Labanya, Rohan, Himankar, Nirupama, and I had lunch on a big rock at the top of Dzukou Valley while enjoying the beautiful views of the valley and the river below.
As a shelter for the night, we relied on our sleeping bags and tents. Experience-wise, it was great.
October 24, 2022.
When I woke up in the morning, it was raining.
As soon as we finished our breakfast, we began the dangerous trek back to our homestay.
Since it was raining, it was way more dangerous this time. There was a lot of water on the narrow trekking road, causing it to become slippery and muddy. It was still raining, it didn't seem to be stopping any time soon.
We still had to return, so we started our hardest trek ever.
My companion during the trek was Labanya, and she had difficulty carrying her sleeping bag since it became heavier after the rain. Although I tried to help her, I was unable to carry her sleeping bag since I had my own. We reached the viewpoint after trekking for three hours. Here is where the hardest 1 KM trek begins.
We saw our guide, and Labanya told him to carry her bag, and he agreed. It was now easier for her to trek.
The trek was challenging for everyone. There was mud and cold water all over our shoes. It was so rainy that even our raincoats failed to keep us dry.
When we arrived at the homestay, we discovered that almost all of our clothes were wet.
In this crisis kinda situation, I had a pair of dry jeans in the homestay, and that was enough.
After lunch at the homestay, we headed to Dimapur Railway Station.
So that's the story of my Dzukou Valley trip.
I had the most beautiful and memorable journey of my life even though it had been the most difficult trip of my life.
Fortunately, I went to Dzukou Valley with some amazing people, who made my journey easier and more memorable.
My experiences with them will stay with me forever, I would definitely like to travel with any one of them again whenever I get the chance.
I will miss Labanya, Rohan, Joydeep Bhaiya (Bro), my favorite couple (Himankar and Nirupama), Sudeepta, Teachers (Vivek and Manisha), Anamika Di (Sister), as well as the other travelers.