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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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So this is what Maneybhanjang looks like - Day 2 : Destination - Gairibas(Via Chitrey-Tumbling) The actual trek begins on a fresh morning from Maney.The first stop is Chitre.its a 3 km uphill climb.There are shortcuts that are steeper than the normal motorable road.After a brief uphill climb , you pause and you take in the view of your first Snow capped peak.Members of the Pandim family stand in unison.They beckon you forward.And you go up and up,stopping to catch your breath along the way.For first time trekkers this proves to be a tough challenge but hey !...