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Slow start: Ārughāt Bāzār – Namrung (300-2600 m)

Samdo (3850 m) – gaining altitude

What's nearby:

Dharmashala without tent?

There was one night the tent was needed for. 

Although Dharmashala (Larkya Resthouse) is a great place to sleep, it's used by sherpas and porters, and it can get overcrowded, and they might not want to let you in. We persuaded them to make some space for us only after an hour of discussion that had to be conducted in French, because their sherpa (guide) did not speak English. It was a freezing night full of smoke of sherpa's fire. 

Now lodges?

Now there seems to be a lodge there, but we are not aware of anybody who reviewed it yet. 

There is a Larkya Phedi (Dharamsala) lodge with 64 beds and  Zambala and the Larkya La (pre-fabricated modules, 100-120 beds).

Cold, dirty and crowded.