We decide to venture out on a four hour Dainkund trek from the Aamod resort. The resort had a guide to accompany us and we set off after breakfast by 9:30 am. There is a nominal charge for the trek. Meanwhile, we saw many guests opting for a one hour trek before breakfast. Our guide told our driver to meet us at the Dainkund hill by 1 pm, as he was sure we will not able to retrace our way back to the resort after the four hours of walking one-way.
We set out first into a forest of deodars. There is a well cut path and as our guide explained, it’s a short-cut to the town, frequented by the locals. We meet a few along the way, but most of way it was only the three of us and the magnificent trees. There is no tarred road to his village, he was reminiscent about his school days, when they had to walk 5 kms to school in the mornings and back the same way in the evening. Exhausted by the time they reached home, where is the time to study…..Most locals do not complete school and opt instead to join the armed forces or find a menial job.