Traverse of Dolpo (July 2012): 6. Chharka Bhot to Jomson
Valley of Thasan Khola above Chharka Bhot.
Herder camp below Niwas La.
Mud ′bells′ used to dry yak dung inside.
Niwas La, a very soft pass.
Final push toward Jungben La.
Looking back soon before reaching Jungben La.
My support team at Jungben La. At 5550m it was still quite warm.
Looking down from the pass, toward Mustang.
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.
Views of the Kyalunpe Khola canyon.
Treacherous crossing (especially with heavy bags) of an affluent of Kyalunpe Khola.
Sangda village and a small abandoned village (surrounded by old terraces) facing it across the canyon.
At Sangda village.
After passing Sangda, we shared our night camp with a group of traders coming from Jomson.
Bhima Lojung La, our last pass.
Soon after crossing Bhima Lojung La, fog evaporated opening beautiful views over Mustang.
Small village of Tirigaon, just before reaching Kagbeni.
Gompa above Tirigaon.
Village of Kagbeni.
Nilgiri peak seen from Kagbeni.
Jomson airport: Landing of a small aircraft connecting Jomson to Pokhara.
― 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