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Gorkhey

Rakesh Malik
We crossed the small bridge and checked in at Paradise Hotel for one night. We had a few packets of Wai Wai with us, told them to cook for us, they charge ₹20 to add veggies and cook, for each packet.We went to the stream and dipped our feet in the cold water. It was quite soothing after the long downhill trek. We returned to hut and continued the Rummy, until we were called for dinner. It was rice meal. After dinner, playing cards for a while more and a little bit of stargazing we went to bed, as we need to wake up early tomorrow.
DAY 5 – REACHING GORKHEYThe next day turned out to be bitterly cold but the golden hue of the sunrise made it worth leaving the warmth of our sleeping bags.It was almost a down hill trek. We trekked through the enchanting bamboo forest, which took us nearly 5 hours. I was numb with cold and was thankful for the lunch break. Samandan was amazing, pretty as a picture, nestled as it was in a valley between two mountains with a pristine stream flowing nearby. Gorkhey was another two km away.The day’s trek ended in Gorkhey, a quaint little village with a gurgling stream. The water in it was freezing! Just as we were getting ready for dinner, I asked my friend to pour water for me to clean my lunch box, but the water froze half way through the pouring! I was forced to abandon my cleaning and had to eat out of the greasy box. The price one has to pay, living in the rough! It certainly makes you appreciate the niceties that one takes for granted back home.
DAY 5 – REACHING GORKHEYThe next day turned out to be bitterly cold but the golden hue of the sunrise made it worth leaving the warmth of our sleeping bags.It was almost a down hill trek. We trekked through the enchanting bamboo forest, which took us nearly 5 hours. I was numb with cold and was thankful for the lunch break. Samandan was amazing, pretty as a picture, nestled as it was in a valley between two mountains with a pristine stream flowing nearby. Gorkhey was another two km away.The day’s trek ended in Gorkhey, a quaint little village with a gurgling stream. The water in it was freezing! Just as we were getting ready for dinner, I asked my friend to pour water for me to clean my lunch box, but the water froze half way through the pouring! I was forced to abandon my cleaning and had to eat out of the greasy box. The price one has to pay, living in the rough! It certainly makes you appreciate the niceties that one takes for granted back home.
Soham Chakraborty
After trekking downhill through a forest for about 5 hours, we reached the village of Samamden. We had some maggi and chai here and came to know that Gorkhey is just a couple of kms away. It was clear that we were down from the high mountains to lower villages as the greenery all around increased drastically! The trek was tricky as all the snow started to melt and we were slipping a lot in the forest trail. After another hour, we reached Gorkhey. It was around 4 pm, we got some warm water and some of us took a nice warm bath after being deprived of it for 5 days!
Aman Sharma
December 15th, 2017I have a good breakfast for this day because we've been warned that it's going to be a long one with good ascents and descends. I'm kinda sad this day because Natasha and her parents have to leave since there are no roads after Sabargram. I had had a good time with them, Natasha being the crazy one, her mom the sensible one, and her dad the most funny guy I had ever met. We all gather around for a group picture before parting ways.