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of the Great Himalaya Trail

Day 30-35: Journey to Grazing Kharka

04 Apr 2018

The crossing of another beautiful snow covered pass had deteriorated into a slog. Each step risked a plunge into knee deep slush as we descended a steep ridge.Below, what looked to be less than 800 metres away, was the bridge crossing – the river to dry ground. Between us and the bridge there was n...

Day 25: From Lumba Sumba to Chyamtang

26 Mar 2018

We’ve spent the last seven days related to the passes Lumba Sumba. After leaving Ghunsa for the second time, we spent three days climbing up to pass camp to be in position to cross the passes.Once over the passes, we spent three days getting down to Chyamtang for a rest day. While the ascending approach...

Day 15-20: Bliss and grind as we trek to Olangchung Gola

23 Mar 2018

The past four days have been moments of bliss interspersed with hours of grinding it out. We left Kangchenjunga heading west under brilliant blue skies and mountains in stereo surround. The day quickly turned to light snow then thicker fog and snow. We hiked bundled up, but were happy to be going do...

Day 14: Reaching Kanchenjunga Base Camp

13 Mar 2018

“Kanchenjunga” – the name rolls off the Nepali tongue with a musical ring. From my western mouth it comes out in chunks lucky to make myself understood.It’s from the Tibetan language meaning, 'tall mountain, five sisters' for the five summits grouped together. At 8,540 m...

Heartwarming moments from over the week

09 Mar 2018

We have a rest day today and thought it would be a good opportunity to share moments along the way that made us smile. We’ve tried to capture and share some of the little things that we've noticed along the trail that warmed our heart, amazed us or gave us a bit of a laugh. Here’s a short lis...

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