Tidbits from the Trail

All we do is laugh our way up the trail. This is a sawmill by the way. Everything here has been carried up the valley by local people.


The waterfall situation in Rolwaling is ourtrageous. I think by the end of this post, you’ll agree.img_5098

We came up through the jungle from the valley floor. We’ve got close to 18,000 vertical feet to go!

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I think this is when Furtemba casually told me that people occasionally run into tigers here. Like actual tiger tigers.img_5129 img_5133 img_5134img_5144 img_5149

Furtemba’s cousin’s house is the close one. She cooked us the most amazing meal over a wood burning stove.img_5154 img_5158 img_5163 img_5164 img_5181

There are like people-sized holes in most of these bridges.


Remote, holy and unclimbed: the incomparable Gauri Shankar (Tseringma if you’re a Sherpa)
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So, so wobbly!


The view down the last three days of trekking


Beding, the largest village in Rolwaling. People here move up and down the valley with the seasons.img_5230

Tseringma…steep from this side too!

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The entrance to Na, the highest settlement in Rolwaling at just under 14,000 ft.img_5287 img_5288 img_5294

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Rajendra (orange jacket, our cook) and porters getting ready for a day of trekking


6 thoughts on “Tidbits from the Trail

  1. Garrett Heath

    Looks like another epic adventure! Looking forward to following the journey, and to the many more mind-blowing mountain photos that are sure to come! Live it up man

  2. Judy Grissmer

    Wonderful pictures and journey. Rich enjoyment to you and thanks for sharing it all. Hugs from Charlottesville.

  3. Noreen

    The pictures are amazing.
    Some look like they are from Tahoe or Ireland.
    Well, except for the yak.
    And those huge effing mountains. 🙂
    Enjoy the journey.

  4. Dad

    Hi Hari. Sue and I have enjoyed reading your travel log and especially the great photos. Just in case you’re not getting any “real” news, Ernie Banks, Ron Santo, Kelly Watt and millions of Cubs fans are very happy today. Game 7 was epic. Lots of back and forth surges. Cubs won in extra innings. Every time I watched, the Cubs gave up runs, but when Sue watched they scored. So I had to take one for the team and not watch!


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