After a relatively easy day, today's walk was tough. It involved crossing two passes over 5,400 metres and everyone found it a hard day. Helen Marie, who has struggled with the altitude, decided that she would make use of the spare pony. She is clearly thinking that she might have to abandon the trip which would mean leaving it the day after tomorrow at Korsok.
|A flock of sheep getting ready to depart.|
The first part of the day, as usual, was excellent. The Changpa were busy first thing and the flocks of sheep were all shooting off in different directions. The views back to down the valley to Gyame were stunning.
|Our group amongst the Changpa sheep.|
|Descending on the other side of the Kyamyuri La Pass|
The afternoon's walk up to the second pass was beautiful but tough and the energy levels were definitely running low by the time we got to the top of the Gyame La (5,404).
|Climbing up to the Gyame La|
|Moving slowly up the hill|