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Rara Lake to Dolpo trek 2018 - page 2

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Page 2 shows the next 5 days of our trek

We chose to spend two nights in Shilenchaura Kharka and do a day walk towards the North to the village of Mugu, a large village of the route to Tibet, in order to acclimatize because our next camp at Thajuchaur is located at 4050m.
After Thajuchaur we cross the first high pass of the trek, the Chyargo La (5150m) then a long descent brought us to the Takla Khola camp at 3850m. First high passes when you are still no well acclimatized are always difficult and we were quite tired and it was such a lovely camp in a dense birch forest that we decided to spend a second day there.
The following day consisted of a really steep ascent to a pass at 4500m followed by a spectacular traverse and a steep descent to the Chyandi Khola, back in the birch forest. The next day was short and brought us to an open pasture at 4800m where we set camp at the foot of the next high pass, the Yala La (5415m).

  • On the path to Mugu
  • Mugu village
  • Mugu village
  • Mugu village
  • Ceiling of the entrance chorten of Mugu village
  • A ceremony in the gompa of Mugu
  • A ceremony in the gompa of Mugu
  • A ceremony in the gompa of Mugu
  • A ceremony in the gompa of Mugu
  • A ceremony in the gompa of Mugu
  • Making tea
  • Children at play ;-)
  • Villagers coming out of the gompa
  • Villagers coming out of the gompa
  • Villagers coming out of the gompa
  • Villagers coming out of the gompa
  • Going back to Shilenchaura Kharka
  • Up the gorge leading to Thajuchaur
  • One of our mules
  • Higher up in the birch forest
  • Higher up in the birch forest
  • Higher up in the birch forest
  • Arriving at camp in Thajuchuar 4050m
  • View up valley towards the Chyargo La
  • Heading to the Chyargo La
  • Heading to the Chyargo La
  • Chyargo La 5150m
  • Chyargo La 5150m
  • View East from the Yala La
  • Descent towards Thakla Khola camp
  • Birch forest
  • Birch forest and frozen waterfall on the slopes of the Nagpi Danda
  • Birch forest and frozen waterfall on the slopes of the Nagpi Danda
  • Thakla Khola camp 3800m
  • Thakla Khola camp
  • Thakla Khola camp
  • A very steep climb to 4500m
  • A very steep climb to 4500m
  • A very steep climb to 4500m
  • A very steep climb to 4500m
  • A very steep climb to 4500m
  • Looking back  up valley towards the Yala La
  • Looking back  up valley towards the Yala La
  • Looking South
  • 180° panorama looking South and West
  • A pleasant break after the steep climb
  • A pleasant break after the steep climb
  • A pleasant break after the steep climb
  • A pleasant break after the steep climb
  • A pleasant break after the steep climb
  • Followed by a very steep descent into the Chyandi Khola vallley
  • Adventurous river crossing
  • Adventurous river crossing
  • Adventurous river crossing
  • Birch tree
  • Small frozen bridge made out of a birch branch
  • Heading to Chyangdi Khola camp
  • Heading to Chyangdi Khola camp
  • Heading to Chyangdi Khola camp - it's getting high and a little cold
  • View towards Tibet
  • View towards Tibet
  • Heading to Chyangdi Khola camp
  • Chyangdi Khola camp
  • Chyangdi Khola camp - Mess and kitchen tent together to provide a wind shelter for the mules
  • View towards the Yala La from camp
  • View towards the Yala La from camp
 

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