Chirva, November 14
We went to the last section of our route - the track to the Kanchenjunga base camp. The border from Nepal to India passes through several peaks of Kanchenjunga and the base camp is the closest point to the border where I plan to end my journey along the Great Himalayan Trail. For the next few days we will climb up the river until we hit the glacier. And then we will go along the glacier to the very base camp. You need to climb 4.5 kilometers, which is a lot.
On the river along which we are going, one of the largest hydroelectric power plants in Nepal is being built. The building is impressive, but incomparably smaller than the Sayano-Shushenskaya HPP.
The beginning of the trail to the base camp of Kanchenjunga is no longer a trail, but quite a road, along which tractors and jeeps periodically pass, raising clouds of dust. Tourists are not particularly visible - so far we have met only one group. Since there are few tourists, many loggias and cafes are closed.