snow

The second walk of this trip was into the real mountains. We headed for Triund, a peak or a pass, I still don’t know, but we knew that snow would eventually be blocking our way to the top. We would just see how far we could get. Walking through the beautiful forests we saw snowlayers growing even on the sunsides of the hills, so this was promising for the coming kilometres.

SnowAnd yes, within about 200m climbing the snow was a thick layer, and W. and I were as happy as children. The best part was that it wasn’t cold at all, we could comfortably walk in t-shirts while trotting through half a metre of snow.

The views were once again stunning, I felt like a real Himalaya-conquerer. The fact that after a few hours we ran into another cosy chai shop wasn’t disappointing (you know, because the people who work there see the view every day), but instead it was great because we could drink chai looking out on snowy peaks and Indians playing cards at the same time.

rest a while

Today our job is to contact the secretary of the Tibetan Children’s Village and check if we can come by to drop off donations for adoption kids of some people we know. It turns out to be more complicated than it seemed. But it will propably work out.

It’s really weird with all these great views and beautiful nature around us, I wonder what I did to deserve this. I’m used to hiking for hours and hours and then finally, at the very summit, you get your reward. Here you get the reward even before starting! Well, okay, the views are even better after a few hours hiking, but it’s still different.

But wonderful.

One Response to “snow”

  1. nel says:

    Nou, me dunkt dat jullie bij aankomst je tol al betaald hebben, toch?

    Ik heb ook een beloning gekregen: ik ben definitief aangenomen! Ook twee jaar voor geworsteld. Maar niet voor niks dus!!
    Liefs,
    mamanel