Kuari Pass trek – day 1

by site editor Rick McCharles

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Excited to get started, the day broke clear as it did every day. October through December are normally the clearest skies for hiking.

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Rivers are major obstacles in the Himalaya. Many bridges are being “improved”.

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We stopped for Chai at a lovely village, friends of our guide.

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Women work hard in the mountains. It’s almost impossible to find one resting at any given moment.

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Foreigners are regular visitors at this home. The ladies tried to convince this little one that we were friendly.

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We chatted with two young women home for the Soy bean harvest. One had a Bachelor of Arts. The other was in first year University.

Our guide, Anil Panwar, insisted that the men of the Himalaya work hard, as well. But I wasn’t convinced.

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We set Camp next to a school.

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A Saturday, exams had just finished. The kids had Dhal Bhat for lunch. Then most ran off home.

Several hung around to play. Anil led them in some Yoga.

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There are many things the mountain people don’t understand about foreigners.

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For example, why do white men need a “toilet tent”?

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Embarrassed at the extravagance, that was the only campsite we used it.

See all high resolution photos from this day.

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