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Sunday, October 08, 2006

Munsyari Khalia Top Part 28

all the kids in the neighbourhood come for a photo session


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evening view of the peak from the guest house

view of the guest house. now this was really funny. soem tourists had come. one ofthe kids was wearing a dress in which i thought he resembled...a space astronaut :-)))

lolz lolz lolz

another view of the peak in the evening

the sun is setting now.

good night panch chulis.

in the evening i went down to the market with ganga ram and trilochan singh.
i bought a shawl for myself. a woolen shawl.
the rates are - woolen shawls - 400 bucks
angora shawls - 1600 bucks
pashmina shawls - 4000 bucks

later on, ganga and trilochan singh had gifted me a woolen cap. it is pretty useful. right now i am finding it very warm, even in the winters in UK.

then we also had snacks in the bilju restaurant, run by the family from darma valley. in ganga ram's opinion, the lady in the restaurant dresses up extra brightly to attract the crowd over there. hence he named her a "chamiya" :-)

even in the olden days, when traders used to come from tibet, they used to stop in milam. in those days about 500 families lived in milam. so it wa sa very famous village and they had nachnewali (dancing girls) to entertain the traders from tibet.

all this might get started again. the passes across lipu lekh have been opened for trading. in a few years they might even open the milam pass. also, they r thinking of making a power station up ahead in the johar valley. this will lead to a construction of the road till half-way upto milam. this means that the inner trekking routes will be more open for trekking and that will be good for the guides.then there will be added benefits due to opening of the border with tibet. seems liek this place is headed for better times.

after a hearty dinner. burp.

got up very evry early the next morning. caught the 4:30 am bus to kathgodam.

clicked a snap on the way

another one ... after this the battery exhausted

then the schedule was as follows:
reach kathgodam by 6:30 pm. catch a bus to delhi around 7:30 pm. reach delhi by 3 am. go to the airport. catch the 6:10 am morning flight to chennai and be there by 10:30.
go home, get dressed and go to office.

phew, completed this blog :-))

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Blogger Geeta said...

very nice report.

Wednesday, January 24, 2007 at 5:35:00 PM GMT+5:30  
Anonymous Ramesh said...

Nice photographs, and you seem to love the mountains quite a bit !

Have you done the Nanda devi base camp yet ? If so, can't wait for those photographs as well..... if not, my wishes that you get an opportunity to get there soon !


Sunday, May 31, 2009 at 10:02:00 PM GMT+5:30  
Anonymous chithra said...

very detailed report?going to munsiyari in the first week of sep.if weather permits plan for a one day trip to khalia top how long does it took for you to come down from the peak approx

Wednesday, August 18, 2010 at 1:17:00 PM GMT+5:30  
Blogger Prashant Joshi said...

i think it was 3 hours.can be done in a day, but 2 days is more enjoyable :-)

Wednesday, August 18, 2010 at 2:41:00 PM GMT+5:30  

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