Due to a combination of thin air, sleep deprivation and Godfather ‘Super Strong - High Power’ (which according to the can has a varying alcoholic content) our breakfast is preceded by a terrible case of mountain sickness.

Outside a street vendor offers us a cup of kahwah, a local tea, that is supposedly good for everything, and tries to sell us boiled eggs to go with it.
We purchase a return ticket for the gondola and elevate to 3980 meters, skipping the Kongdori mid-station. Twenty minutes later we reach the 4200 meter summit of Mount Apharwat.

Here, above the haze that hangs over the valley we look around to find ourselves indulged in Himalayan peaks, with Nanga Parbat, the world's ninth-highest mountain, dominating the view.