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Ladakh: the Jumlam trek
Thanks Nicole, Charlene and Eric for entertaining us on the Zanskar Hard 2002 trip.
The Jumlam means middle way, an innocuous name for a wild
trading - and now trekking - route
The Jumlam is a journey of penance, we quickly lost count
of the river crossings but Lobsang
Above: we begin by crossing the Char Char La, here we are
climbing up to the pass,
Old avalanche debris has partially melted away forming a natural bridge.
We lost count of the number of times we crossed the river
in the first day
Lobsang actually carried people across occasionally!
You can see why you don't want it to rain while you are trekking thru.
Oh, the beauty - even without the fear of getting trapped, the gorges are truly impressive.
Charlene ready for a big, careful jump (her knee did