|Trekking from Omachu to Hanumala base camp.|
One thing I had learned over the past 3 days was that, the combination of searing heat and the prospect of ascending steep mountains did not agree with my son at all. Since we would start our 3rd day with a steep climb (which we were supposed to do the previous evening), I decided to start off early.
I set the alarm at 5:00 a.m., and made sure our daybags were packed and ready before we went to sleep. My objective was to start off only with Shawn and complete the climb to Snertse before the sun came up. Roy would follow a bit later, and the horses and guide would take their own time to join us.
|Rickety bridge over the Omachu river.|
|Ascending towards Snertse.|
The sun was up, but luckily, there was a nice blanket of clouds providing us with natural shade.
|It's a cloudy day - which is good for trekking.|
|Top of Snertse pass.|
|Path on top of Snertse pass leading to the edge.|
My original plan was that we would stop in Snertse, in case we got very tired after the climb. But it was only 8:00 in the morning, and the thick clouds were providing nice shade. After making sure that Shawn was feeling okay, we decided to head to the next camping point (Hanumala base camp). We were told by the locals that it takes 7 hours to reach there, and there would be no steep climbing.
|Gradual climb from Snertse to Hanumala peak.|
|The trek goes up and down following the stream.|
|Lookng back towards Snertse|
|Still a long way to reach the peak|
|A muddy glacier.|
|Our support team.|
|Nearing the top of Hanumala|
|4800 meters above sea level.|
|View from top of Hanumala (looking towards Snertse)|
|Chorten being built.|
|View of Lingshed from top of Hanumala.|
|Descending towards Hanumala base-camp.|
|The path from base-camp to Lindshed.|
|Reaching base camp of Hanumala.|