Odari to Bali col(15100).
Upto Odari camp we hade mules, our team had 2 trek leaders, 9 mules with 3 handlers and 4 kitchen staff.
From Odari our mules returned ,they cannot go to higher altitudes as there is no grass as food for them ,from Odari moraine starts. So from odari we have 18 porters 2 trek leaders and 4 kitchen staff.
Today morning I woke to a disappointing news, one of our fellow trekkers was felling ill,and wishes to return. He was extremely weak and out trek leader arranged one porter to guide him all the way to Osla village. (He was OK after he got down )
The path Odari to Bali col camp is mostly through ridges , there a a total 5 ridges to cross. This the place where the poster picture is taken for Bali pass, 😄 not at the Bali pass itself. If you want to see scenery as the poster picture advertised by trek companies, co.e in May or June not in october. In October there is no snow .
We reached Bali col at 4 pm, again after reaching there we had a acclamitasation walk. There was a little white out ( due to white fog you won't see beyond 5 or 10 m) but cleared away in the evening. From here you can clearly see the Bali pass,it is just a 1.5 hr trek from here. As there is snow there is a need to use microspikes and gaiters, Sachin handed each pair of microspikes and gaiter to every trekkers.
We about 12 trekkers slept inside the dining tent ,our campsite was at 15100 ft, and it was cold ,so to keep us warm we foresaked the small 3 man tent and made a group. I was a little tensed ,like a day before exam hahaha 😅😆 ,tomorrow is the pass crossing day and we all should cross it successfully.