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... Our first stop was Yomdroktso lake, Yomdroktso lake is again one of the highest lakes in the world at about 4500m. This lake was impressive, it wasn't as cold here as it was at Namtso, there was no floating ice but the sun was out in full. The glistening water and the crisp air with the mountain backdrop was amazing. In my opinion I felt it was better than Namtso (though that may have been due to the sun and my lack of sleep before going to Namtso). We stopped at Yomdroktso ...
... the most that day went on to out perform the next. A few of those who were first up learned a big lesson in pacing, having a hard time the next day. Speaking of... These last two days have been fairly sedate. Day four we only climbed a little to get around a hydro dam.. We were rewarded with a hairy little downhill and then a mostly flat run to Gangtse. There we visited a monastery and Rick bought a hat that makes him look like Mugsy from Bugs Bunny. On the way ...
... sauce, £5 delicious and all freshly made. The 1 litre beer served with a small wine glass made for much comedy as we sipped the mouthful of beer and refilled with regular repetition. The other overland group we met in Nepal at the Last Resort and followed through the boarder were also guests, would we be meeting regularly? A nice hot shave and moisturiser made me feel very human and very ready for bed, so under the duvet I crawled and under a deep sleep I ...
bags of 10 "Bar Ones" which are similar to "Mars" bars and two packs of them
will do me just fine. As we are still at about 3600m altitude ones body is
extremely low on energy and so chocolate is the answer!!!
Back at the hotel for a quick snack then its off out to
explore the older area of the town. I found a market which mainly consisted of
clothes and things like pots etc. These large metal pots were being handmade
right there and then by local ...
... br> me we are about 5300m and about the same as where we were this morning when we
let Base Camp!! "I thought you said it was all down hill from there" I replied
with a smile.
The views from this summit were simply breath-taking and
one could see for miles across the Himalayas. I believe its also from this view
point that on a good day you can see all the 8000m peaks of the
Time to get moving and its a magical road down the other
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