Travel Blogs from Munsyari
After Darma Valley we traveled up the first fork in the river to a village near Soblah. We camped out next to the river in a place where the water ran less violently. This afforded us the opportunity for a much-needed bath and laundry rinsing. All the kids in the village made a special trip to our campsite to see what the fuss was about. Tulci, one of our guides, played games with them while we set up our class tent. After dinner we ...
We reached the base of Panchichuli the
next day. Here we spent several days surveying the alpine ecology,
and even had a chance to climb to 15,538 feet in elevation and see
the valley spread out below us. It is a place of unimaginable
beauty. It is also very cold during the night, but blazing hot
during the day owing to the thin atmosphere. The alpine valley in
the girdle of the arms of Panchichuli ...
October 3, 4
We set out from Nagling through Dutu,
to Dantu village, nestled directly below the Panchichuli Range. Here
we spent two nights camping in a goat pen below the white pyramids of
the mountain. Dutu and Dantu are sort of twin villages, separated by
the gorge created from the run-off river from the Panchichuli
glacier. The first day we toured the surrounding villages. First,
on the main branch of Darma Valley, was ...
September 28-October 2
From Darchula we took jeeps to the base-camp of Darma Valley in Sobla. The road ran precariously along the edge of a steep cliff. One one side was a sheer cliff rising beyond sight to the tops of the mountains above and accented with waterfalls that ran in rivulets across the dirt and gravel road. On the other was a straight drop into the deep valley below. Along the way we passed a reservoir that had been created on the ...
We left Binsar retreat and travelled to Darchula, on the border of Nepal. As we pulled into the town, we were stopped by India-Tibet Border Patrolmen. The border of India and Tibet is carefully watched, and we must obtain special permits to go into the High Himalaya near the border. After he had checked our passports and visa's, we were allowed to pass. We later went to the office of the local administrator ...