Trekking in the Upper Mustangs, Nepal travel blog

Ready to leave Syangboche

Pemba, Peter and Danny

Looking back down at Syangboche from the top of the pass!

Woman in traditional married gear.

Walking through the village of Chungar

Still a very common way of carrying goods

Dramatic ribboned cliffs and matching Stupa

Traditional decoration on top of Nyi La pass 4020

The Monastery in Charang



Coming into Charang

Close up of Stupa

Enjoying the afternoon sun

Lama of the Khar

Late afternoon view of Charang Monastery

Guest house with typical courtyard to let in light.

Roof tops of wood stored as a sign of wealth!

Lots of hiking gear laying around the guest house

Syangboche to Charang was 9 hours with a stop for tea and lunch. Lunch was in Ghemi where we will stop for the night on the way down.

Another long day but nowhere near as hard as the day before. Started at 7:45 and finally arrived at 5pm. We had two big climbs. Charang has a very old palace, called the Khar 700 years old and a working Monastry. The Lama of the Khar very kindly opened the Khar for us. He was especially pleased to show us the amputated hand of the builder of the Khar. His hand was amputated to stop him building anymore palaces like this one!! I guess that would discourage you!

We had a room on the roof top with a great view of the town. There are quite a few solar panels on roof tops as well as black plastic water tanks. Many Guest Houses advertise hot water showers but so far that is just a fantasy!

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