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Jul 8, 2009 - Snertse to Hanumil

Rupees spent 120 Song in my head - Horse With No Name by America Left Snertse 08.05 Pass reached 10.30 Hanumil reached 13.45 Have some Maggi noodles for breakfast at the tea tent and after a quick ascent of the nearby hill, have a strange feeling of déjà vu when I find myself once more looking straight forward at the pass with a deep valley between me and it. So down I go again on a track so dusty I throw up a cloud worthy of a small army and start making my way up. I don't dally at the pass as I'm feeling thirsty and need to find a stream...

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Jul 7, 2009 - Lingshed to Snertse

Leave 07.10 First pass 09.20 Base camp 10.00 HamunaLa reached 12.00 Arrive Snertse 15.45 Song in my head - Mother by John Lennon Rupees spent 250 I go on my way armed with a good breakfast, hot tea and a packed lunch from Thondup and feel like I could walk all the way to Darcha, so refreshed am I. Go west for about an hour past the first bridge and then turn south just after at the stream. On the advice of a herder I walk with I take the middle of three paths and have a comfortable ascent to the first pass, From here I can see the main pass...

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Jul 6, 2009 - Campsite to Lingshed

Left Campsite 06.40 Second pass 11.30 Arrive Lingshed Gompa 12.45 0 rupees Song in my head - Song 9 to 5 by Dolly Parton The next morning, the campsite is still in shadow, and it's so freezing cold I could barely think. Breakfast is a disaster as my Nutella has frozen solid in the night, so I just quickly pack my stuff and start walking to raise some heat and get into the sun. The walking is on good paths through the hills and the two passes are easy, at least coming this way, they would be much tougher if coming from the north. I soon...

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Jul 5, 2009 - Photoskar to over SengiLa

Time left 08.50 First pass 10.00 Sengila 15.15 Campsite 16.30 Song in my head - Sound of Silence by Simon & Garfunkel Rupees spent 200 Go to the loo and end up nearly falling in it. For reasons I'm not entirely sure of, some have two holes, but it being dark I didn't know this. So in I trot, when suddenly one of my legs is two feet below the other, and I'm struggling not to fall all the way in. Thankfully this one had no stalagshites and my flipflop stays on, so a quick clean up later and I'm all set, but it was close. I set off, traversing...

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