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Jan 13, 2014 - Pokhara - Kagbeni

Up at 5am packed and down stairs. A misunderstanding with the guide regards time he would meet us. We waited 20 min then headed to airport and he arrived not long after, the hotel told him we had already left. Checked in bags and then went through security, all seems a bit funny for a small flight of 21 passengers. The air hostess handed out sweets and Cotten wool (for your ears). Kelvin was a bit nervous about the flight and it did seem a bit scary when you can look through the cockpit window and see white mountains ahead. We landed all...

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Oct 12, 2013 - Tsele to Syangboche

Heading North out of Tsele, we were on a long climb that wound along a high valley wall on the opposite side of the gorge from the village of Ghyakr. There was a high suspension bridge to access that village, which we did not cross. The view was spectacular, as we continued to climb and there always seemed to be a ridge of mountains in the distance. It was a beautiful trek, albeit sometimes with more other hikers than the narrow steep trail could easily accommodate. Here I am resting up at the top of yet another pass. The long climbs...

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Oct 11, 2013 - Out of Kagbeni to Tsele (Chele)

Kagbeni marks the Northern most point that can be accessed without a special permit. Permits are checked at Kagbeni and again at the destination of Lo Manthang, and finally upon return to Kagbeni. Departing Kagbeni, you climb a steep valley face up about 80+ feet to the start of a trail that continues to climb the face as it goes North. Never level, you follow the Kali Gandaki river heading toward the town of Tsele (also spelled Chele). The walls of the river valley are composed of soft sediment with a gazillion embedded rocks. Wind...

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Mar 17, 2012 - Ghasa, Jomsom and Kagbeni - 2800 metres

Jomsom is the administrative center of the Mustang region. There has been an airport here from 1962. This is also the starting point for trekking in the Annapunas. Foreigners have only been allowed to enter the Upper Mustangs or Lo Kingdom since 1992. We will be travelling on foot using the same trade routes from the 15th century. Eight am in the morning we headed on to Jomsom over more terrible roads where Ram and Dakman, our porters met us. Ram has done two other treks with Danny. Stayed at the New Annapuna Lodge and wandered around...

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