My pursuit of putting every long weekend of 2017 to use landed me on a journey to, what seemed like a day trek, Khuppar Top. The trek to Khuppar Top starts from Giri Ganga, which is some 8km from Kharapathar, the last town before the hike begins. The route seemed promising, crisp and exactly what I was looking for. But in my excitement, I overlooked a highly important factor, which more sensible travellers consider a priority – the weather.
On the day of our departure, there was a hailstorm in Delhi. A hailstorm... in Delhi. One could only imagine what the conditions were in higher places. Riddled with cynicism and impulse, I set out with my friends to attempt this "day trek".