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Bhutan’s Snowman Trek: Day 3 – Soi Thangthangka To Jomolhari B.C.)

Previous Post: Thongo Samba To Thangthangka calendar date: September 30, 2019 time:  5 hrs. (including 1 hr. for lunch and a few rest breaks) distance: 17 km. (from Bart Jordans’ guidebook) start point altitude: Thangthangkha 3575m endpoint campsite:  Jangothang/Jomolhari Base … Continue reading

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Bhutan’s Snowman Trek: Day 2 – Thango Campsite to Thangthangka

Previous Post: Day 1 –  Paro To Shana To Thonga Samba Day 2 –  Thongo Samba To Thangthangka calendar date: September 29, 2019 time: 6 hrs. (including 1 hr. for lunch and a bit more time for a few rest … Continue reading

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Bhutan’s Snowman Trek: Day 1 – Paro To Shana to Thongo Samba

Previous Posts:  Bhutan’s Snowman Trek Preview- mostly images Part 1 From Paro To Shana To Laya Part 2 – From Laya To Chozo To Sephu Day 1 –  Paro To Shana To Thongo Samba calendar date: September 28, 2019 time: … Continue reading

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Bhutan’s Snowman Trek Preview: Part 2 – Laya To Chozo To Sephu

Previous Post: Bhutan’s Snowman Trek Preview: Part 1 – Paro To Shana To Laya After a rather cool and rainy rest day spent in Laya, it was time to move on. We hoped for some better weather as we set … Continue reading

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Bhutan’s Snowman Trek Preview: Part 1 – Paro To Shana To Laya

I spent most of October in Bhutan, a small country just south of Tibet in the eastern Himalayas. What drew me there was the epic Snowman/Lunana Trek, supposedly one of the world’s toughest. Covering over three hundred kilometers in twenty-three … Continue reading

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Kilimanjaro Via The Lemosho Route: Day 8 – High Camp To Mweka Gate

Previous Post: Day 7 – From Barafu To Uhuru Peak And Down To High Camp High Camp (3827 m) was apparently established in 1999 when an emergency trail for those suffering from altitude sickness passed through here from Karanga (4034 … Continue reading

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Kilimanjaro Via The Lemosho Route: Day 7 – To Uhuru Peak

Previous Post: Day 6 – Karanga To Barafu distance to the summit from Barafu Camp: 5.1 km. time: 6 hrs. 15 minutes to the summit; 2 hr. 35 min. back to Barafu Camp altitude gain: 1225m/4019ft. It was the climax … Continue reading

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Kilimanjaro Via The Lemosho Route: Day 6 – Karanga To Barafu

Previous Post: Day 5 – Barranco To Karanga The red line on the satellite image below is the track we took on Day 6 of our Kili trek. Over the three-kilometer distance that we walked, we would gain 600 meters in … Continue reading

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Kilimanjaro Via The Lemosho Route: Day 5 – Barranco To Karanga

Previous Post: Day 4 – Shira 2 To Barranco Overview: On Day 4 we had walked a bit over ten kilometers on our most demanding day so far.  This day would see us scale back on the distance by almost half – … Continue reading

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Kilimanjaro Via The Lemosho Route: Day 4 – Shira 2 To Barranco

Previous Post: Day 3 – Shira 1 to Shira 2 Another day on the slopes of Kilimanjaro – and another clear early morning view of the summit of Kibo.  Frost on the tent exterior when we got up at about … Continue reading

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