Our first day in the Himalayas was easy – only 3 or 4 hours of flat hiking through a beautiful, mountain-lined valley. Soon after we had reached our first camp, a white mare gave birth to a cute wobbly-legged baby. All the male horses got excited. Apparently they fight for the claim of father… wonder why.
Our group was super nice. We were with 3 other tourists – 2 French students and 1 librarian from Hong Kong (who hopefully we’ll see again in HK). Our guide was always in high spirits and our cook was surprisingly good for being in the middle of nowhere. Funny, for us 5 tourists there was a team of 6 staff and 10 horses!! All for 40 US a day! … only in India.
The last real day of hiking we reached Kongmaru La – a pass at 5150m/ 16892 F. It was pretty exhausting – but very rewarding. We trekked for 2 hours up and 6 hours down – made for a long day. The top was nice; you could see mountains in all directions stretching like a blanket over the horizon.