Now we leave the Karakorum route and ride eastwards,” I said; “follow my track; I will ride in front.
He soon returns to his retirement in his palace in the Karakorum Mountains.
At the death of Jengis the capital of the new empire was still in the great barbaric town of Karakorum in Mongolia.
It seemed dry as tinder, in contrast to the wet slopes on either side of the Karakorum Pass.
After several interviews with the great khan, Rubruquis gained permission to leave, and he returned to Karakorum.
But he only remained an hour, for he wanted to reach warmer regions, and was glad to have the Karakorum pass behind him.
The wind was wondrous shrewd, and put me in mind of Karakorum.
Traders with loaded yaks or ponies push across the Karakorum Mountains by passes where a migrating horde would starve and freeze.
We have travelled 331 miles from the Karakorum, and there are 400 more to the Dangra-yum-tso.
I am now told that we must advance four days' journey beyond the Karakorum range for the yk.