originally part of training/fundraising for the Hepatitis C Trust's Nepal trek. Now, sporadic musings...
Wednesday, January 31, 2007
Place of pilgrimage
If I thought the views from our high altitude campsite were spectacular, another delight awaited us.
Jeff took us for a wee wander - to Bhara Pokari, the 'Sacred Lake'. The tiny shrine at the edge of the lake, according to my map 3,500m high, has (unsurprisingly) been a place of pilgrimage for centuries.
The serene beauty of this spot affected us all profoundly.
The only pity being that our precious tranquil respite was all too short before it was time to tackle the stretch we were dreading... the terrifyingly steep descent over the boulders we'd clambered over to reach camp... (& if we thought for one moment that 'helicopter rescue' covered this part of our adventure, Jeff soon put us right - injuries at this stage meant traversing the mountain in a porter basket!)
- ▼ 2007 (63)