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by: Charlie Loram
Thank you to Björn Redlich and Urs from Switzerland, and Sabine and Peter from Austria for sending in the information below.
The information has not yet been checked by Trailblazer but it will be for the next edition.
16 July 2012
p 243. Purne . There is a new campsite, which opened in 2011, called Dolma campsite and is situated just after crossing the bridge on the left side of the hill – before the chorten. It’s run by a lovely couple, her name is Dolma. She is good at English and very helpful. They offer breakfast, lunch and dinner, hot showers and toilet. There is also a small shop where you can stock up. Camping is Rs 100 per tent. 2 bed room is Rs 300. 3 bed room is Rs 400. 4 bed room is Rs 500.
p 243. Phuktal. Tthere is a guesthouse just before the gompa. It’s run by the lamas. Rooms are Rs 400 (attached bathroom), camping is Rs 100 per tent. Meals are about Rs 50.
Page 13 Trekking agencies in Leh
Recommends trekking with Moonlight Travels who are particularly aware of environmental issues and trekkers carry all the garbage out of the remote areas in a 'green bag'.
Pages 191-196 Trek from Likir to Temisgam
In the more demanding alternative from Yangtang to Rizong, Kunu-la, Hemis Shukpachu, in the river valley called Wuleh-tokpo (p.193). The path down to Rizong Gompa, which according to the map in the guide is following on the right to the river doesn`t exist anymore. It must have been destroyed by a flood. So now the trek from Yangtang to Rizong is only manageable at low water, because you have to cross the stream several times. I don't know if a reconstruction of the old path is planned, but in summer 2009 there was nobody working on it.