"Wading neck deep in a swamp, your revolver is neither use nor ornament until you have had time to clean it" Mary H. Kingsley (1897)

The Cook, The Trip, His Friend and Their Driver

We were off to Tsomoriri, a high-altitude lake 15,000 ft above sea level, and over 200 kilometres from Leh.
The problem was finding somewhere to stay.
At this time of year nowhere is open:
the tourist season starts when the climate has improved.

Our tour organisers rose to the challenge by providing us with a cook,
and the hope he might find a local family willing to play host.

So, after an almost indecently early breakfast, we set out once more across the bleak Himalayan landscape,
stopping for hot tea, hot-sulphurous springs and a hot lunch.


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2 responses

  1. Toffeeapple

    That looks terrifying!

    May 26, 2012 at 9:01 pm

    • The roads in Ladakh are not for the faint-hearted!

      May 26, 2012 at 9:11 pm

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