Sunday, January 22, 2012

The way back

When we woke up, to our surprise all the surroundings were covered with a thin layer of frost. The night temperature we were told had fallen to -5 degrees celcius!!!
After winding up the camp we started slowly on the way back. We were to cover the journey in two days, camping overnight at Tsokha. Better acclimatised now, and with fewer steep ascents, the return was much easier.

Final views of Kanchenjunga from Devrali

Group snap on the way

First view of Tsokha

Valley views from Tsokha

After we left back from Tsokha, the weather took a turn for the worse. Luckily it didn't rain. The last few kilometers were the worst... your mind is already in Yuksom and your body is just dragging along. We reached Yuksom late in the afternoon. Now was the time to indulge in small luxuries - a hot bath, a mini-feast and finally a night's sleep on a bed!

It had been a great trek. Yes, we didn't reach the final destination but then isn't discretion the better part of valour? :)

Cheers to the team!

1 comment:

  1. Great Job....! The pictures and the blog made me get into a reminiscent mood.