Friday, August 30, 2013
Random photo: Minya Konka trek, Day 2
On the second day of my walk to the monastery at Gongga Shan (Konka Gompa). I woke up in the yak herder's tent just below the Djeis La. It has snowed overnight (it was October 1994) and the scenery was amazing.
From my account of the trip:
"I made some porridge for breakfast in the tent, and my hosts made butter tea and rice porridge. Then we saddled up and were on our way up the gentle incline of the valley again. Ahead of us there was a neat pyramidal peak, which Gerler told me was called Jiazi Feng - Rock took a picture of the same peak and called it Chiburongi. We plodded through the brilliant white landscape of the valley and saw more snowy peaks both ahead and behind us. We were approaching the Djesi La pass, but first the valley assumed a Y-shape, and our horses took us up a trail to the right hand fork. I was glad to have a guide with me, as I would have become hopelessly lost at this point."