An old bridge
over Indus few km before the Mahe bridge.
The village of
Sumdoh on the way to Karzok, from here a road goes to Tanglang la on the Manali -
The Namshang la.
Part of the
Karzok village seen from the shore of Tso Moriri .
as we move on the trail along the lake.
The trek starts
on a level ground, the Karzok Gompa stands alone on the shore of Tso Moriri.
The Gya peak
standing on the boundary of Ladakh , Himachal and Tibet keeps a watch over our
A number of Mani
walls on the shore of the lake beside the trail on gentle scree slopes coming
down from Mentok range..
Nothing to beat
Finally we are
on the Southern end of Tso Moriri and close to our first camp.
A lone Kyang
came to greet the three horses accompanying us at the camp I- Kyangdom.
ground was bit of a problem at Kyangdom. In the background flows the Phirse
into the lake in many channels.
Keep Gya as your
direction indicator and move into this huge plain.
Is this Tso
Moriri, well no, we have left it far behind, It is Narbu Sumdo.
Some rest at
Narbu Sumdo and again we are on the trail skirting this marshy land. Table top
in center is our first goal and Pare chu is seen in the gap on left.
Enter the Pare
chu and follow it to west if you want to remain in India.
Crossing over to
the right bank of Pare chu we are on the good trail and many camping grounds. We
decide to camp at Chunam Dhansa and establish our Camp II.
Keep following the
trail moving on or above the river's right bank.
keep coming. This is Umlung (4880 m) , which we passed by as we had lots of time on hand.
crosses this huge dry nala coming from our left. Both the sides of the nala had
different types of structures. On the far bank along the Pare chu river the
structure appeared as
a medieval fort.
have just got unloaded. Camp III is established at Shen Dhopsa.
Nwang Chobey , our
horseman does the best thing possible- preparing his salt tea.
We had camped
here. The vast expense of the river we had followed to reach this place.
level trail gone. Two of the team members are seen high above at distance.