This one is interesting, my best friend and I were a recent member of Royal Society for Protection of Nature (RSPN), we were not really sure what we had to do as a member but few days after the membership we got invitation for a hike to "My Gakidh Village" which basically translates to "my happy and peaceful village" the agenda was really amazing, it had hiking, bird watching, camping and tour through the village...who would say no to that. So we signed up for it and anxiously waited for it (16-17th December, 2017)
On 16th December (Saturday) all the participants had to gather at RPSN office parking where we loaded our camping gears and got into the bus at 6.30 am. We started the journey at 7 am, and we were glad to see some familiar faces. we stopped for a short tea break on the way at Hongtsho and photo session at Dochula. The next stop was directly at Menchhuna, we met with members from Youth Development Fund, WWF and local guides from My Gakidh Village. There was a short briefing regarding the plan for the day my RSPN coordinator and then the fun began.
All the members pitched in to make camp fire, stone stove for cooking and cleaning the dishes. We made tea, then started with dinner. All of us gathered around the fire by evening with music, all the members interacted with one another and it was good time to bond. The dinner also turned out quite good. The night continued with music and dancing but we went to bed a bit early. the next morning, we fixed quick breakfast and tea. while some were prepping breakfast, rest of us cleaned the area. we all then packed our tents and had breakfast. we took another group picture and then we were briefed about the day's program.
|Traditional cooking mud stove|
At around 5 pm, we all got into the bus and returned for home, we stopped at the same highway shop for tea and reached the RSPN parking by 6 pm. We were all super tired but every one had that silly smiles on their faces...we had all made new friends and were all taking home a wonderful experiences.