Alex attempts to disguise her illness from her troops, as she leads them towards Tibet.
The group made it to the top of the mountain safely, and trekked another half an hour down to the base camp in Annapurna, a place shielded from the elements. They have paid for pitched tents and have set up a camp fire, with some food roasting. Heyem sits by the fire, next to Alex, who is unusually quiet.
Heyem sits on a bench, holding tightly to her stomach as the cable car swings away from its dock.
After the mountain becomes too hazardous for the horses, the group have to walk on foot towards the next checkpoint.
Alexand and her agents travel north east towards Nepal. The borders aren’t as closely monitored in the mountains, and they have to leave no trace of themselves at military checkpoints. The Amanojuko have spies in the army, and they can’t risk exposing themselves to capture. They blend into crowds, breaking into small groups, and meeting up again in less populated places.