We slept soundly on the third night of the Himalayas trek. I woke up about 5.30 am. Thanks to Nitesh for his amazing foot massage last night, my feet felt so light. He is a multi-talented guy. The warm water treatment suggested by our guides also helped in bringing us to our feet again. I felt afresh that morning, and the surroundings around our campsite were so wonderful.
Soon the team was ready to get going… for the Himalayas trek
We warmed up and continued descending down the mountain.
The path was just fine. Here and there, the jungle routes had fallen trees and other obstacles on the way.
We stopped for a rest. The good part of travelling with this gang was we never just rested, we had fun. We hung out, making joke and playing around the guy’s ways. Some of us tried out carrying the baggage from the crews. Let me tell you, it wasn’t easy at all. We really have to give it to those guys.
When we were on the move again, we came across a stream created by the cloud bursting rains and the landslides in 2012. The villagers have already made some wooden bridge to cross it and nicely paved walkways from here.
Right after we crossed the stream, we met some villagers with their cattle. They were the first human beings other than our group we met since we left for the trek 3 days ago.
The jungle road at this stretch was very comfortable.
We met more villagers and their farm houses.
There were amazing mountain views around us.
Then we’re on another mountain slope which was very tricky to go down.
We descended carefully and reached another stream below. This was our pit stop for lunch.
We relaxed here, removed our shoes and freshened up in sparkling ice cold water. The lunch was very good. We had our meal, listening to the musical sound of water gushing through the rocks.
Then it was time for climb up to the next mountain again. The route was taking us to Agora. The climb was really tough.
As we were moving up to the higher range, we could see the water stream where we had lunch below us and the village and farm houses we just passed at a distance in another mountain.
About an hour later, after we had covered beautiful hill trails, we joined the route from Agora to Bebra. We saw Agora village few hundred meters ahead, but we were going toward Bebra. There is a guest house at this place, aptly named after the Burans Flower. It was drizzling and very windy at this stretch.
The walkways further were well developed. This is the main route to Dodhital Lake so the government has developed the road there. The views were breathtaking.
3 hours later, we saw our campsite for the day, the Bebra Gate, situated at the bottom of Bebra village.
We crossed another stream and slope before reaching the signboard
Here we had the most needed hot coffee and listened to the music on an old radio.
The rest of gang who were behind us also reached the camp site later. We hung out for a while then went for a bath and freshened up. The dinner was absolutely fantastic, featuring something delicious cooked by Nitesh, Ankit, Sudeep and Shashi.
It was time to hit the beds. For the first time in the past few days we had the rooms and proper beddings. However, we had to still sleep inside sleeping bags to beat the freezing night.
Can’t wait to tell you more about the next day…
See you soon,