There are some places in this world about which we keep hearing about since childhood. Stories of such places keep fascinating us while we grow up and they keep getting listed in our travel bucket list. Our stupid mind keeps dreaming about it and wakes up us realising that it is a mirage and you are back in your boring life . It hurts. It aches. One couldn’t forget about this list of ” I really want to visit ” places. It gives us the fire to fight through the monotonous robotic life we live everyday.
Since I came back from Jeddah in November,my heart was burning from a desire to roam somewhere, a place who can gives me happiness and trust me, I don’t think I ever felt such happiness till I saw this beautiful monument in front of me. I was spellbound by this magnificent building The Golden Temple, also known as Harmandir Sahib, Harmandir , also called Darbar Sahib ,the chief gurdwara, or house of worship, of Sikhism and the Sikhs’ most important pilgrimage site. Despite it beings the most important pilgrimage site of Sikh religion, it openly embraces people from all religions.
Welcome ya all to the second part of my Dzukou valley trek. I hope you guys have watched the first part where I vlogged my journey that how did I reach dzukou valley from manipur. If you haven’t watched it, click the link and watch it now.
Well, let’s go along with the day 2 video. We slept like pig after the heavy trek of day 1 after reaching base camp and having chicken and rice as dinner that too cooked in old indian smokey style. I woke up next morning with the noise coming around the camp. People were waking up to find the valley dancing with the clouds who were raining like anything last night. While I was grasping the enchanting beauty of valley, our guide cum chef prepared wholesome maggi and tea for us in breakfast so that we can go down in valley to explore further. My friend fell sick so after breakfast, three of us left for valley.
The trails were muddy and slippery but thanks to my CTR trekking shoes I was able to run on that. The trail to valley is for 1-1.5 hour depends on how slow you go and how many pit stops you take. Also if you aren’t cautious , you can slip too. Whole downhill trail is beautiful and at one point you can sit on a ledge and get a beautiful view of dzukou water streams running beneath it. I was shitting in my pants while I was taking that video but now when I see the clip I am relieved that I took the risk. People were sitting on another ledge and having picnic. Damn good choice for picnic.
While we reached in the valley , we saw many people going for the streams, enjoying food under the devil’s ledge ( yes , it is a location where people in earlier times used to stay overnight and have food. Now they have banned overnight camping in valley so no one stays there but during the day people go and cook over there ). We watched so many wild flowers, clicked beautiful pics of them ( check my instagram ) and walked. Then BoB took us to the caves which were used by shepherds for resting purpose while their cattle were grazing. We had our lunch there and refreshed ourselves. The stream was so good and lively that I asked bob to find a safe place where we can take dip in that water. As requested BoB found out a place behind the devil’s ledge and we had our fun there. It was the best part of my trek. You can see my happiness. It was a good trip. I hope you will enjoy this video log. Let me know how did you find it in comment. I will be more than happy to reply
Thanks to my friend Sujata karam for helping me in planning this haphazard way
Thanks for Jarie Leirpoll from premierepro.net for providing free Title Templates
Thanks to Twisterium for providing the background music
Hey there , everyone out there, This is my first official travel video ( yeah, making it official) to Dzukou valley, manipur-nagaland border. Bole to first VLOG.
This beautiful valley is famous for dzukou lillies blooming during july in their full glory. Though I visited this valley during the long weekend of 15 aug through manipur. You can reach this place through manipur or nagaland both side. Manipur route makes it easy and it can be trekked from imphal to imphal in 2 days with full exploration of valley.
I landed in manipur on 15th aug ( a very bad day as everything is closed on 15th aug in manipur due to insurgency). I left for dzukou village from imphal on next day with one of my friend , bob ( my tour guide and an awesome chef from Korou Tours ) and karenjit ( our driver,lumberjack or our to-do guy). We reached to Mao Village in 2-3 hours. It was a scenic ride on the countryside roads. After having the lunch in Mao village, we changed our vehicle and entrying through Mao Gate we reached to Dzukou valley entry point after 1 hour of turbulent ride.
After getting entry tickets for dzukou valley, we hopped on our vehicle once again and reached to vehicle drop zone where we parked our vehicles, carried our rucksacks and startd ascending uphill towards dzukou valley. as we say trekking is measured in hours , never ever in distance. This Uphill climb was arduous but easy as compared to what was coming after that. After half an hour, we reached to the point from where monstrous stair case starts which takes us to the leveling point of dzukou valley. It was the toughest. Me and my friend were panting like dogs. Our old sins were haunting us. This whole stair climbing through the dense jungle is quite ecstatic. Catch a break and enjoy the forest around you. While we were about to reach the leveling point, the fogs started catching up so we were not able to see anything down in valley . once we reached to the leveling point, my buddy went flat to a resting position. He wasn’t at fault. It was exhausting. But the hardest part was over.
it was now the easy things lying ahead. 2.5 hours of walk through the dzukou valley trail while looking at the scenic view gave me so much energy that i reached to the base camp in 1.5 hour only. Don’t ask me how. May be my calves were bumped up. After reaching I just relaxed, helped in pitching my tent and enjoyed the view. because what I did after that was the feeling I absorbed . I cant capture it on camera or show it. You have to feel it.
Thanks to my friend Sujata karam for helping me in planning this haphazard way.
Thanks for Jarie Leirpoll from premierepro.net for providing free Title Templates .
Thanks to Twisterium for providing the background music