Today we leave the remote village Thangsou and will make our way to the base of the Shingo La mountain pass. At first we used the remarkable bridge to cross the river to get on the main trail.
Some Kilometers after the last village, the mountain Gumburanjon starts dominating the field of view in front of us.
Before we reach the base, there is another obstacle. It is afternoon now, and we have to cross a stream with the maximum water level. I give it a try without luggage to see if a crossing is possible. I struggle a lot while crossing the river twice so that a crossing with our bicycles would be pretty dangerous. If you slip in that stream, you would be dragged with the water immediately.
Crossing the stream on the wet plank was still terrifying, but we made it.
A lot of pushing pulling and lifting of the bike is required now. Next time I do something like that, I will do some muscle training before.
This is the so called "base camp". In the background, you can see the trail leading towards Shingo La.
Tags: Gumburanjon, Shingo La, Darcia Padum trek, trekking , bicycle, india, himalayas, longest singletrail