Trips and Itineraries for Gairibas
50 Shades of Sandakphu
The trail passes through the villages of Jaubari (Distance: 6kms from Tumling, Altitude: 9,186ft), Gairibas (Distacne: 1km from Jhaubari, Altitude: 8,600ft), Kaiyakatta ( Distance: 2km from Gairibas) and finally on to Kalipokhri....
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An Amateur's Trek To Sandakphu, The Himalayas
We decided not to take any break in Joubari and proceeded towards Gairibas…the road to Gairibas was pretty much downhill and I started to feel a mild pain in my ankles.we reached Gairibas by 10.45.I was feeling a bit tired by now so I decided to rest there for half n hour n get a little refreshed.I found another Bengali group of 10-12 people in the Gairibas trekkers hut but as they decided to halt at gairibas for the night I dint want to join them.I wanted to reach Kalapokhri today by 3pm today itself.I planned to cover the least distance possible tomorrow because I’v heard the last few kms steep climb to Sandakphu is extremely difficult and it takes time.Anyways after massaging my feet for a while with pain killer ointment and having a packaged mango drink,I was feeling ready.We left Gairibas at 11.10 am…Rudra said its a constant steep slope of 2 kms ahead till Kainakata.I was predetermined to cover this distance slowly in 1.5 hrs.I felt short of breath a number of times on the way but I had planned to rest for 5 minutes for every 15minutes I climb.Finally we reached Kainakata by 12.35 noon.We decided to have lunch as Kalapokhri is 4 kms from here and theres not another locality in between.i was disheartened to find only wai wai is available ( once again ) for lunch.but couldn’t help it…sitting on yak skin, I had a semi boiled wai wai with cabbage leaves and omlette.it was cold here…I had a few sips of brandy too.i checked my mobile…it showed airtel Nepal....
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