Apple Professional Development Humla, Nepal -Day 3 Kermi to Yalbang
After a terrible night’s sleep it was up at 6 for a reasonably early start. Chhembal said it was a 4 to 5 hour walk to Yalbang and we would be stopping for lunch on the way. The scenery was simply breathtaking with quiet paths through pine forests and dramatic falls to the Karnarli river.
The rock road to Yalbang
We had a steady climb for the first hour and then a grueling decent down to the Sali Kholi for lunch. Throughout the morning I began to be disturbed with the level of deforestation although Chhembal showed me signs saying the tree felling was illegal. After lunch it was a two hour walk to Yalbang perished on the top of a hill at just over 3000 meters.
Yalbang 1 hour away in the distance
The settlement seems to consist of a few houses, some good looking fields of crops, a large monetary, the school and the Himalayan Children’s Society boarding house for the children who live up to 3 days walk away.
We met Yeshi and his wife, mother and child. Yeshi seems to be the driving force behind the school and hostel as well as running a trekking company in Kathmandu. He is bright, thoughtful, articulate and above all passionate about the region and it’s people. We set too checking all the equipment, making sure it all was charged and making sure the venue for the training was all sorted. In the process of this I managed to put a nasty gash in the top of my head from a Nepalese doorway which was about 6 inches too low for me.
Getting my head seen to after managing to get blood everywhere
I ran through the program with Yeshi and we are all set for the workshop tomorrow.