Sikkim - Along the Singalila Ridge and Kangchenjunga south-east

 

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A little bit later and from the same viewpoint as before

 

Kanchenjunga

 

On a walk above Dzongri (it was a rest day). I got a good view of the large valley that we would walk down into the next day and then floow up to the Goeche La. The summit in the background is Pandim

 

Pandim and Tenshing peaks

 

 

A steep descent into the forest and then walk on the valley floor up to Thangsing. Good views of Pandim and Tenshing peaks

 

Pandim and Tenshing peaks

 

 

We have finally left all the clouds and rain behind and the weather is great. Getting closer to the mountains and Kangchenjunga

 

Kangchengjunga from just below Samity Lake

 

 

Yaks returning from Samity Lake camp

 

Yaks returning from Samity Lake camp

 

 

Our group's kitchen tent as well as the "kitchen horse". All the other pack animals were yaks.

 

Our group's kitchen tent as well as the "kitchen horse"

 

 

I went wandering about above Samity lake, following a ridge along the lateral moraine of the Onglaktang glacier. What a peace in this world of rock, ice and sky!

 

Views along the lateral moraine of the Onglaktang glacier

 

 

Samity lake from above (with, I think, Jopuno and Thingchen-Khang peaks in the background).

 

Samity Lake

 

 

The summit of Kangchenjunga. At 8586m it is the third highest mountain in the world after Everest and K2. The huge southeast face has never been climbed.

 

The summit of Kangchenjunga

 

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