Conquering Kudhuremukh Part 2

Already PP,Chetan and manja were ready to take the next challenge……but we 3 were still in the sleeping mood…..
but we got up and finished our morning work……had breakfast….Noodles and Concrete……..
Later packed our bags….now our bags were not so heavy…..just a thought came into to my mind that how much we eat..

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Sharp 6am we left the place for the next destination…..the peak is still 5 km (according to localities) so the it will be 10 + 12 km of trekking for the day…….

But again we lost our way….. we were stuck in a place where there were two ways and we were supposed choose one…
we took one of them…..came back again thinking it as wrong way…..but againg went back in the same path…
oh…we were on the correct path……

Then came a steep hill….it must have been 75 degrees…almost 90….with the weight on the back it was very difficult
to climb that…but after taking almost an hour..we could reach the top of it…..by then everybody were dog tired…
so we decided to hide the bags somewhere and continue…..

but then it was still 3 hrs walk….me,venky,papu droped out….i was feeling very sleepy..and tired…so we guys thought we three will stay and take the rest and the other three will continue..and they will come back by 1pm..
ny way i could see the view from the peak….next time..

but no regrets we guyz had a blast staying back….all of took ou our slleping bags again…..and slept…..must be around 9am …we were in deep sleep..something touched me…i got up with a shock…then there were another batch of guys from adichunchanagiri medical college……

again back to sleep…….sleeping in the jungle….nobody guarding us….but none of us were worried..slept until 11 but then it started getting hot ….we could stay inside the sleeping bag….so we started searching for a tree where we can put our tent…finally we got a tree……yups got into the sleeping bags again…but this tie couldnt sleep started chatting again…..whatelse you can do amidst a jungle……

must be aroun 12:20 the guys came back……from the peak…..then we started having some bread with jam ,milk etc…by 1pm we were ready to descend…….but now we were much faster……were not getting tired…..but it was difficult to
get the grip….most of the time we used to skid…..then by 1:40..we were back in the Lobo’s house…..

From here again we should walk 12 kms (but we felt it was more than that)……started to trek again…started chatting all sort of things while walking…by 4 we were lost again….actually this time we took a different route from Lobo’s house directed by Mr.Shankar….localite….but again we belived in one of the routes and followed it ….we were very happy when we found our rasta…after walking….came near a river……..

We washed our faces…then started taking some photoes…..chetan hap the camera with him..and guess what happened he slipped into the water….so our second reel is gone…….hpefully nothing happened to the came….we spent there half an hour and again started walking……walking….walking…..it was getting dark…i felt that this is never going to end…we didnt have anythhing to speak also….everything was over……finally must be around 6 we reached the main rd…and there was shop…i wanted to call home…..by chance there was a telephone booth too….

7:15 is the bus to Karkal…i.e is the last bus and no direct bus to mangalore declared the shpkeeper….and blore guys have to go to kuduremukh city (so called)…to catch the bus….then we had some coffee…..

oh yaa….we got our
bus….bus was quite empty…so i slept..on venkys lap…what a sleep…then must be around 9:30 we reached the karkala….me and venky had dinner …you know what ragi mudde (so called devegowda’s ragi ball)…
Then there also we caught last bus to Mangalore…again both of were asleep when we reached mangalore…..

got down at our stop (called Lady Hill Stop)…..went home…..opened the bed…slept….WHAT A SLEEP…….
here it ends my gr8 trip to Kudhuremukh………

Thanks for all of u for reading this ……….

Thej

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