Once I reached Sukhiapokhari after paying Rs 70 fare, the place didn't seem appetising for me to spend a night there. A local informed I can find a shuttle to Manebhanjyang, which is famous as the starting point to the famous Sandakphu trek, which I had dreamed of undertaking at some point. So there I was, hopping into a rickety Omni shuttle and covering the bumpy ride to Manebhanjyang.
In mountains the evening comes down suddenly, and there I was winding through a dense area as the blanket of darkness fell upon swiftly. As luck would have had, there were no rooms in Manebhanjyang and I was starting to get a tad nervous on embarking on this adventure. However , I got lucky and found a homestay, though shabby at 500/night and was good to go. The only catch? It fell in territory of Nepal, which meant no mobile coverage for the rest of the night!