Talosh, Himachal Pradesh, India, 12th September 2016, 5:00 pm:
By the time we reached the point where the motorable road to Shaali Tibba ends, both our water bottles were empty. I asked Uncle if there are any houses nearby and he told me that we will check at a house on our path to Dandi Bagh.
We soon reached a house where some welding work on water pipes was going on. Uncle told me that this was Mela Ram Aunty’s Mami’s house. We walked down and were given fresh water, of which I gulped down 2 glasses straight. Uncle got busy catching up on local gossip while I got busy with the dog. A little later, as we got ready to leave, we were asked to wait a little longer and have tea. Since milk wasn’t available, we had a crisp lemon tea which energized us completely.
Now we were ready for the last stretch of walking to Dandi Bagh.