From the top of the hill the mighty ‘Duguna Gadi’ was inviting us a challenge. We too accepted the challenge and marched to conquer it.
Tatopani held intrigue for me even as a kid, and stepping into the scathingly hot water after a long day of hiking was an amazing experience. At about 8.30 PM, we reached zero kilo near Melamchi where we stopped for our breakfast. The hills and dales were absolute treats and as we moved along the river banks, I was mesmerized. 8 kilometers from Tatopani, we crossed a suspension bridge to kick off the hike to Tuhuro Gadhi. The ascent was decorated with beautiful stone walled houses that brought back years of yonder. Almost half way between the highway and the fort, as we neared a village, we ran into rain, and as we were getting drenched,