Sketch 31: Life Around the Himalayas, Khopra Ridge Trek
Updated: May 19, 2020
Day 6: Dobato - Muldai viewpoint - Chistibung - Khopra
Waking up 4:30 to walk up to Muldai viewpoint. This was the first time we got to the 360° view on peaks. We got to the top minutes before the sun rose, and watched the colours and sceneries changing in front of our eyes. We were on top of the world.
Up there at Muldai, we met this little buddy and liked him so much that we were honestly tempted to take him with us back home. The Himalayas are quite full of devoted dogs that will occasionally decide to accompany you for a part of your trek.
Sketch of the day: Us and the Yaks
On our way, we met a herd of yaks, being all terrifyingly large (especially their horns) and uninterested in our presence. For us, however, they were a source of great excitement, and for the locals, a valuable source of food.
Later in the day, on a roughly half a meter wide path, we met (and somehow had to make our way through) a herd of dozens of sheep, with a shepherd who accompanied them on their way through the mountains.
After a day of steep ascending to the viewpoint, descending to Chistibung and ascending up to Khopra, we reached the highest sleeping point of our journey: the Khopra Community Lodge.