Fu, September 12

Fu, September 12



Finally, the weather is good. We decided to try to walk immediately to the village of Fu (or Pu). But since there are not many places for lunch on the way, we stopped very early for lunch in the village of Chaiku at the foot of the 7000-meter Kang Ru with beautiful glaciers and an icefall. Chaiku, apparently, used to be a large village, but today it is several hotels, a group of uninhabited barns and a complex of buildings of the municipality, police and bank.


The road is easy, but in some places there are significant landslides, which are gradually raked by local residents. The climb to Chaika is small, but then you will need to climb and descend a couple of hundred meters several times. The gorge gradually narrows and the trail descends to the level of a river with almost black water.


After the Chaika we passed the village of Kung. There was also a large village, but now there are no residents here. But for some reason a new monastery is being built.


The road further resembles a wide highway in places, but there are also places where it is difficult to pass because of landslides. Most likely in the future there will be a very convenient trail, suitable even for motorcycles, but so far only people and donkeys can pass here.


After a couple of hours, the way after Kang reached the porterhouse, where our guides offered to stay overnight. But the place did not seem very comfortable, and in the end we decided to reach the village of Fu, to which there were still 2-3 hours of travel.


We reached Fu already at sunset, at seven o'clock. The village is impressive: the houses are built on terraces on a large hill and the main part of the village consists of old buildings. On the approaches to the village, we found the ruins of several ancient castles (or forts) and a large group of chortens. Apparently Fu used to be a notable city in this area, but now it has fallen into some disrepair.


We stayed at a hotel, the owner of which (Sherpa) made several ascents to Everest, Chow-Yu and other peaks in Nepal. The hotel's dining room is decorated with climbing certificates and old climbing equipment. At dinner, the achievement of the farthest point of the Naar-Fu valley was celebrated with a beer that turned out to be overdue for a year, but still tasty.


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