Traverse of Dolpo (July 2012): 6. Chharka Bhot to Jomson

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Valley of Thasan Khola above Chharka Bhot.

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Herder camp below Niwas La.

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Mud ′bells′ used to dry yak dung inside.

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Niwas La, a very soft pass.

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Final push toward Jungben La.

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Looking back soon before reaching Jungben La.

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My support team at Jungben La. At 5550m it was still quite warm.

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Looking down from the pass, toward Mustang.

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Canyon of Kyalunpe Khola. The green fields on the left and the right sides of the canyon are those of the small villages of Ghok and Sangda, respectively.

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Views of the Kyalunpe Khola canyon.

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Treacherous crossing (especially with heavy bags) of an affluent of Kyalunpe Khola.

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Sangda village and a small abandoned village (surrounded by old terraces) facing it across the canyon.

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At Sangda village.

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After passing Sangda, we shared our night camp with a group of traders coming from Jomson.

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Bhima Lojung La, our last pass.

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Soon after crossing Bhima Lojung La, fog evaporated opening beautiful views over Mustang.

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Small village of Tirigaon, just before reaching Kagbeni.

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Gompa above Tirigaon.

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Village of Kagbeni.

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Nilgiri peak seen from Kagbeni.

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Jomson airport: Landing of a small aircraft connecting Jomson to Pokhara.

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Other sections:

   Section 1: Nepalgunj to Matachaur

   Section 2: Matachaur to Tibetan camp above Maduwa

   Section 3: Crossing Bagala La and Numala La

   Section 4: Dho Tarap Valley

   Section 5: Maran to Charkkha Bhot

 

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