Himalayas trekking in pictures

Rara Lake to Dolpo trek 2018 - page 5

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Page 5 shows the last 7 days of our trek

Our change of itinerary (in effect shortening it a fair bit) gave us plenty of time to go slow. Once in Shey Gompa there was only one high pass followed by a long descent to warmer climes and more oxygen. Once at the "river camp" at 3750m things were really easy.

Phoksumdo lake was still as beautiful and blue as I remembered it from my trip there in 2016.

  • On our way to Shey
  • First view of Shey Gompa (with Nagdala la in the distance at the end of the valley
  • Shey Gompa from above
  • Resting
  • Shey Gompa
  • Shey Gompa
  • Shey Gompa
  • Tsakang hermitage
  • Tsakang hermitage
  • Tsakang hermitage
  • Tsakang hermitage
  • Tsakang hermitage
  • Tsakang hermitage
  • Tsakang hermitage
  • Chortens above Tsakang hermitage
  • At Tsakang hermitage
  • Mani stone
  • Prayer wheel
  • Prayer wheel
  • Tsakang hermitage
  • Prayer book hanigng above a door
  • Tsakang hermitage
  • Inside Shey Gompa
  • The key keeper of Shey (right)
  • Toddler at Shey Gompa
  • Toddler at Shey Gompa
  • Toddler at Shey Gompa
  • Toddler at Shey Gompa
  • Sitting in the sun (and out of the wind)  in front of the monastery
  • Shey gompa in the morning
  • Leaving Shey
  • In the valley leading to the Nagdala La
  • Looking back
  • Looking back
  • Heading towards the pass
  • Heading towards the pass (you can see the top on the ridge)
  • Nagdala La 5350m
  • A break below the pass on the way down
  • Our route down with Kajirowa Himal and Shey Shikar in the background
  • Heading down
  • Blue sheep (Pseudois nayaur) grazing
  • Winter is getting close
  • Kanjirowa Himal
  • Kanjirowa Himal
  • And one more dodgy river crossing
  • And one more dodgy river crossing
  • And one more dodgy river crossing
  • Kanjirowa Himal
  • Through the forest
  • Arriving at Phoksumdo lake
  • Our camp by the North end of Phoksumdo lake
  • Phoksumdo lake
  • Back where trees grow
  • Birches
  • Phoksumdo lake
  • Phoksumdo lake
  • Phoksumdo lake
  • Phoksumdo lake
  • Phoksumdo lake
  • Phoksumdo lake
  • Trail above the lake
  • Trail above the lake
  • Trail above the lake
  • Thasung Tsholing Gompa in the distance
  • Ringmo
  • Thasung Tsholing Gompa
  • Our mules on the trail
  • Phoksumdo lake
  • Phoksumdo lake
  • Two of our crew resting at the entrance of the gompa
  • Phoksumdo lake
  • Chortens by the gompa
  • Chortens by the gompa
  • One of our porters who wanted me to take his photo by the lake
  • The lake, a final look
  • Ringmo village
  • One last ascent
  • The Phoksumdo waterfall
  • A bridge in the forest
  • A bridge in the forest
  • Arriving at Jhupal
  • Jhupal
 

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