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The Great Himalayan Trail (its alpine version) assumes large differences in altitude along the entire route.
Today, for the first time after arriving in Simikot, we descended below 2000 meters, or rather to the level of 1700 meters above sea level. And tomorrow we will gain altitude again. We also advanced several tens of kilometers to the south. How different the vegetation is in just a few days' journey!
And every day a new bouquet of field scents. Tonight it was the powerful aromas of a pine forest on a sunny day. I noticed that the lizards, which are dashing along the road, have grown great. A couple of days ago, these were small inconspicuous animals, but now there are crocodiles under 30 centimeters in size.
By the way, about sunny days. As you remember, now Nepal is in the midst of the rainy season. However, if you are going to Nepal at this particular time, it is worth paying attention to several patterns: firstly, the further north you go, the less it rains. Second, the likelihood of rain in the evening and at night is higher than in the morning and afternoon. Accordingly, if you are going to the northern regions and go out on the trail early in the morning (we go out on the trail at about 7:30 in the morning), then you will need more sun-proof than raincoats.
Today we woke up when the clouds were still below the level of our sleepover. During the day, they will heat up and rise higher, or maybe completely dissolve.