Jakar Village Lodge
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Our trek today took us on a hike along the Chamkhar river through "Swan land" to Nga Lhakhang ( Swan temple). Lush forest trails and great floral displays dotted our way. We lunched at the Ngang temple and watched the village kids jump rope and play games.
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... 241 feet. Unfortunately we were
in the clouds and unable to get a view of the valley below or the peaks above. But that's OK cause we get to do this road all over again next week! At the top of the pass there is a monument of 108 Stupas which were built by the King Mother to commemorate (they do a lot of that) soldiers who died in 2003 when some rebel Indian group decided to get aggressive.Before reaching the top we went through an area with ...
... lady in front of me was sending photos and instant messaging on Facebook and a Grandmother next to me pulled out a ringing mobile phone and shouted directions to her friends as to where in the crowd she could be found. I felt like I was on a film set seeing actors in a period costume drama on a break and using modern technology which looks so out of place with their traditional clothing. Seeing monks chatting on their mobile phones looks most odd but it was pleasing that ...
... Shhhh…. No rain!
We arrived at camp after 8 hours of walking, 11 ½ miles and according to my ipod Nano (pedometer) 25,159 (exhausting) steps! Miraculously, no blisters, our feet hadn’t suffered at all thanks to the expensive boots we had treated ourselves to. Worth every penny!
The crew used an old draughty stone hut for their lodgings and kitchen. The table for two ...
... we go up to tree line and follow path. For some reason decided we should go through lower part of valley. Did not know that this would lead right through wetlands. Bog, mud waterlogged ground, made worse by cows leaving deep ruts. A real struggle to get through. Glad we had two walking sticks. Sank ankle deep in, at one point shoe got left behind. Could see our van as a small white spot at far end of valley, did not seem to get any closer. Sun ...