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Suketar Airport

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The time arrived to get back, we freshen up, took our bags from the room, checked the bike and bhroom-bhroom! we were ready to move. We reached Phungling bazar in around 30 minutes, had light food and continued our ride. We began to loose the altitude slowly and gradually and until Kabeli river bridge. While going up the same way yesterday, we were completely unaware of the landscape due to darkness but today we got chance to realize how adventurous it was. Cliffs, landslides straight up to the top, and then straight down hundreds of meters to the river bank. Two-lane rocky downhill route took us nearly an hour to cross. We left Taplejung and gradually began uphill journey to Phidim, Panchthar, the highway was in nice condition from there. We mistaken the distance to Phidim from there as around 50 KM and continued the ride but after travelling little more than an hour we saw a milestone with " Phidim 45KM". We only believed that after seeing another milestone with " Phidim 44KM" in a while. It was already pitch dark and we had no options except continuing. During the ride, we felt like the highway is never going to end. Our rough plan was to stop that day's journey in Ranke, but we changed it and decided to stay in Phidim. After 45 minutes we stopped in the roadside cafe and had black coffee as it was freezing, Phidim was still 25 Km far. Feeling some warm inside we began journey to the Headquarter, we reached there at around 20:00. Then we got off the bike and started searching for the lodge. First lodge we saw was good on the outside but was not clean inside. So we looked at comparatively good second one, room was okay but we had worst ever food and service of the whole trip that night. I didn't expect black tea in the beer glass in the roadside hotel of the district headquarter. As we were tired too much, we had good sleep anyway.Day 4 - Phidim ➟ Ilam BazarWe woke up at 6:00 and freshen up. It was pleasant morning and that day's destination was to reach Ilam Bazar, just around 60 Km far. We began the journey back at 7:00 and started gaining altitude slowly. Glimpse of majestic Kanchenjunga mountain made the surrounding view awesome. Phidim bazar started to fade as we got higher.
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Day 3 - Suketar ➟ Pathibhara temple ➟ Suketar ➟ PhidimWe had to go to Chhatedhunga to start the hike so we woke up too early, at 3:00, be fresh and got ready for the adventurous ride on a extreme road. We managed to get there at around 5:30 and started walking up the hill towards Pathibhara temple. Full moon was about to set on the west and golden rays were spreading on eastern sky. It was beautiful blue hour of ' Moon Set & Sun Rise'. We watched the sunrise at 6:40 from the way after crossing lower Phedi. Crossing different local places such as Kafle Pati,Lower Phedi, Deurali etc. we reached Upper Phedi at around 7:30, had tea, some Satu and Popcorn. We did some shopping - Pooja Items and bottled water and all set for final ~2 Km hike to ~3800m; sign board on the roadside said that it will take 2 more hours, it may take less for regular hikers.