The latest news from Stage 2

of the Great Himalaya Trail

Day 49: Three pass crossings and an evacuation

15 Apr 2017

Image: below West Col (~5800m)We write these words from Dingbuche, after a hard and strenuous afternoon enjoying our first taste of civilisation for many weeks.We have gorged on coffee, cake, San Miguel, and intermittent wi-fi for the afternoon.The last eight days have seen us ascend from Makalu Base camp to...

Day 41: Makalu Base Camp and new friends

07 Apr 2017

Makalu Base Camp 4870mAfter seven days in the wilderness we descended to the Barun valley and YangLa Kharka, were we joined the other clients for stage 2. These are Rod, Rick, Dave, Gregg and Emma. We're all getting to know our new fellow trekkers and looking forward to coming time in the mountains.It has bee...

Day 35: Seven days out in the wilderness and several high passes

01 Apr 2017

Grazing Kharka 3960m. 1 April 2017 Seven days in the wilderness...Cross Moulin PokhariWe were prompt leaving the campsite as we were wanting to get over the pass early before the snow softened. After rain in the night we departed at 7.30am and managed to get over the pass in around 2 1/2 hours. The snow...

Day 31: A rest day, thieving yaks and more days ahead crossing unstable virgin snow

28 Mar 2017

Molun Pokhari 3900m. 28 March 2017Since our last post we have descended into the Arun valley, crossed and ascended to Chamtang for a rest day, washed and dried some clothes, drank some Lhasa beer, ate a couple of old sheep; and now returned to the snows.The morning at the Yak Karka revealed a "whodunnit" myst...

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