Hey. Now there is a twist in the tail. The enjoyment will get less and thrill began. I could smell that the journey will get tougher than previous day but it was not communicated just to make sure everyone’s moral is high.
Today we started at 8 as it was confirmed that we only need to cover 8-9 kms where 4 kms being the elevated road and 4-5 km being plain roads in a meadow.
We already had two casualties before we started as one of my senior vomited yesterday and one was suffering from a bad stomach. So, it was not at all easy to complete the day. I again started walking at the end of my batch and as expected we were slower than what our pace should have been. Ashish (who was suffering from bad stomach) took break at every 10-15 min to attend the nature’s call and hence, it took a lot of time for us to reach half way. Because of him, we came to know about the importance of carrying wet wipes on the trek. ????
As we were getting to the top of the mountain the temperature also started reducing and we can feel it. So, I took out my rain coat and wore it. Though it was still not that cold where I need to wear a jacket.
We had sufficient dry fruits and chocolates for instant energy and recovery which we were having at every half an hour break. It was a long walk through the mountain forests for 4-5 kms as it was dark, muddy (due to previous day rain) and visibility was also less due to cloudy weather. Our halfway stop came after around 6 kms on a meadow where we spent around half an hour to give rest to our body and stay active. We clicked good photos and had ORS/electoral.
Then we again started towards our destination for the day but since we did 6 kms now I knew that it’s not 8kms today but more than that. ????
Fortunately, no casualties till now but you never know what’s waiting for us. Now the way wasn’t that steep, weather was also favourable and we started walking through at a constant pace to make sure we reach to the final point ASAP.
We clicked good photos and finally we reached our today’s destination at around 1 pm.
So from today for the next 3 days we have to spend our nights in tents in which I am sure everyone will not be comfortable with.
Now this tip has given me an opportunity to learn one of the game of playing cards and I’ve become a master of it ???? as I’ve started winning few games. Now, the temperature really has gone down for around 5 degrees from the previous day. So we need to wear at least good warm clothes to make sure the body doesn’t catch cold at night. We were 8 so we had 3 tents in which we needed to sleep. It was clearly told to us that if anyone wants to go to washroom then someone should go with them as the washroom tent was a bit far away and we need to make sure that we put enough sand and grass on our own shit so that it doesn’t effect the next person using it. ????