The latest news from Stage 4

of the Great Himalaya Trail

Day 81: A physically and mentally hard day crossing over Tilman Pass (5308m)

17 May 2017

Kyangjin Gumba 3830mFollowing an exquisite birthday cake event we awoke to a sunny morning and departed our camp at Tin Pokhari (apparently the Lakes had drained following the earthquake, so it wasn't a visibility issue).We climbed a ridge then descended again, a profile that was repeated several times in the...

Day 78: Halfway cake celebration and welcome to the GHT Stage 4 trekkers

15 May 2017

Tin Pokhari (Three Lakes) 4255mThe next morning we struck camp and it appears took on board several stowaways that were only discovered on subsequent mornings in Matt's tent to the cry of "flipping leeches" - or something like that.We left the site, traversed back through the forest to the uphill path and fol...

Day 74: Meet our new team member - Curly the Tibetan Mastiff

10 May 2017

Kharka Camp 2782mOn our departure from Bagam it appeared we had gained a "camp follower"...a slightly timid Tibetan Mastiff that was being fed a few scraps by our kitchen crew and consequently thought he'd found a meal ticket and good company to tag along with. After discussing a few potential names we settle...

Day 71: The team is back together

08 May 2017

Day 71 Bagam 2705mBack on the trail. After a few days in Kathmandu Ian, Martin and Matt are reunited and back on the trail.Our departure from Kathmandu had us on an early rise for a distinctly emetic bus ride on some sections of road that didn't even class as "work in progress".We were all fighting our way t...

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