It was June 19, 2022. With our bags packed and shoes buckled, we arrived at the DWIT Compound at 7 a.m. and set off on our trek at 7:30 a.m.
After a 25 minutes bus ride, we stopped for breakfast at Balaju Bypass and resumed our journey to Jamacho Gumba. It was supposed to be a half-hour journey to Fulbari gate, but it took us more than an hour since we got lost on the way. We reached Fulbari gate at 9:12 am. Our bags were checked for speakers so that we didn’t blast loud music and scare the crap out of those wild animals on our way. We walked in, and the hike began with stairs. It felt so much better to climb up the stairs than to struggle up on a steep road. But this feeling couldn’t last for more than 5 minutes.