Earlish rise and today we walk though to vallley to Kalopani. One of our trekking companions was still suffering from bad feet and decided to hire pony to make the distance. First stop was Marpha, the apple capital of Nepal. A rustic unspolit example of a Nepalise vilage that has a specialty....Apple Crumble. A slice of crumble with Seathorn juice (another local speciality) set us up for the day. Nix had her boots fixed by a proper old fashion cobbler who entertained us with his rather personal conversation about vasectomys!
Leaving Marpha gave us great views up over a massive slip vallley rising to Nilgiri mountains with yet another monstery popped on top. How you get there...who knows. Onto Tukuche ( a main town on the nepal/tibet trading route) to the Yak hotel for lunch, yes a stuffed yak with a surpised look as expected!
Back onto the valley floor and onto Larjung we were greeted with the Tukuche peak (6920m)and Dhampus peak (6012m) which have breathtaking slopes. Up and over a metal bridge (you see alot of these) and skirting over the valley we dropped into Kalopani. Lovely guesthouse with fires underneath the table to keep our feet warm. COSY!
Tim and Nix xx