Emilia Soames Psychic Detective chapter 6

The snow was thick and packed quite hard with the ice blowing on the mountains. the views were spectacular. All around were high snow covered peaks in a clear blue sky. It was only later that I learned these were the High Pavilions of the Himalayas. the air was thin and I had difficulty breathing. I found I was panting for breath with each step I took upwards, My companions did not seem to have the same problem and plodded on at a good pace.
We would walk for what seemed hours, and probably was. and someone would call a halt and up went the tents for the night’s camping.
Almost on cue as the last tent was erected, darkness fell. That was just one small aspect of my fellow travellers which never ceased to amaze me, they seemed to sense when it was time.

Around about the thirty fifth day, I still wasn’t into counting days very accurately, but I had counted thirty four sunrises and tonight would be our thirty fifth moon.
The ladies of the party got very excited and pointed into the far distance. I could see far ahead what looked like a settlement of some kind in a valley between huge mountain ranges with smaller mountains within this range.
It was amazing. Amidst all that snow was a green valley. It was almost unbelievable. (I found out later that the snows came later to the valley, but when it came it really came)
The dwellings that I could see, were mostly huge tentlike structures but there were some stone huts with what looked like wooden roofs. and there was what I could only presume to be some kind of Castle on a hill. I later found out that this was a Buddhist Temple, the monastery was one terrace down.
Was this the home of my friends and rescuers?

Emilia Soames Psychic Detective chapter 6

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