E-mail received from Mr T – on his travels again….
Hello and namaste,
Please forgive the group email.It is a bit perfunctory and shallow but keeps me in touch with people while I am far from home. I am in NW India in the Himalaya esp. with the aim of doing a trek .I have all my expedition gear with me which I
brought from Australia.
This morning I ate four tablets at once which are aimed at knocking the giardia gut parasite on its head.The giardia bug causes the eternal squirts which can really tax a man. It has been troubling me since Sunday at dawn.
I then walked about 12 kms to the next village up the valley along the dusty broken road which hangs from the sheer valley walls with a long drop down, if the jeep and bus drivers make a mistake . One can see a ribbon of water at the bottom as looking from a plane!. It is from there at Hadsa village the trek to 4000 M to the lake starts.
The mountain views are really spectacular. Being only 2200 M up the Ravi and Budhil river Valley floor , from Bharmour town , one only get peaks of the eternal snows of the Himalaya , ice giants that exceed 6000 M.
I think by Thursday I will be ready to do the trek.The trekking firm have their office opposite my hotel . .I have not needed to run to the loo all day since I ate those pills.
I caught the bumpy bus back to Bharmour where I am staying and now I am typing this message to you .
I trust all is well with you.
All the best