January 26, 2014

The Hike of My Life - 4 Days in the Knuckles Range (Part 4)

(From Bambarella through Kalupahana along Kalu-ganga to Rambukoluwa and Pallegama)
Day 4

We were determined to find a way to get to the bottom of the 9th water fall. The night before, each of us agreed to take two-hour shifts to guard the tent, but by the end of the night it had changed, at least two of us were awake the whole time and spent time talking (I'm just gonna drop the fact that we were too scared to take the watch alone :) 

Since our food supplies were running out and mostly because we had no clue when we'd be able to reach human habitat, we decided to start the journey as early as 6 am after having a little breakfast and packing up the tent. To reach the bottom, had go around the water fall and it was a slippery slope, but actually that made us go faster using tree branches as a support, It felt like flying. More that two hours of climbing down, found the river, but it was little further away from the bottom of the fall. Under the circumstances we didn't bother to go back and see the water fall, instead we moved forward along the river.

I suppose I don't need to explain in words the paradise we were in for one who sees the pictures below, as a matter of fact, I believe it's not even possible to express in words what we just witnessed. 

Welcome to the Paradise.....