After the initial climb, we came upon a canal and walked along its wall that was lined with beautiful flowers. We crossed a small waterfall and continued the ascent. Soon we were up and walking along a traverse. To our left, we should be seeing Dhak, but thick fog surrounded us throughout the morning, robbing us off any views. After halting for some time, at the top, we started our descend into the jungle. It was slippery and many fell. We got into the jungle, dodged the low lying branches and headed towards the direction of Dhak. Soon, there is a bifurcation in the trail and a clear marking that indicates the direction to Bhimashankar. We turn right. Here the ancient trade route can be seen clearly as we spot the stones that make the road extensively in this patch.Soon we reached Kusur plateau that was green in all directions as far as the eye could see. From here, the plan was to reach Dhangarwadi and halt for lunch at a villager's house. However, due to fog we were unable to spot the iron pole/electricity tower that pointed in the right direction. As a result, we were lost in this vast expanse of land. Weighed down by a heavy rucksack, I wished to stop for lunch. But we were unable to find the villager's house where we had intended to stop. Luckily, we found another gracious villager who allowed us to have lunch in his house. We devoured our pack lunches in his hut, and then enjoyed many glasses of buttermilk made by the villager's family.