|A wet and cloudy morning in Gadsar.|
Our original plan was to do a short trek to Gadsar lake (around 2-3 hours trek from the valley), but our support team advised us that it would be better to stay put in Gadsar for the whole day - instead of venturing into the wet and slippery trail.
I liked the idea of a full day of rest. My bones were aching from the long trek the previous day, and looked forward to a day of lazing around the valley.
|Shepherd houses in Gadsar valley.|
|The children of Gadsar.|
|Gadsar Valley. View of North.|
|Gadsar Valley. View of East.|
After a short walk towards north, I noticed a fresh water stream gushing out from the mountain. Till now, we had been drinking fresh water directly from the stream (after boiling it), but I had never seen the original source of the water. When you drink water from a stream, there is always a chance of some contaminants, but water from the source should be pure and full of minerals. Most importantly, it should be safe to drink without boiling.
|A fresh stream with the source at the side of the mountain.|
|Source of stream.|
|Fresh and tasty Himalayan mineral water.|
|Frozen glacier at the bottom of Gadsar valley.|
|Roy and Shawn walking on the frozen glacier.|
|Military check-post at Gadsar valley.|
|Sheep, and lots of them at Gadsar valley.|
We again visited the shepherd family to sit with them, and observe how they create strong ropes using the long hairs of goats.
|Shepherd family enjoying the warm sunny day and making ropes from sheep hair.|
|Close-up of how a rope is made.|
And with that video, our day was over. A long trek awaited us the next day, and we decided to hit the bed early to prepare ourselves for the long walk ahead.
You can read about our Day 5 by clicking here.