We started off early. By now, it was clear who all will be going to the Valley and who will go to the Gurudwara. Both the teams would return back to Govind Dham and yet, not wait there for long. We planned to meet down below in Govind Ghat. That meant a good 20 kilometers trek downhill for both the teams.
Over breakfast, we contemplated that the trek downhill would be much more easier than what it was like, uphill. But that was soon proven wrong. While you trek uphill, you heave and ho a lot, and the pressure is on your heart. It thumps so loudly in your ears that you can’t hear yourself talk. But the trek downhill takes a toll on your feet, if you don’t know how to minimize the pressure on your toes. Most of us step on something with our toes first. But while trekking downhill, if you learn to apply the pressure in the curve of your foot, it will ease the tension to a great extent… or else, be happy with blisters and a blue toenail.