Traverse of Western Nepal (2008)
Leg 4: Kolti to Hurikot (October 6-13)
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Beyond Kolti, trekking became much easier. The weather improved and the trails were much better maintained. Suddenly route finding became easy. After Jumla, we reached more frequently trekked areas, but the number of trekkers remained very small.
Reaching Karnali river
Village along the Karnali river
Khat Khola river (before it merges with Karnali river). This river flows from Rara lake located further East.
Along the trail in the
I have rarely seen snakes in
Below Rara lake, the
Views of Rara lake (2990m)
Jhari, just South of Rara lake, is a village with many ladders
Celebration of the end of the Dashain festival
Gurchi La pass (3460m)
Tea houses below the pass
Man in Bhara village
Darphe Lagna pass (3550m)
A street of Jumla. Jumla was the first real town we crossed since the beginning of the trek. It was also the first place where we saw foreigners.
Village near Jumla
Gothichaur meadows below Pattyata Lagna pass (2950m)
From time to time we were taking advantage of the sunny weather to dry our gear
Kids along the trail
A family near Chaurikot
Chaurikot village (3070m). Alcohol is a major problem in many villages.
Young girls in Chaurikot
A creative fountain design
The small Bon gompah at Hurikot village
Hurikot village (2700m)