A team of five of us begin the trek from Shangri-La to the sacred 4,815 metre Sho’La Pass tomorrow via an old trade route that wanders along the Yangtze and Mekong Rivers.
Short notice as we are racing to prepare. Our team includes the mountain machine Ngawa, Tenzin, Yanpi, myself, and singer and horseman extraordinaire Songjè…yes, that Songjè who charmed and controlled a recent journey in September.
Temperatures will be well below zero Celsius but Sho’La never looks quite as spectacular as it does during the winter’s season of mighty breaths.
North Face will wrap the outside and kora himalayan wools will wrap the inner. Upon return blog posts will follow.