Heyem, Jarad and Farokh are all up and ready to go, as Alex had insisted they be ready by 8:00 to meet the others. However, there is no sign of Alex, and she isn’t answering as they try to attract her attention by hollering at her door.
The group decided to camp for the night. They have reached the borderlands of Tibet. There is no military check point as the place is remote, so no need for them to split up as they had done earlier on in their journey. Farokh lays in his sleeping bag, watching the guards, as they tread the perimeter, hoping that the bandits can’t hear Heyem’s voice.