Himalaya, Travel Inspiration, Travel Tips, Trek, Trek Report Saturday, February 07, 2015
We are now back from the trek which took us from Lamayuru to Hanupatta and google maps tells me we covered around 38 Km during those three days. Let me tell you something that is not the route we took, we walked high on the mountains crossing passes and then on the frozen river. Yes I know we were tempting the fates and here's how that went.
|The route how Google Maps shows it and how we did not do it|
Trek Day 1 Lamayuru to Wan LaThis was an awesome trek and it also is my favorite day of trekking, why because the sun was shining, it had both ups and downs and I was my 100% today. It doesn't matter if I was one of the last few to make it to the camp, the day was glorious. Also I caught cold today and that had a lot to do with labored breathing in the coming days..
I also tore my down jacket today, don't ask me how it happened; I have no clue. It is resting peacefully in my room all patched up with bandages. I'll talk to the store and let you know if there's hope for it.
|That red bundle is me walking up to the pass, wearing bright colors in places like Ladakh is a great way to be found.|
Trek Day 2 Wan la to FangiLa (Phonjila)
|The small pools of river which were yet to be frozen.|
Trek Day 3 FangiLa to Hanupata
|The mountains shined golden when sun fell on them. On a side note I have never loved sun so much.|
Thankfully help was near and I regained use of both my legs in a few minutes. But by them my let was paining from the bruise and my breath was hitched. The result I took a car to the base camp with just 5 km left of the day's trek, what i am really sad about is that Ajay had to come with me. It was a beautiful day but the fact that I couldn't complete the trek was a big downer.
Pangong Lake and Back
|Third Highest motorable road and VERY cold, I guess I was out there for just 30 seconds, and none of us wanted to get out on our way back. Yes it was VERY cold.|
Most people visit Pangong in summers and they are right, accommodation options are closed, the lake is no more turquoise and temperatures are beyond cold. The frozen lake however is a sight in itself, perfect sheets of salty ice coupled with mountains in the backdrop are definitely the best backdrop for clicking stupid pictures and playing football.
The trek was awesome and not because it was a trek or because I love killing my self it was awesome more because of the people we met on the trek. The next post to come up is about these people who made the whole thing a lot more fun, and made me thing group tours and not that bad.
|These are just some of us, we were a crazy happy bunch.|
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