Saturday 13th October- Day 5: Day hike to Ghyaru (3730 mtr) and back

  • Time-5.42min
  • Distance-15.3km
  • Elevation-Ascent 927m, Descent 927 m
  • Fun score
  • S-1
  • T-1

Trek started through the village and traversing around the mountain and then down through woodland. We approached a series of prayer wheels followed by another suspension bridge before our steep ascent of 400m to the village of Ghyaru. The ascent was all steep switchbacks on dusty exposed paths.

At the top the wind really picked up and we switched out to wool hats and jackets.

The view of the range was spectacular and we were able to see a broader scope of it with our elevation.

We noticed the altitude on the hike. Harder to climb, shorter breaths. I had started to take diamox two days previous so it helped a lot but we still felt it.

At our turning point we paused to take in the view and the past five days and we’re both grateful and lucky to have had the opportunity. We’ll be back to complete the whole circuit but climbing to 3730 mt (over 80km) in 5 days (about a 3rd of the circuit) is not bad for a last minute idea.

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