The latest news from Stage 7

of the Great Himalaya Trail

Day 150: Our last night in the mountains

25 Jul 2017

We write from a rainy Simikot on our last night in the mountains, praying for clear skies and a flight tomorrow.The return from camp down to Simikot involved two long days of 35km and 28km, before a final half day today.The first two days were something of a route march, motivated by the need to get back to S...

Day 146: We've reached Hilsa

21 Jul 2017

We write from our springboard camp having just returned from Hilsa - Yeehaa!!Returning to our usual chronological format however, we left our camp at Dharapuri, still somewhat under the weather with unresolved gastric issues and plodded steadily up the path along the valley side. We were met later by a pair o...

Day 142: a bit of gastro and a lot of rain

17 Jul 2017

We left Piplan via a long climb up through a few small settlements with a brief break at the top next to a house where a man was in the process of loading an old muzzle loading rifle - bizarre! We then contoured  round a couple of ridges, which were much further away an they first appeared and eventually...

Day 136: Experiencing monsoon season in full force and comparing Rara Lake to England's Lake District

11 Jul 2017

We departed a wet Khaligoan with Ian having some ill effects from the previous day's chicken (or some other ingested food or water). Descending the valley on a forest road with persistent precipitation and the occasional loose cut wall releasing the odd stone down onto it, until lunch. Lunch was prepared and...

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