We felt motivated and thought it has been quite good till now. Then, a signboard said, “KeerGanga- 5kms” and we were excited that we’ll reach in maybe 2 hours more. But, we didn’t know what this 5kms trek has in store for us! Just crossing the bridge with the Pravati river flowing and Alpine trees covered mountains. It’s a different feeling to be so close to the mountains and river. And, yeah, it was very beautiful but, it felt like the Pravati river was flowing in “anger” and will take me in!!
As we started trekking up; the trek was about walking on narrow plane loaded with big stones, soil and water, some land slide affected areas and crossing waterfalls with the scary Pravati river flowing on one side and deep mountains on the other side. And, us walking on that very narrow plane. There were lot of moments I felt this is so “life threatening” and crazy!!
But, we were very determined to finish the trek in time. While, we were struggling to reach up the hill; the fellow trekkers going down after finishing their trek were very motivating. Especially, for me to see very few young women doing the trek was so encouraging. We were smiling looking at each other and it was like, “Hey! You are doing good girl. More power to you!” This feeling was priceless.
We were about 2 hours away to reaching Keerganga; there was this extreme bodily exhaustion experienced and it felt like the body is giving up! But, again it was the mental strength counted and the whole spirit, “We are not competing with anyone. We are on our own journey and it’s the journey which is more important than the destination”. Finally, by 3pm we reached Keerganga and I could only experience breathlessness and no feeling. In few minutes it actually synced in that we have reached our destination.