Goechala- Day 1:Bagdogra to Yuksom

Posted: July 1, 2022 in My Silly thoughts
Indie Dalmatian 😅

Goechala being a defficult trek i was not prepared physically, no running, no walking only eating and more eating, my stomach was like Lord Ganesha’s tummy.” I can do it” i was prepared only mentally

Like always, my dad was assuming i was working from blore, between those 4 walls. It’s not that I didn’t want to inform him it’s just that he can’t imagine me trekking in unknown state. So I have to lay low. ” No , network, don’t call, i will drop a message whenever I can” my mom and sister were asked to follow this guideline no matter what and repeat with sentiments” don’t call her she must be busy” whenever he tried to call me. I was hoping that my dad won’t come to know about my adventure while I am away and my secret will be safe

Been familiar with Bagdogra I felt it like my second home. It was my second visit in last 6months. Same familiar AirBnb, same auto guy, same boring flyover and dust

May 7: I attended the mass early morning buttering god to watch over me and protect me. One can never be safe when it’s mountain we are climbing, 200 things can go wrong.

Finally when I met my trekmates i was” it’s going to be terrible” i found their smile dry like dry grass, ready to get sucked anytime.” Oh boy” was all I could say. But then to compliment lady in pink top with pink lipstick, lady with Bob hair, guy with shy nature and tall guy with “i am so happy” smile lighten the atmosphere.

I was lucky i must say to travel with those 2 ladies and that shy guy. Pink lady was in her early 50s and her trekking experience was amazing, she was passionate, full of energy and ” i don’t give rats ass” atitude. Bob hair lady was our HR partner, very smart, also a trekker and traveler, intelligent too. Shy guy was working in bank and we didn’t give him any chance to speak🤩

Thani was changing gear left, right speeding his car while we spoke this, that and there was a time we were dead silent dozing on and off.

I had missed 2 seasons due to covid and didn’t want to miss this one so i had packed my bags without second thought. It was crazy difficult I knew it, heard a lot, read a lot so wanted to check my caliber.

While Thani zuped his wagonr with full speed on those curves i thought will reach heaven before reaching the mountain. With his upscaled driving skills he dropped us to Yuksom without a scratch on our body. He and we both deserve a medal for that journey.

Trek briefing, document submission, last minute shopping, last bath with packed energy we slept that night in that cozy room on comfortable bed.

To Be Continued…

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