Climbing point 5846/ Laimaton hill was fun. There were lot of stone structure which steals everyone's heart. There were lots of steep parts as well. On the half way, we reach a beautiful place. Everyone took picture. We can see east and west ( both deep slopes) while climbing. On the top we found an interesting hole, more like an underground tunnel. It was 4 feet below. It goes north to south. The hole is 2 feet diameter and more like a big snake hole. We insert a 6 feet wooded stick. The hole was farther than our stick.
We set up our tent in the middle of point 5846. After lunch we move towards north.
We found lots of bunkers and well dug in positions surrounded by boulders.The area was fully overgrown with small bamboo and grass. We move further north for 200 yards and can't move forward because of bamboos and grass.So we return back to our base position where the tent was located.Dishearten we were returning to our tent. Before reaching our tent, it started to rain. It was raining heavily and very windy. Our work was halted for more than an hour by the rain. The rain started getting thinner and we start our work on near by bunkers. While at work it started raining again.This time it was heavier and everyone got wet. The rain did not deter our team. One interesting thing about this area is just after the war the nearby village came in groups in this battlefield and collect the war remains. They were able to collect lots of metal every day. It was a good source of income for those villagers. This continue for many years. Then 30 years after the war people cannot find things lying on the ground, so they started digging foxholes and bunkers. The metals did fill many poor's stomach then. Now we don't find much, and villagers were pretty sure that we won't find much.Team have to move back as it was getting late and rain was unpredictable.The return journey was tough as it was very slippery after the rain and the track was full of boulders and small stones. Among those clouds, wet and soak in that rain, we climb down. Before reaching the foot of the mountain we find another overgrown area. We reach the ground and we sniff the area and we check the area where we previously search last week. It was already 4pm and was getting dark because of the rain. At last, we found a treasure.The treasure is more in words then in pictures. We found a place , a very strange place cut out from hill on the south of the track. They have made some hideout for mules or their officers. The track in that area was cut from a not so tall hill. Below that point 5846, Just on the south of the track is a small hill with trees growing and bushy. There we notice a bunker type big hole, while getting inside that bunker we find a series of bunker (not dug under ground). It was actually craved from the hill and the portion of the hill facing the track was left intake, so that those bunkers were conceal. The bunkers are actually cut inside the hill. A person walking on that track will not see those secret bunkers/ sleeping quarters/mule stable.The size of the bunker was 5 feet by 8 feet. 8 feet towards the wall. And the height was above 7 feet. We found our metal detector beeping in one of those bunkers.And we found 3" mortar shell.. The three inch mortar must have blasted amazingly. It hit a stone and the front portion was torn into pieces and the remaining intact. We found the stone and the remaining pieces also.It was getting really dark, so we returns towards Imphal. On our way we halt at an area near the Ngariyan Village and enjoy the scenic beauty of Loktak lake.