DAY 7: PRAYANG TO LAKE MANSAROVAR, HorChu Camp
After finishing are usual morning chores of using the open toilets, having breakfast we were ready for one of the most important day of our journey. Today would be the first time we would have our Darshan of Mount Kailash and lake Mansarovar. Today was the day for which all of us were here for.
Instead of starting at 7.30am we finally were on our way at 8.30am. Today the culprit for the delay were the jeep drivers. The drivers decided to get the puncture tyre (the puncture we suffered the previous day) repaired in the morning. And that took a good one hour.
DELAYED DUE TO THIS
The journey was getting more and more drab. Every thing around looked the same as the previous days. The same kind of mountains, the same vegetation, same routine of ascending a pass, coming down and going up again and the same muddy road. Maybe it was the affect of high altitude that I was loosing interest and focus on the journey ahead. I was feeling tired and bored of travelling 6-7hrs everyday and just to be able to reach no where and see the same surroundings. I was also loosing appetite and was forcing myself to have meals just so that my body would survive another day. This wasnt the holiday I was looking for or was used to.
行程变得越 来越单调，周围的景色都跟前一天看到的差不多：同样的山，同样的植物，同样的行车路径——驶上、驶下、再驶上，还有同样泥泞的道路。或许是高海拔的影响， 让我失去了对此次旅行的兴趣和关注，我觉得每天花上6-7个小时哪也没到，还看着同样的景物，这样的旅程很累、很无趣。同时我还失去了食欲，强迫自己吃饭 只是为了维持身体需要。这不是我想要的假期，我也没经历过这样的假期。
SAME SCENERY AROUND WAS GETTING BORING
Also it being a cloudy and a cold day wasnt very appealing. That could be another reason why I was low on spirits. I was on the look out for interesting things around, like this
THE MISSING PEAK IN THE CLOUDS
Anyways, I tried hard to stay away from such negative thoughts and think about all the beautifull photos of Kailash and Mansarovar I had seen on the internet.
Todays journey was around 220kms. It would take approximately 6 hours to do this journey. Most of the journey was on plains except one high pass at 5050mtrs.
MOUNTAIN GAZELLES AT A HIGH PASS
MOM AND I TAKING A BREAK
The colour of the road had changed from sand colour to more reddish but the dust was still present. It was more cloudy than usual in the day and hence was a bit cold as well.
THE ROAD HAD CHANGED COLOUR
Somewhere in the middle of the journey we stopped again and our passports were checked. Our temperatures were also checked for swine flu.