6 November, 2013 - Jomsom

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Jharkot in Muktinath

Jharkot in Muktinath

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6 November, 2013 - Jomsom

How do I say this positively……….hmmmm it was a flipping (flipping is not the word I first used) WINDY, windy in a dry river bed.  We have all been sufficiently blasted by the 30-40km head winds.  It was barren land, with its own unique beauty.  Hoodoo like formations, with old caves, with glimpse of the amazing snow caps peaks.   With another 1000 meter descent, we ended in Jomsom.  After 20 days the trip can be  described by what the group says is one of the English Languages most over used word, however I am pretty fond of it so I shall use it.  My 20 day white rice diet trek was AWESOME!!!!!  

Sheila 

Just saying

White rice would have been soooo much better with a beautiful glass of red wine.  

Postscript:

From the two Brits, Martin and Chris, on our little adventure. What better than a quote from a British prospector turned Canadian poet:

"There's a land where the mountains are nameless, And the rivers all run God knows where; There are lives that are erring and aimless, And deaths that just hang by a hair; There are hardships that nobody reckons; There are valleys unpeopled and still; There's a land – oh, it beckons and beckons, And I want to go back – and I will." (Robert Service, The Spell of the Yukon).

Many thanks to all our Canadian friends for welcoming us on this trek - it's been a blast!

Jomsom Airport

Jomsom Airport