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Jul 14, 2009 - Phuktal to Tanze

Time left 08.15 Time arrived 13.45 Song in my head - Heart of Stone by the Rolling Stones Rupees spent 250 Weather takes a turn for the worst, overcast and rainy, which means snow on the last and toughest pass of the trek, the ShingoLa at 5095 metres. This, combined with a heavy headwind meant going was slow today, and worse, my legs, feet and frankly my mind are beginning to feel knackered - if there was a bus I could catch now to Darcha or Manali, I'd probably take it. As I passed through the villages of Testa and Karu, the fields gave...

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Jul 13, 2009 - Papula to Phuktal Gompa

Rupees spent 310 Time left 08.00 Time arrived 14.30 Song in my head - Arcade Fire The Well and the Lighthouse Stop for a chai at Kalbok, watching as the toddler boogies to the sort of synthesiser music that you used to hear on Tomorrows World. After leisurely drinking an overpriced Coke at Purne, I start making my way up the rust coloured valley to somewhere that had been on my mind for 6 months, ever since that afternoon in the museum in Lumbini when I saw a picture with a caption that read 'Phugtal Gompa, Zanskar' and which had inspired...

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