The climax So when the guards opened the gates on our request, we were still in two minds if we should go all the way down. So, it takes a descent (and later ascent) of 1400 steps to get to the bottom. If the fog would persist, we weren't sure if we would be able to view anything from the bottom as well. However, we started going down the stairs. We were the first ones to go down and we got a good 15-20 mins headstart before any other group making this journey down so very magical. We could hear multiple streams racing down with us, the birds chirping in the trees. The first glimpse of the falls and there was no stopping us. We kept stopping to take in the amazing views but our heart and feet wannted to keep racing down. Towards the end we could see the entire valley and all the gigantic falls plunging down. It was one of the most mesmerising moments of my life. Pristine nature all to myself. It made me feel so small and the magic of nature in its purest form had taken over. Sigh!