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 in XLKHGS 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.