photo: Milor Kaldani , Kolia (the horse) and students from Germany on day 1
Most people choose a 3-day option for climbing Mt.Layla (4008m). From my extensive experience with groups of various ages and fitness levels I must stress that this is NOT an easy task. However I don't remember anyone who gave up and turned back!
The first day involves an impressive elevation gain of 1800m. Early morning start and lunch break at Lashira make all the difference.
Yet, the most help comes from local horses each of whom able carry up to 3 backpacks.
Initially some people consider this help as some way of getting around the challenge...
They always change their mind soon after leaving the village. Even going light is not easy!
Saving energy for the next (summit) day is imperative. Moreover you enjoy the landscape without excessive sweat!
Some groups choose to hire horses even for return trip! But this is completely optional.
How to book this horse service ?
I will do this for you and will negotiate the lowest rate.
Note for animal lovers (all of us are!)
Although this whole job is far from easy, horses are always treated well and given frequent breaks . At least once all the load is completely removed for total rest and relaxed grazing .
photo: Kolia is grazing at Laldesgalar meadows
Some important tips: