Finally we reached the base village, Dehri, at around 2.15am. And all of a sudden I realised, I had forgotten two things, two important at home! 1 – TORCH 2- tripod! Tripod can still be excused! But torch! Hell no. There were a couple of people like me also actually. But yes, its pretty much painstaking walking in the jungle without any torch in the middle of the night, even as the moon hides behind the clouds and refuses to give any light! (although others walking in front of me did show the path, people are nice :P).
Falling here and there, twisting my feet while walking, some how or the other i was able to make it, along with others, to the are where the jungle part (the normal ascend) ended and the main, rocky patch began. Rested here for a while. The moon and the clouds were playing hide and seek and I missed my tripod a lot here! But yes, witnessing something good and not photographing it, is also sometimes cool :P
Ladies first, over the rock, helping them climb up the almost 80 degree rock patch, the trek leaders did a good job. Here, you literally have to use both your hands to get yourself up that thing! Doing it in broad daylight would be easier, but at night its awesome! Just some light thrown at you from above by the trek lead and you got to decipher where you need to cling on to next, to get yourself up.