Nepal - Kangchenjunga trek - November 2004

 

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Day 5 - Omje Khola to Toronton (3070m)

 

The climb to the Deorali Danda pass (3230m) is not as steep as I expected it to be. The weather is cool but sunny.

Good views of Jannu at the pass but soon obscured by clouds.

 

 

Jannu from the Deorali Danda pass

 

 

At the Deorali Danda pass

 

 

At the Deorali Danda pass

 

 

A Dzo (or was it a yak?) and a Tibetan mastiff are led along

 

We decide not to cross the landslide (although some porters and the sirdar do), apparently it is too unstable and I see no point in taking any risks when the detour over the top of the landslide is only a short (steep) climb away.

The way down on the muddy path demands a lot of concentration. No one falls down which I find surprising.

 

A huge landslide

 

 

In the forest

 

 

A long descent through rain forest, huge trees, moss and rotting smell and the path is still very muddy in parts but not too hard although by the time we arrive in Totonton most are tired.

A bit of rain as soon as we arrive. It continues on and off until the evening and everybody goes to bed early.

 

Day 6 - Toronton to Tseram (3700m)

A straightforward walk along the right bank of the river. We are gradually leaving the trees and getting noticeably close to the mountains.

 

 

 

In the forest

 

 

Our camp in the forest

 

 

Not Swiss-made but still pretty solid

 

 

Our camp in the forest

 

 
 

Nearing the tree line

 

 

Above the treeline

 

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