“The best view comes after the hardest climb!”
After spending around 20 mins at the peak, we started our journey back to basecamp. For the first time in our life, coming down proved to be more difficult than going up. Going down, our shoes started slipping and we were falling every now and then. Our hands had literally frozen and swelled.
After some time, we had stopped feeling anything and we were just going on our own. After almost 4-5 hours of the climb down we reached basecamp. We had a quick lunch at around 4 PM. The camp had been packed up and everyone was ready to go. We wanted to rest but time was clocking and we had to reach Pantwari as soon as possible. So, immediately after having lunch we left for Pantwari.
Our feet were paining like hell but we kept pushing ourselves. Around 6.30 PM we reached Pantwari. We had successfully completed 15 km trek in one day!!
Now was the big questions - what should be done to reach back home? We surely did not want to stay in Pantwari. So, we decided to at least try to reach Dehradun and decide what to do. We could stay overnight in Dehradun or somehow push ourselves to reach Gurgaon.
I put some Iodex on my feet, drank a RedBull and started driving to Dehradun. After about 3.5 hours we reached Dehradun. We stopped at a cafe to take some rest and decide what to do.
Searching for hotel and settling there would take around 1 - 1.5 hours. In that, we could cover a good amount of distance. I was well awake because of RedBull and the coffee we had at the cafe. So, we decided to continue our journey.
We reached Gurgaon at around 4.30 AM. I was happy that I was able to complete the journey, but I wanted to sleep now! Went straight to bed and fell dead asleep.
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Day 1 - Nag Tibba Base Camp
Day 2 - Nag Tibba Summit