26 May 2004 | Back at Lha Tse

Posted on May 26, 2004

Back in China Base camp packed up in the morning. Started by 0700hrs. Had to stop at Sherpa Hotel because a 54-year old guy who had contracted HAPE was brought there and Bhanoo had to attend to him. Was a very bumpy ride. Stopped for lunch at 1230 hrs ( reverted to Chinese time).

A lot of delay during lunch and Kankan Sir and I screamed at our interpreter-guide Norbu. Cdr Dam called me and castigated me and also told me that now he has got to know me, he wouldn’t have taken me in the team if he had known me before. Reached Lha Tse and checked into Lha-Tse- Hotel by 1500 hrs. Pande and I are in the same room.

The loo, horrifyingly, resembles the exact ones we had at BC. Took a haircut and shave for 15 yuan. Did a bit of pub hopping.

Some Hindi music towards the end to which we danced to. Back by 0400 hrs.

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