Although we trekked with all our might but the sun did set before we reached our destination and the last stretch of the road we had to trek in darkness although there was ample moonlight and we also had our torches. At that time the water in our bottle started to freeze and we had to drink as well as chew our water( for those who know Bengali, the phrase "Jol Khabo" should ring in your heads).
But all was good and we reached Sandakphu by 6pm. There at the trekkers hut we met with other fellow trekkers from different parts of the globe. It made me realize that Sandakphu not only attracts people from all over India but from foreign lands also.
The partial pressure of oxygen is considerably low at Sandakphu hill top and the elder in our group Mr. Chakraborty started facing breathing problems. As we were carrying various meds, we put them to good use. Even the hut keeper gave him a hot bag. Owing to his indomitable spirit and a traveller's enthusiasm Mr. Chakraborty who is in his late 50's battled the harsh conditions emerged unscathed by the weather there.Not everyone can say to have done this at such an age.