216 Photos - Nov 30, 2014
Photo: The 2006 Project Himalaya Kanchen Gola Wild 42 day special trek team at Biratnagar. They didn't know what they were getting themselves into!Photo: BiratnagarPhoto: Landed at Suketar on the grass runway.Photo: We get some tea and lunch in at Suketar before starting the trek.Photo: On the trail, tall bamboo!Photo: PhurumbuPhoto: Jane walks a wonky suspension bridge.Photo: That is a load, 40 litres of kerosens and a small gas cylinder, and the rest, a strong guy.Photo: Dawa treks amid green rice terraces.Photo: Endless rice paddy terraces, Nepal's Kanchenjunga region.Photo: The Tamur / Tamor River in the Kangchenjunga region of Nepal.Photo: A trekking lunch is served.Photo: Photo: Photo: Curious coloring.Photo: Photo: Chhirwa village, also spelt Chiruwa and Chirwa...Photo: Photo: Photo: Temporary bamboo bridgePhoto: Paul on a temporary bamboo bridgePhoto: Falko on temporary bamboo bridge.Photo: Photo: Porter loads.Photo: Photo: Photo: Another dodgy suspension bridge.Photo: Another dodgy suspension bridge.Photo: Afternoon tea at the Sketum camping place.Photo: One of the female porters.Photo: Raising money for Sekatum village with a dance program.Photo: Yep, those are some seriously steep hillsides, this is Nepal.Photo: Photo: Dawa crosses a bridge in the Kanchenjunga region.Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Camping at Amjilosa / AmjilossaPhoto: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: One of the super star porters - thanks!Photo: Glen KowalikPhoto: Paul relaxing at lunchtime.Photo: Drinking tungba in GyablaPhoto: A fun dance program in Gyabla.Photo: Always happy, Dawa Gelje drinking tungba in Gyabla.Photo: A fun dance program in Gyabla.Photo: Drinking tungba in GyablaPhoto: Glen drinking tungba in GyablaPhoto: Photo: A fun dance program in Gyabla.Photo: Photo: A fun dance program in Gyabla.Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Phole kids.Photo: Phole kids.Photo: Phole kids.Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Two skins of a lynx and a yellow-throated marten, and on the far left, a red panda, in the Kanchenjunga Conservation Area Project (KCAP) officePhoto: Staying with teh delightful Himali Chunda and his wife in Ghunsa.Photo: Staying with teh delightful Himali Chunda and his wife in Ghunsa.Photo: Our team staying with the delightful Himali Chunda and his wife in Ghunsa.Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Dawa Gelje (Da'Gelje) enjoying a Tungba at Khambachen.Photo: Photo: Crossing a temporary narrow bridge opposite Kambachen / Khangpachen en route to Jannu Base Camp.Photo: Crossing a temporary narrow bridge opposite Kambachen / Khangpachen en route to Jannu Base Camp.Photo: Paul Murrill crosses the bridge en route to to Jannu base campPhoto: Crossing a temporary narrow bridge opposite Kambachen / Khangpachen en route to Jannu Base Camp.Photo: Crossing a temporary narrow bridge opposite Kambachen / Khangpachen en route to Jannu Base Camp.Photo: The holy place with a view of Jannu.Photo: a Jannu-Khumbakarna view...Photo: a Jannu-Khumbakarna view...Photo: The stunning Jannu is also high, 7710m/25,295ft. The local Limbu name is Phoktanglungma and the Nepali name, Khumbakarna.Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Lhonak and yaksPhoto: Lhonak and yaksPhoto: The massive Kanchenjunga / Kangchenjunga from teh north base camp, Pangpema.Photo: The massive Kanchenjunga / Kangchenjunga from teh north base camp, Pangpema.Photo: Photo: We get 6000m high to admire the fearsome Kanchenjunga.Photo: We get 6000m high to admire the fearsome Kanchenjunga.Photo: Photo: Our spectacular Kanchenjunga Wedge Peak panorama from the 6000m viewpoint in front of Dromo.Photo: This is the 6000m viewpoint for spectacular Kanchenjunga views; Drom is behind us.Photo: This is the 6000m viewpoint for spectacular Kanchenjunga views; Drom is behind us.Photo: We explored up the (icy) stream but this time didn't reach the upper area.Photo: We explored up the (icy) stream but this time didn't reach the upper area.Photo: We explored up the (icy) stream but this time didn't reach the upper area.Photo: We explored up the (icy) stream but this time didn't reach the upper area.Photo: We explored up the (icy) stream but this time didn't reach the upper area.Photo: Ghunsa villagePhoto: Photo: Helpful Ghunsa lodge ownerPhoto: Photo: Photo: Staying with teh delightful Himali Chunda and his wife in Ghunsa.Photo: The 2006 Kanchenjunga trek team before Glen and Jane split off for their south side trek. we continued for the 42 day special...Photo: Our exploratory camp up the Yamtari Khola, perhaps at Chherpuk Kharka.Photo: Our exploratory camp up the Yamtari Khola, perhaps at Chherpuk Kharka.Photo: Our exploratory camp up the Yamtari Khola, perhaps at Chherpuk Kharka.Photo: Our exploratory camp up the Yamtari Khola, perhaps at Chherpuk Kharka.Photo: Our exploratory camp up the Yamtari Khola, perhaps at Chherpuk Kharka.Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: We camp near the top of the Nango La as a storm rolls in.Photo: We camp near the top of the Nango La as a storm rolls in.Photo: We camp near the top of the Nango La as a storm rolls in.Photo: Dawa and the coming storm at the Nango La high camp.Photo: The other side of hte Nango La after the snow.Photo: En route to Olangchung Gola village.Photo: En route to Olangchung Gola village.Photo: En route to Olangchung Gola village.Photo: En route to Olangchung Gola village.Photo: En route to Olangchung Gola village.Photo: Photo: Teh delightful village of Olangchung GolaPhoto: Yaks being driven through the vilalge of Olangchun Gola.Photo: Photo: Teh delightful village of Olangchung GolaPhoto: Our porter team were real super stars, a HUGE thanks to them!Photo: Our porter team were real super stars, a HUGE thanks to them!Photo: Our porter team were real super stars, a HUGE thanks to them!Photo: Our porter team were real super stars, a HUGE thanks to them!Photo: Our porter team were real super stars, a HUGE thanks to them!Photo: Our porter team were real super stars, a HUGE thanks to them!Photo: Photo: Our porter team were real super stars, a HUGE thanks to them!Photo: Our porter team were real super stars, a HUGE thanks to them!Photo: Photo: The kids of Olangchung Gola were delightful (and I have many more photos - ask me).Photo: The kids of Olangchung Gola were delightful (and I have many more photos - ask me).Photo: The kids of Olangchung Gola were delightful (and I have many more photos - ask me).Photo: The kids of Olangchung Gola were delightful (and I have many more photos - ask me).Photo: Olangchung Gola Gompa, 2006 well before the earthquake.Photo: Olangchung Gola Gompa, 2006 well before the earthquake.Photo: Photo: Photo: Camping at Langmale Kharka before crossing Lumba Samba.Photo: Camping at Langmale Kharka before crossing Lumba Samba.Photo: The Lumba Samba route, looking back towards Olangchung Gola (unseen). This plain is a good place to camp prior to the double passes.Photo: Photo: Where did the dog come from?! I am sleeping outside and we are a day and a half away from the nearest village. This was en route to Thudam.Photo: One of the beauties of sleeping outside is there is no need to get out of your sleeping bag to satch the sunrise. here Makalu and Chomo Lonzo, an unusual view of them.Photo: We trek towards Thdam, one of the remotest villages in the eastern Himalaya.Photo: We trek towards Thdam, one of the remotest villages in the eastern Himalaya.Photo: Photo: Trekking up towards the Umbak La. During teh day trip we saw a yellow-throated Marten (no photo) which was a real highlight for everyone, and my first time seeing one.Photo: We took a day hike up to the Umbak La 5232m, a particularly remote pass to Tibet.Photo: We took a day hike up to the Umbak La 5232m, a particularly remote pass to Tibet.Photo: We took a day hike up to the Umbak La 5232m, a particularly remote pass to Tibet.Photo: We took a day hike up to the Umbak La 5232m, a particularly remote pass to Tibet.Photo: We took a day hike up to the Umbak La 5232m, a particularly remote pass to Tibet.Photo: This was our camp at Lasa, where we stayed to take the day trip up to the Umbak La.Photo: This was our camp at Lasa, where we stayed to take the day trip up to the Umbak La.Photo: Photo: Photo: Approaching remote Thudam village, as one of the first trekking groups to ever visit.Photo: Thudam is one of the remotest villages in teh Eastern Himalaya.Photo: Thudam is one of the remotest villages in teh Eastern Himalaya.Photo: Thudam is one of the remotest villages in teh Eastern Himalaya.Photo: Thudam is one of the remotest villages in teh Eastern Himalaya.Photo: Thudam is one of the remotest villages in teh Eastern Himalaya.Photo: Thudam is one of the remotest villages in teh Eastern Himalaya.Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Kharka kamping - we stayed at this small kharka, the onl camping place around.Photo: Kharka kamping - we stayed at this small kharka, the onl camping place around.Photo: Kharka kamping - we stayed at this small kharka, the onl camping place around.Photo: The Arun riverPhoto: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Wouldn't it be fun just to stay in a random house, said Falko. And we did, when it poure dwith Ran. What an adventure!Photo: Wouldn't it be fun just to stay in a random house, said Falko. And we did, when it poure dwith Ran. What an adventure!Photo: Those bridges!Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Our porter team were real super stars, a HUGE thanks to them!Photo: Our porter team were real super stars, a HUGE thanks to them!Photo: Photo: Photo: Driving from Mane Bhangjyang to Tumlingtar.Photo: Driving from Mane Bhangjyang to Tumlingtar.Photo: Driving from Mane Bhangjyang to Tumlingtar.Photo: Driving from Mane Bhangjyang to Tumlingtar.Photo: Photo: Photo: Our 2006 Kanchenjunga end of trek party in Tumlingtar. A good time was had by all.Photo: Our porter team were real super stars, a HUGE thanks to them!Photo: A trek end photo of our 2006 Kanchenjunga Wild trek team - thank you everyone, crew and trekkers, for the most amazing trek!Photo: Mieke, Falko, Catherine and Clive.