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We leave tiny Keylong via a rough road hemmed in by mountains. The valleys are quite green and on the few bits of flat land there are cultivated fields, probably entirely hand worked. Our morning tea break is at a collection of tents, one of which is owned by a family which Mike has known for 17 years. He has helped put the three daughters through school and they worship him. There is the wreck of a petrol tanker which has obviously rolled down the mountain. Probably ran out ...
... animals in our campsites, be they goats, sheep,cows or yaks. The question is not if,but what sort of poo one steps around at night. I mention it this time because of a certain little black steer. He must have Ben short of salt or something, because he was raiding our clothes lines and tents, looking for clothing to chew on. Three times items were rescued from his maw, we city types doing our best as cow herders,and looking, I'm sure, quite foolish as we coaxed the cycling shorts away ...
... altitude certainly will. We stayed over
night at a road side tent village called Pang, sitting at 4,500m
above sea level. Donna suffered with the altitude. Previously to to
this trip the highest her little head had ever been was five foot
three above sea level so she did quite well to make it up to 4,500m
so quickly. Having to climb to 5,380m the next morning didn't make
things much better but the rapid descent to Leh, still residing at ...
... conditions. This entailed getting snow suits, gloves, knitted socks, and rubber boots. Once we were outfitted we hoped we wouldn't have any calls of nature!
It took no time at all to get to the base of the camp via a very windy and scenic roadway. Due to a heavy snow fall the night before, the roads all the way up to the pass were closed. This is typical given the altitude and time of yr. The road also is ...
... side of a mountain so there are dramatic views everywhere. It was very laid back and, as the former summer residence of the British Viceroy during the day of the Raj, there are quite a few reminders of the British time here. We have also been very excited to see our first tea plantations but have not been able to assist with any tea picking yet.
We are getting used to travelling as part of a group . ...