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Temple and Street Shrines of Nepal’s Kathmandu Valley – ” God Is Alive; Magic Is Afoot”

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Nepal’s Kathmandu Valley continues to captivate!  This May was my third visit. I spent a week there – a few days before and three after my Upper Mustang trek.  I revisited most of the UNESCO World Heritage sites to see how they … Continue reading

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Upper Mustang-Phu Valley Traverse Via Saribung La: Day 17 – Koto To Tal

Previous Post: Day 16 – Meta To Koto Day 17 – Koto To Tal time: 7:00 –  2:00 p.m. the high point of the day: Timang (2750) maps: Himalayan Map House Annapurna Circuit Trek Map.  See here for info on hardcopy … Continue reading

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Upper Mustang-Phu Valley Traverse Via Saribung La: Day 16 – Meta To Koto

Previous Post: Day 15 – Phu To Meta time: 7:00 – 2:00 p.m. with many rest stops distance: about 14.5 km. the high point of the day: Meta at 3586 m maps: Himalayan Map House Annapurna Circuit Trek Map.  See here … Continue reading

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Upper Mustang-Phu Valley Traverse Via Saribung La: Day 15 – Phu To Meta

Previous Post: In And Around The  Village of Phu time: 7:45 – 3:15 with a 30-minute break in Khyang and an hour for lunch in Chyakhu distance: 16 kilometers the high point of the day: Phu 4080 campsite: Meta 3590 … Continue reading

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From Mustang To The Phu Valley Via Saribung La: Day 14 – 15 In And Around Phu

Previous Post: Day 14 – From Moraine Camp Below Bhrikuti Shail  To Phu We came at the village of Phu from the north after an eight-day traverse of upper Mustang from Tsarang.   Only in 2002 was  the Naar-Phu valley opened … Continue reading

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Upper Mustang-Phu Valley Traverse Via Saribung La: Day 14 – Moraine Camp Below Bhrikuti Shail To Phu

Previous Post: Day 13  –  Khumjungar Moraine Camp – Saribung La –  Moraine Camp Below Bhrikuti Shail time: 7:10 a.m. – 2:30 p.m. the high point of the day: our moraine camp below Bhrikuti at 5000 m campsite: Phu (4080) … Continue reading

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The Street Art of Banksy Comes To Toronto

Related Post: Checking Out Downtown Toronto’s Street Art  In the fall of 2016 I spent a morning checking out the street art of the Kensington Market area and the famous Graffiti Alley in the Queen/Spadina area. (Click on the link … Continue reading

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Upper Mustang-Phu Valley Traverse Via Saribung La:  Day 13 – Over Saribung La To Moraine Camp Below Bhrikuti Shail

Previous Post: Day 12 – Japanese Base Camp To Khumjungar  High Camp time: 6:45 to 3:00 the high point of the day: Saribung La (6040) campsite: moraine camp below Bhrikuti Shail High Camp (5000) Maps: Himalayan Map House Upper Mustang Trek … Continue reading

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Upper Mustang-Phu Valley Traverse Via Saribung La:  Day 12 – Japanese Base Camp To High Camp

Previous Post: Day 11 – Damodar Kunda To Japanese Base Camp time: 7:15 – 11:30 distance: about 5 kilometers the high point of the day: our moraine camp at 5680 meters Maps: Himalayan Map House Upper Mustang Trek Map.  See here for … Continue reading

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Upper Mustang-Phu Valley Traverse Via Saribung La:  Day 11 – Damodar Kunda To The Japanese Base Camp

Previous Post: Day 10 – Batsyak Camp (Parsye Khola) To Damodar Kunda time:  7:20 start – 10:30 finish distance: about 5.5 km. Maps: Himalayan Map House Upper Mustang Trek Map.  See here for info on hardcopy maps from Himalayan Map House. Nepal Govt … Continue reading

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