Putha Hiunchuli Expedition- Sept 2016 dispatch #4

7th Sept 2016
It was an exciting and scenic flight to Juphal early in the morning. Anders, Ralph, Mingma and myself were on the flight. Our cook Dorje and his kitchen helpers Bhupal and Pasang, and our Liaison officer were on the next flight, but their flight got cancelled since the wind picked up later on the day.

Arrived at Juphal airstrip… it is a dirt landing strip = bumpy ride ?
From Juphal we took a jeep to Dunai. It was a very scenic drive following the Bheri river, but it was a bumpy ride and rough road.

The valley ahead is the Dolpo valley where we will be trekking through to reach BC
Dunai, a bustling town situated at the bank of the Bheri Khola, is the district headquarter of Dolpo district. With a population of about 2000 people, and government offices, a high school, health post and police station, Dunai is an important town in the Dolpo region. The temperature was a pleasant 16 C in the evening and we had a great time chatting, drinking tea and coffee in the campsite.

The village of Dunai

A woman winnowing rice in the wind to separate the husk.

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