Monday 13 Nov
McLeod Ganji, India
Yesterday we returned from our 3 day trek through the Himalayas. Now, as many of you may or may not know hiking is really not my thing. But I will have you know that I did hold my own!!!
We hiked up a total of 1500 meters and we camped at the Triud location. It was really peaceful and quiet up there. The first day we hiked for over 4 hours to get there and by the end I was pretty much destroyed. I was soooo tired. I havent done any physical workouts for some time now and therefore I am quite out of shape!!!! But I made it!
We were lucky and got to sleep in a big room and 13 of us squished in there. It was almost better that way because all of our body heat kept the room midly warm! But we all bundled up before we went off to sleep. We had yummy meals of rice, dal, roti and oatmeal for breakfast.
We did one other hike up to the snow line. It was quite a physical hike because it was quite steep. I was once again destroyed! On our way up the mountain the first day a pack of 5 dogs started to follow us. By the end of the trek we had a total of 9 dogs that we protecting us and keeping us all company. It was fabulous---but they barked ALL night long.
Needless to say I am happy to be back in town. My legs are aching and I my muscles are tired!!!! We have a resting day today and tomorrow we are back on the volunteer train. Good times.