It was nearly dark now and I was still trying to get comfortable enough to sleep. The ground below my insulation foam was so hot I could feel it through the foam which was astonishing. I was between sleep and being awake and from time to time would hear the odd person returning from the water spring.
I think I slept for a while until I heard a bit of music playing somewhere in a distance. I knew from the daytime when I got a lift from one of the 4x4's heading to the water spring, there was a large Speaker inside the jeep indicating there was plan for playing music at night. I don't know know how long they played the music because I was out cold and my most immediate concern was the heat beneath me.
I woke up in the dark under a cluster of clear stars above. That was quite a view. I looked at my watch and it was just after 2 am. I turned my focus for a moment to the heat below and it now felt comfortable. Even the air was somewhat comfortable now, not hot and not too cold but just right.
I stared at the stars for a while without getting up and searched for Mars which is easily visible in the night sky because its kind of reddish in color and rather bright. I believe I saw two shooting stars in a matter of some 15 minutes I was up. I also saw two planes zipping by at very high altitude, one heading one way and another in the other direction though they were some three minutes apart from each other. That was the flight route for long distance flights. But again, it was very very high such that I saw a very tiny spec followed by a short trail of fuel burn.
I again must have dozed off because the next time eyes opened I could clearly see the Milky Way Galaxy above. This was in plain sight of me and when I checked the time it was now 3:30 am. I stared at the milky way for a few mins and then remember falling asleep and waking up at 5 am exactly.
I knew there was no food service here by the Guest House and the other group would have planned to prepare their own when they eventually woke up. I had to get down the mountain as quickly as possible allowing myself time to have at least a cup of tea in Kharzan as well as trying reach Khuzdar before the peak of afternoon heat. There at least I would have access to cold water and shade if needed.
I took a few minutes while still laying down to gather my thoughts and finalize my exit plan after packing. As I was packing my back pack and arranging the First Aid Kit and the Tools Bag on the top end of my back pack for easy access in the event there was a need for it, one person from the group who had been sleeping on the inside of the Guest House yard came out and spotted me being awake and asked if I had any water while holding an empty Coke bottle in his hand. Clearly I had none and told him that. He looked concerned and said there is no bathroom here and no water.
Our discussion was heard by one of the Jeep drivers who had been sleeping on the back seat of the 4x4 with the door wide open and his legs hanging out. He got up and told the person seeking water to just walk behind the guest house and down to the running stream and fetch his water. I had seen the depth of that stream behind the night before and it was quite a hike for a person who needs to go to the bathroom. He didn't wait and just head down that direction while I continued with my packing and rearranging my luggage.
By the time I was done with my packing more and more drivers were waking up. I started the engine to let it idle a few minutes before I departed. In the mean time I realized I would be alone and no one to guide me at this time of morning and in the event I was faced with a divide in the path below, how would I deal with that. So I walked over to the few drivers that sat together now after having woken up. I asked if there will be any issues with me going down as far as following the correct route is concerned.
They assured me its a single track down and where it eventually does split up there will most likely be someone there I can ask.
With that I bare my farewell and checked my time of departure, it was exactly 6 am then.