Now hear the trip begins, I reached the Bir early 6 am in the morning, got down the road which takes you to the small village. Do remind the co driver to get you down at Bir circle. You can walk or take a cab (takes 100INR standard rate for 1km), walk down the village.
There are bunch of Oyo,hostels and hotels to stay, I chose to stay in Zostel. Go frenshen up, and take a good overview of activities arranged by such backpacker hostel, and trust me they have a lot (both Zostel and Bunkers Hostel), take a bike from Zostel itself and go for mountain biking🚴♂️ to Choukling Monestry. It's about 5-6 km into the woods with mesmerizing views of himalayan range, beautiful dense oak/pine forest and lots of bird to watch or at least hear their melodious chirp.
**TIP: Do have breakfast and take a water bottle to keep you energetic and hydrated since it do have some steap slopes and require a lot of heart pumping to get along.
Return back and relax. Grab some lunch,Bir have a lots and trust me on this a lots of option in a small town for food.Do try Thupa - the local Tibetian delicacy. Sit around in cafes or go for paragliding as time permits ( ask Zostel reception for all arrangements), I chose for next day since I had time and wanted to relax.
Go to waterfall nearby by walking or cab (same 100 bucks per km rate), the water is freezing cold and it's beautiful with not lots of people and gives a peaceful getaway.
By evening return back to Zostel. I met my roommate or dorm-mates now. And when you are on Backpacker mode getting along is so easy, I got a really cool chap (names not disclosed intentionally) from Mumbai and 2 girls from Indore. We went to the common area to grab some snacks and started to play board games and meanwhile planned that tomorrow after paragliding let's go to Mcloedganj and we asked reception to book a cab for us. Now the fun begins the girls already got some booze and in evening they got permission for bonfire session in backyard of a cafe in night.
We had light dinner and left for bonfire right in front of the landing site, there is a South Indian restaurant and to specially mention the people here in Bir are so welcoming and heartwarming that the owner opened up the place 9 in evening only for us, gave us his place for bonfire and woods and Kerosene to lighten up for free of cost.
We had bonfire session past midnight and since it was full moon there were few professional paraglider which we witnessed.
Not only people here but the dogs hear are so welcoming - I want to mention BHALU, very calm father like personality. Why? 'coz this guy were not giving us any attention at all, bus as cafe uncle's son was there he mentioned that he is listening it all and intentionally chosing to ignore. I didn't believed but when we were living the place @1am, he escorted us till Zostel from the site 3km even other dogs were barking at Bhalu ferociously and then returned back simply. He just wanted to ensure that we are back home safe.