Trekking back to Paro
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It was like walking through winter wonderland when we bid Mt Jhomohari farewell. Everything was covered with a thick blanket of snow. Along the trail, we saw a mother yak with her newborn roaming in forest. It was such a sweet sight!
Every now and then, we took time to turn back and look at the beautiful scenery. We saw Jhomohari peak between the mountains and trees, a sight that had eluded us on our way to the base camp. We camped at Shingkharap again for the night.
We had good weather and sunshine the following day. As the rest of the trail back to Paro would be rocky and bumpy, we decided to trek down as far as we could to avoid having to manoeuvre the bumpy trail in the rain or snow in case of bad weather. That proved to be a right decision!
We walked and hopped over stones and rocks on a 16km trail from Shingkharap back to Shana in one day. It was really tiring but we were glad to have done it. At the campsite that night, it rained continuously till early morning. When we went out of our tent, we saw the snowline being only about 50m above and low clouds were hovering across the mountains. Hence we had avoided a trek in the clouds and snowy rocks.
From Shana back to Paro, we had to negotiate very muddy trails due to the rain. But it was nice to be back in the lower altitudes and civilisation. And it was great to be back in the lodge where a proper shower could be taken.