Photographer's Note

Ekle Bhatti at 2780 meters (literally "One inn") is a small village which lies halfway between Jomsom and Kagbeni village in the gorge of the Kali Gandaki. Right next to Ekle Bhatti, a suspended pedestrian bridge about 100 m long crosses the Kali Gandaki. It can reach the locality of Dhagarjung.
This is one of the few stretches where the trek is on consistently flat ground for over 5 to 6 km. We walk along the Kali Gandaki river and at places, the path is along the wide river banks.
Because we trek along the gorge, there is the continuous sshhhhhhhhh...... of the wind. There is no respite from it. It is powerful, and after the sun sets, it is cold. I found that in this harsh, cold desert, the wind chill factor would hit us hard. With wind speeds at a minimum of 30 mph and a temperature of around 0 to 5 degree F on sundown, the effective temperature hitting the body would be about -19 to -20 degrees F. The Frostbite time on exposure is expected to be in about 30 minutes.
This photograph has been taken around noon. The wind isn't that harsh. See the photograph on full screen.... Like you to join me on the next trek.

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Additional Photos by Arunava Ghose (Highmountains) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 307 W: 38 N: 676] (2674)
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