Return journey dates from Yuksum to Namma Bengaluru: 13th & 14th November 2106
Return journey to Namma Bengaluru not went well. Reason behind this Note ban from Modi government on 8th November 2016. When i was in Tsokha camp-site called my sister to inform that we are safe she told me 500 & 1000 notes are banned. Sadly we have carried 500 & 1000 Notes. Struggled to get change at NJP and added to that we couldn’t withdraw 2000 also because either most of ATM’s are closed or long queue outside 🙁 Finally, Arjit helped me to get some change so my return journey to Namma Bengaluru completed in very less cost 😛
After finishing the unforgettable Dzongri & Goecha La experience, we had breakfast at GUPTA RESTAURANT around 7:00 AM in the morning.
Our luggage was also ready and waited for Cab driver Munnu to reach Yuksum. He was coming from Gangtok. Finally, Cab came around 9:00 AM and started our return journey to NJP. Trek crew Bhim joined us and we all reached Jorethang around 12:00 PM where we shifted to another Sumo cos Munnu was tired due to overnight journey.
Note: 2 more trekkers from Kolkata who are back from Dzongri & Goecha La experience joined us in this cab journey.
Had lunch at Melli around 1:30 PM and started back our return journey around 2:00 PM.
On the way, 2 Kolkata trekkers and Richard got down at Siliguri. Myself, Arjit & Soumen reached NJP around 4:30 PM. My train to Kolkata was scheduled around 8:00 PM from NJP somehow we 3 people killed our time at NJP. Arjit & Soumen train is 1 hour late. Bid adieu to Arjit & Soumen at 7:30 PM and I boarded train to Kolkata (Darjeeling Mail) around 8:00 PM.
Reached Sealdah around 6:00 AM next morning. Boarded local bus to Kolkata Airport. Reached Airport by 8:00 AM and waited outside till 12:30 PM. Checked in at 12:30 PM cos my flight was scheduled around 2:30 PM to Namma Bengaluru. Boarded Jet Airways flight around 2:30 PM and reached Namma Bengaluru around 5:00 PM.
Took Volvo Bus to my place and reached home around 8:00 PM.
With this one of the unforgettable Himalayan Adventure comes to end 🙂 🙂 🙂