Hiking up the Manakamana trail is moderately hard, but a healthy takes less than four hours to reach at the top.
Everything went on as expected. Chatting with the co-hikers, jokes and pranks were something I enjoyed the most. I had a nice time with all of my jolly co-hikers. Though I was new in the group, within few hours I became involved with everyone, I felt like they were someone whom I have known since very long and all of them were very friendly and lively.