Begnas Lake Resort
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Today was summit day. Our opportunity to cross the Larke Pass. At 5,100 metres it was covered in thick snow and ice. We started at 4 a.m. in the dark slowly slowly climbing as the sun rose, tinging the mountains a beautiful pink.
It was slow and steady walking and it took around 5 hours to get to the top. It was windy and cold when we got there, the mist ...
... owners were setting up. As the first there we managed to snag a seat and waited for the sun to rise.
As the sun slowly rose over the peaks, more and more became visible and lots more tourists arrived. The colours became more pink as time went on, and when the sun eventually peeked above the mountains, some Japanese tourists even whooped! We took heaps of photos and loved ...
... was the worst of the whole trek).
Distance covered: 16.31km
Elevation gain: 1,368m
Elevation loss: 1,006m
We woke up for sunrise but it was cloudy! This was the first morning that we had had a cloudy start, so although we missed out on the views here we couldn’t complain too much. We got going at 7.15 and it took a couple of hours walking downhill through small villages and between stepped fields to reach the end ...
... very nice with mountain views reflected in the lake, and less tourists! I think I'm having samosa withdrawals!
On the way back from my 2hr breakfast, I met a German guy who I recognised, but can't remember where. He was with a couple of other German youths & they were heading up to the Pagoda. I offered my condolences for the plane crash yesterday and I pointed out that they had left it a bit late to climb up to the Pagoda as it was 11.30, ...
... a truck... There was my clear path to cross the road. Thank you crazy drivers! 1.5 hours of walking and I had to admit, I was not successfully navigating my way to the hotel... Besides street art spotting and people watching, I was also pharmacy trawling. The number of chemists I went into with my list of prescription meds I was trying to obtain (without a prescription), is unknown. It's a fair sized place and at an estimate, I'd easily gone into almost 20. ...