Traverse of Western Nepal (2008)

Leg 5: Hurikot to Dunai (October 13-18)

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This section between Hurikot and Dunai was particularly beautiful and diverse. We crossed our first pass above 5000m (Kagmara La) surrounded by many peaks. Then we reached the stunning Phoksumdo lake. Finally, we descended toward Dunai along the narrow gorges of Suli Khola river. At the end of this section, Dunai was a very nice small town where we spent a half-day of rest and had our first night in a bed at the Blue Sheep Inn.

 

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Trail above Hurikot

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Entering the Kagmara mountain range

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Approaching Kagmara La pass

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Kagmara-I peak (5960m)

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Reaching Kagmara La

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Kagmara La (5120m)

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Kanjelaruwa (6612m)

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Below Kagmara La pass

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In Pungma village

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Preparation of Tibetan tea

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Making nutritious buckwheat pancakes

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Ringmo village near Phoksumdo lake

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Gorgeous Phoksumdo lake (3600m)

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Yaks along Phoksumdo lake

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Suli Khola river

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Monkey in the lower part of Suli Khola river

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Entering Dunai (2100m)

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Shops in Dunai

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