I left the Meerathang campsite with heavy heart. By the time I started my trek back, I was used to weight and walking. I enjoyed the scenic view around me more. We directly reached back Mago on the same day we started from Meerathang. Post that we reached New Melling next day.
We had Rock climbing test next day. You need to climb certain rock faces at stipulated time. You can have up to 3 fall chances. Once this was done, we just chilled out by having Maggie and Momo’s.
Most tiresome run of running 8 Kms with 12 kgs backpack was next day. Men have to run with 15 kg backpack. I took 1 hour 12 mins to complete the run. Post every 58 mins cut off, 2 marks will be deducted for every 4 mins being late. All you need to do in this is keep running.
Crossing the ice-cold river with the help of zip line was most invigorating. it does look simple but it requires some amount of back and hand strength. The mighty view of river, endless web of flowing bliss, sometimes it can feel like a complex, albeit intriguing, maze. I thoroughly enjoyed this. I cannot explain this, I can only suggest you enjoy this thrilling experience of Zip-line river-crossing.
We spent total of 3 days in New Melling on our way back. I had hard time leaving that small town. I’m totally in love with that place. We trekked all the way back till Jang. The view was spectacular with several water falls all around us.
Back in Campus
We spent the remaining 2 days in Campus. In these 2 days we only had only one written exam and one hour of last day presentation ceremony. We had relaxing 2 days in campus. Post all this, we did bid Adieu to campus and spent the next 2 days in Shillong before coming back to Bangalore.
A BIG thank you to all who helped me in this Journey. It would not have been possible without several people’s constant support and encouragement. This has been an incredible journey and an enriching experience for me and I will remember every bit of it for the rest of my life!
Basic Mountaineering course is the first baby step for you, if you are keen on mountaineering. The journey beyond that is a long one. I wish you the best of luck for this journey.
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