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This was taken earlier and from the opposite side of Gokyo than my previous post from Nepal.

Perhaps the hardest part about my trek in the Himalaya, is dealing with the cold. Not the fact that it is really colder than in the winter in Europe or Northern America, but we always have a nice warm room to return to. Out here, the bed room is almost as cold as outside. The only time to keep warm is during dinner time they keep the dining room warm by burning yak dunk in the middle of the room, off coure the fire is not go to waste, they boil hot water on top of it while heating up the room. So all tourists gather in the dinner room, which allow us to meet all kind of people from all over the world, which is the part I like, but that last about a couple hours. Then we go to bed by 7 or 8 most evening. We slept in thermal underwear and a few layers of clothes in the sleeping bag. While in high altitude, we were advice to drink lot of water, but it is so hard to get up in the night to use the restroom where it is just a squad toilet and it is wet and icy, if not careful you can slip and fall. Getting up in the morning out of the sleeping bag is a tough act, yet many days we had to start early on our hike so I had no choice but to drag my skinny behind out of the sleeping bag. Gokyo consists of just a few houses and lodges, along Gokyo Lake.

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  • Copyright: Way Lim (Waylim) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2736 W: 157 N: 6120] (25172)
  • Genre: Places
  • Medium: Color
  • Date Taken: 2012-11-13
  • Categories: Daily Life, Nature
  • Exposure: f/4, 1/200 seconds
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  • Photo Version: Original Version
  • Date Submitted: 2013-12-13 19:27
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