5.30 pm, just as we started climbing again, the weather changed dramatically. The wind was blowing super chilled and the kids as well started to feel cold. It was us against the weather now. I couldn’t grab the courage to keep on walking and it was almost half way left.
A girl named Angmo, just 11 years old came to me and said “Didi ap ko karke dikhana hai bas thoda dur or” (Di you have to do it, just a little more). Though I was half gone, but for that girl and her faith, I tried to gather some courage and kept walking.
After walking for another hour, we reached the point from where we could see Tashigang village. I fell in middle of the road. It was just not happening for me.
I never felt so hopeless in my life. Never.
It felt like the early symptoms of AMS; acute dizziness, body shivering and headache. But I stood up once again, because I knew nobody would come to pick me up and because of me, these kids were suffering in the cold weather.