Friday, 07 September 2012
Before visiting Sijuk-1 waterfall, we have visited the Sijuk-2 waterfall(সিজুক ঝরনা-২). If you are interested you can read that article first before reading this one.
After reaching to the Sijuk Khal(সিজুক খাল), we have decided to visit the furthest waterfall first. From that point the whole trek was through the water of the Jhiri/Chhora(ঝিরি/ছড়া). We were tired as the sun was hitting directly. Initially we were feeling tired to move further. But later our energy was slowly repleting as the whole path was covered with dense trees and also we were cooling by the water from the stream.
Most of the part of the stream was very low depth of water. Only few places were having venerable height. The bushes around the Jhiri(ঝিরি) was covered with trees and millions of bamboos. Local tribal use to chop those bamboos and sell at paper mills nearby. They use to bind all those bamboos in such a ways that it floats on the water. Later they pull those inflatable things over the water of the stream. This way they will carry those bamboos to the Kasalong river(কাসালং নদী).
The whole path had entertaining stuffs throughout the ways. Lot of melodious birds, the murmuring sound of the water from the stream and plenty more things. Sometimes the hide and seek of sun ray on the water through the thick leafy shade from the tree. Sometimes we have jumped back on the water for sudden depth increasing.
Our guides were busy with collecting snails and chingri(চিংড়ি) from the water while we were busy with walking. The stream was profound with the different shaped of snails and chingri(চিংড়ি). As I already have mentioned about the bamboo chopping around the bushes, lot of chopped crumbs of bamboos were lying on the water. Those fishes and snails use to hide on the hollow of those bamboos.
Everything was going perfectly, but suddenly Murad(মুরাদ) got a cramp initially on left leg and later on both. He was not doing such walking since long time. So I was slight afraid about his condition. By any cost I didn't want any of my team members to left behind. I have given him my anklets and that helped him to walk slowly(later he got used to it).
The water from the jhiri(ঝিরি) was cleaner most of the times. You can easily see the 2/3 feet through the water. But at some places the water was having bad smells for the rotten leafs and murky stuffs at the surface below. I always feel stinky to pass such places.
Final portion of the Jhiri(ঝিরি) was having a lot of depth. From that place we could see the waterfall, but to reach near to it we had to pass through the muddy path instead of water. The path was covered with bushes, broken stems, rotten leafs, etc. Sometimes my feet have pushed more than a ft into the mud. My sandals lost on that mud on several occasion and rescued back.
After reaching to the beautiful waterfall and capturing the snaps, we have had a shower on the waterfall. Beneath the waterfall the depth of the water is around 7/8 ft. So if you do not know swimming, better not try.
After returning from the waterfall we have visited the Sijuk-1 waterfall. You can read more about it from Sijuk-1 article. After visiting the waterfall, it was around 5:00 at afternoon. So without wasting any time we have started to return back.
As we have climbed down from the hill at the last stage, so while returning it was a tough task. But somehow we have passed that without any problem. In fact we were trekking continually and with rapid pace as the sky was threatening for a shower. But slowly we have discovered that the clouds were gone. But alas! the path were muddy and slight slippy. It had a rain on those places already. Somehow we didn't get under the rain, but the path ahead of us washed recently.
There were several 'one log pool' over small canals which needs care if you are not a regular trekker. But if you are regular its piece a cake. Exactly one hour later we have reached at the nondoram(নন্দরাম) village where we have left our bikes. Without wasting any times we have started for Dighinala(দীঘিনালা) by riding on those bikes.
Amid of the road we were thwarted at the Army check post. It was 6:30 at evening. If you are not a tribal then you are not allowed to pass that check post after 6:00. We have seen two/three bikes were waiting on that post. As they were all tribal, they got the permission. But they were reluctant to let us go for security. After asking lot of questions and queries they have finally released us.
The last half an hour of the bike ride was through the floating clouds around. It was chilling when the clouds were touching us. That cold thing is such an ineffable thing that you'll never understand.
Things were going pretty well, but again alas! the headlight of the bike just gone down. I should say it went on no control situation. It was switching on and off by itself on it's own wish. By that time our other bike gone far away. I have a torch light on my bag, so used that one for rest of the ride and it was just after 7:00 at evening when we finished riding. Other bike was waiting anxiously at Dighinala(দীঘিনালা) town for us.
While returning from the Dighinala(দীঘিনালা) we didn't find any CNG auto. One guy was asking for 1000 taka and it was huge for us. Bike will cost 300 taka for each. But I wasn't interested for another bike ride. Luckily we found a Pcab kind of vehicle for only 600 taka! Around 40 people can easily sit on that vehicle easily. So we were feeling like king on such a large vehicle while returning.
If you want to know how to go and etc things, just read the other article about Sijuk-1 Waterfall.
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