|Excitement for our snack-break!|
(for some of the team, others just look suspicious)
Finish: Chuli Ledar
Distance: 12 km
Elevation: 4200 M (climb 650 M)
We left Manang as the local people were tilling their land as they had for thousands of years. By hand, with men driving bulls yoked with plows and women placing seeds of wheat, buckwheat, cabbage, carrot, and potato into the freshly tilled land. I guess we know that our food during the hike was locally sourced.
|The road out of Manang|
|Our official Supertrekkers team photo|
|I ruined a nice picture of Charles and Kate.|
I did not waste my precious (and delicious) Thai re-hydration juice.
|Shiba posed like a supermodel|
|And we're on the road again...|
|And his friend.|
[JLM: Make me cheese!]
|My favorite picture from the entire trek |
(but you knew this because you've already seen it twice and in the banner)
|Love a tree with some prayer flags|
|As our elevation increased, so did the wind|
|Young Nepali girl witha bow and arrow.|
I asked if she was hunting yak.
She did not understand.
|Sunny, but still not warm enough to eat without a hat|
Kate digs into the last of our Manang pastries. She rightly savors every bite.
Afterwards, we pressed on to Chuli Ledar. As we continued to climb higher, the landscape became more stark and imposing.
|Hello treeline, goodbye trees|
|The endless road|
|The bridge to Chuli Leder|
|Chuli Leder: Not the kinda place you would want to get stuck in a snowstorm.|
|Jesse, Kate and Charles retreat to the library to read, under the Chinese blanket and in every piece of clothing they have.|
Jesse has a real advantage in that she can turn the pages of her kindle with her mittens on.
|Happy hour at the Snowland Hotel meant wearing all of our clothes and |
trying to warm up with large pots of hot tea. Our favorite was ginger lemon.
|The chinese blanket in our room at the Snowland Hotel. |
Notice what appears to be a large bullet hole in the wall.
My letter to management went unanswered.
|The shared bathroom at the Snowland Lodge, no need to linger in this one.|
|Ted and Charles: Two fried eggs sunnyside up, potatoes, chappati. Served cold.|
|Dave: same same, but with an omelet. Also served cold.|
|Jesse: two boiled eggs. Served too hot to touch.|
Jesse ate the whites. Shiba ate the yolks. Perfect sharing buddies.