We spent a little time up at 3800 meters in April. Or that is where we started...
This shot was taken high above the Mustang village of Jharkot. After about a two hour walk, up up up, you arrive here. Like most passes in the area, there are shrubs decorated with Buddhist prayer flags, chortens, or piles of rocks to mark the pass.
It is very windy up here, but worth every minute.
We stopped at a cave along the way. These small caves can be hard to see, even though this one is very near to the path to Lupra from either Muktinath or Jharkot.
There is rarely much in these caves - a small fire pit and perhaps a flat rock to sit on. And fast food wrappers!
On a clear day in the Himalayas, one can see forever.
From the heights, you can see the villages of Jharkot, Jhong, Purang and Muktinath. And you can hear the wind whistling in your ears.
In April, there are few wildflowers in bloom (May is a much better month for Himalayan wildflowers in this area), but these pretty pink primroses stand out against the white mountain tops and green grasses.
And after a long day of magnificent views, we pass the town's mani wall, just past this chorten, and return to our hotel, the New Plaza.