Tuesday, 10 June 2014

My Memorable Days in Darjeeling

By Monoswita Sharma

On 25th of April we started our journey in the Himalayas. We thank our Principal Sir, Lipika Maam, Monojyoti Sir for giving us this opportunity. Also, we were very lucky to have with us Mr. Tarun Saikia sir, the first person from Assam to climb Mt. Everest. From this Trekking we improved our life skills. We always got all the comfort, facilities from our parents, teachers but after starting our journey in the Himalayas, we got the opportunity to step up from our comfort zone and see the real life.

On 25th April at 07:00 p.m. we started our journey from our school to Guwahati railway station. The next morning we reached N.J.P. station. We had our break-fast in Siliguri Near about 10:30 a.m. we started our journey again from Siliguri till Maney Bhanjan. After reaching Maney Bhanjan we went for a walk. The next morning we went to Tumbling by jeep. We reached Tumbling at 09:30. We had our breakfast. At 11:00 our real journey begins we started walking from Tumbling. We walked fro 10 k.m. We enjoyed walking. On the way we met with heavy rain shower and all of us put ‘barsati’ as we did not have raincoat. We all enjoyed walking in the rain but also more effort and energy was needed. Finally we reached Kal Pokhri at 05:00 p.m. It was very cold and also we met snow falls. We played in the snow. Next morning at 08:00 a.m. we started our journey from Kal Pokhri to Sandakphu, though it was 6k.m. less than the previous day but more energy was needed and it was also very tiring as we had to walk up the mountains. The temperature was near about 20C or 30C. We reached Sandakphu at 03:00 p.m. we had our lunch went for light seeing. We were staying in the border of India and Nepal. We stayed in India and had our snacks in Nepal. It was very cold out there.

Next morning we started trekking at 08:00 a.m. We walked for 22k.m. Up above the mountings there was water scarcity, so we had to reduce our uses of water. At 11:00 a.m. we stopped for our lunch in Gurdung. That day we were walking in the mountains for the last time. Again at 01:00 p.m. we started our journey of rest of 10km. from Gurgund. In the evening we reached Rimbick after walking for 22km. That was our last day of trekking and we have completed it successfully. The next morning we went back to Darjeeling. We stayed there for one day. On 2nd May finally we reached back to Guwahati.
In this trekking we learnt how to be self disciplined, de¬termined and we have developed leadership qualities, teambuilding capacity, adaptation, problem solving capacity, resilience and also our inter personal rela¬tionship.

We would like to thank Tarun Saikia Sir (1st Assamese to climb the Mount Everest) and all the team members of his committee for guiding us and creating a sense of discipline and consciousness about protecting our environment within us. We brought back lots of sweet memories, love towards nature within us.

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