Now, the real twist begins. Its 3:30 Pm on the clock, we are just 8 Km away from the Bomdila pass,the heavy thunderstorm started. We got down from the bikes, put on our raincoat and wrapped the bags with the big poly bags (which we were carrying with us for such unprecedented events) and resumed our expedition. To our surprise, the rain had now turned into a cloud burst. The downpours were hitting hard on our bikes. During one of the turns, we encountered the live landslide right in front of our faces. The soil was flowing alongwith the water. Our 1st rider just had a miraculous escape from this slide. Moving further 150 metres, we came to know that a series of gigantic landslides had occured and the roads has been blocked in many areas.
We had no other potion but to wait in the rain for full clearance of roads. The local authorities has come with the excavators for clearing the road, however continuous pouring were making their task difficult. It took them 3 hours and lots of hardwork, before making the road fit for transportation. We resumed our journey around 6:30 Pm, the roads were filled with around 15 inches of mud making the bikes slippery. It was very difficult to pull the bikes in the muddy road and in no light. Somehow, with the help and support of the local people, army personnel etc, we managed to get through. We crossed Bomdila pass, which is at 7200 feet and found ourselves alone riding in the dark. We could only find our bikes headlights in the otherwise deserted roads at this hour of the evening. The silence of the roads were scary and thrilling at the same time.
We managed to reach Dirang around 8 Pm in the evening. which is around 50Km from Bomdila. Our clothes inside our bags had got wet by the force of the rain, even our polybags were unable to protect them. We checked into the guest house and soon after that the thunderstorm started again which lasted the whole night.