Continuing up the valley we finally come to the crossing point of the river. A bridge has started to be constructed here, but there is still only a “Jula” a single steel cable spanning the river with a small-suspended box from it. We cross the river using this system. (However, if there has been a heavy winter snowfall, it may be possible to cross by snow – bridge further up.) The pack ponies will all be unloaded, and the equipment also comes across the same way. The ponies themselves will have to wade / swim the river. This whole river crossing operation may well take more than three hours. As a result were will make camp here, beside the river, after a total of about four hours of walking. This allows time for acclimatization, as well as ensuring that we allow enough time for the crossing. Just beside the campsite here is a lovely waterfall and gorge, where we may do washing or sunbathed.