| Zanskar-Ladakh travelogue, 2000||
Onwards from Padum
I hooked up with two horsemen in Padum,
who were also heading for Lamayuru since they had to pick up a new trekking party there. We walked the distance in about
half the normal time, which I really cannot recommend. My bagpack was on the horses but still, it was
far too much to walk 10-12
hours every day, and not just strolling around, but walking fast. Don't
be that stupid, the walk is far too beautiful to rush it like that when you're not a horseman walking there
10 times a year!
High grade metamorphic folds.
A little boy looking after the family
residence. Around him is dung laid around to dry in the sun.
When we reached camp the
first night it started to rain a bit. Looking out from the horsemen's tent a swarm of interested kids from the village are looking at the
"farangi". A delicious dhal bhat (rice and lentils)
is cooking on the kerosene stove.
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