October 29, 2015 - Trek to High Camp

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Climbing High Camp
Climbing High Camp
October 29, 2015 - Trek to High Camp

In Ledar last night, we settled to sleep with snow falling on our cabins.  We woke up with the snow still falling.  After donning many layers of clothing and eating breakfast we headed off into the snow.  Today there is no wind, so the trekking is not too bad.  More elevation gain, and with a few rests and water stops we got to Thourong Phedi at 1130. Several horse trains with supplies had us stepping aside. Although it was early we had a delicious lunch—super delicious cinnamon buns—need I say more.  We settled in and chatted with the owners, deciding whether to head to High Camp. One group of three were getting horses to head down as one member was not feeling well, Barry used his pulse oximeter and found his O2 sats were 54, good decision.  Faye is much better today, so all is well again.  Cold up here, but the pass is only 450 metres above us now.  Early start in morning—Phula says 0400.  Guess it will be early to bet tonight!

snowing trail to High Camp
snowing trail to High Camp
 
at Thorang La Base Camp
at Thorang La Base Camp
 
Finally reaching High Camp
Finally reaching High Camp