The latest news from Stage 5

of the Great Himalaya Trail

Day 112: Crossing the Thorung La Pass and farewell to Lydia

16 Jun 2017

From Manang, we had a steady trek up to a Kharka campsite following a slight delay in the town for photos, coffee and a stock of various pastries for slightly later consumption.Lunch was on the trail and we continued to the campsite.The following morning we continued up the valley crossing the river on a susp...

Day 108: Pass crossings and glimpses of Manaslu and the mighty Annapurna range

12 Jun 2017

Following our acclimatisation we progressed further up the valley through pleasant grazing pastures with occasional glimpses of the snow capped mountains and impressive waterfalls. Our next camp was just beyond Samdo village on pasture looking down the valley, in the afternoon a short acclimatisation walk too...

Day 100: Celebrating 100 days on the Great Himalaya Trail

03 Jun 2017

Well folks we have finally made this milestone of 100 days and we have happily celebrated this event with a chicken dinner and this amazing cake.The journey over the 100 days has taken us to hell and back. On stage 1 in the Kanchenjunga region of the GHT, we battled the snow and extreme temperatures, those me...

Day 95: A teenager joins our group as we officially begin Stage 5

31 May 2017

We struck camp in the school grounds around the usual timetable, and walked through the village to round the first of several ridges, whilst this path was well made it was the usual "Nepali flat" with any descents being matched by seemingly greater uphill.We followed this path at a brisk route match pace set...

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