Dawa drinks a tungba, the local millet beer around here - Jamie
The green middle hills - Jamie
Clive, Catherine and Paul climbing up to the best viewpoint for magnificent Kanchenjunga - Jamie
We love exploring, truly exploring and have many firsts to our credit and major achievements that we haven't previously publicized, but as importantly, they have been amazingly successful, fun treks too. From 1998-2006 we explored the greater Kanchenjunga region with 7x 42 days treks then since 2008 have been opening routes of the the Nepal Great Himalaya Trail (GHT) and assisting with the GHT maps and guidebooks.
Most trek pages below have links to photo galleries, or see our Nepal Photos Inspiration. We are also exploring in Ladakh, India...
2016 Upper Dolpo & Mu La - getting to Bhijer wasn't as hard as we expected, and we finished our Mu La exploration from 2014, crossing this last somewhat enigmatic pass in front the Dhaulagiris.
2013 GHT Tilman's and Tashi Labtsa Wild - we found the hard way the map+guide book are wrong on Tilman's; and had great conditions for the Tashi Labtsa
2012 GHT Wild West exploration - we broke trail to be the very first trekkers ever to trek Darchula to Simikot between Api and Saipal, staying completely in Nepal ... !
2011 GHT Dolpo Wild exploration - we were the very first commercial trek team across the Lakyap/Kekyap passes (thanks, Paulo Grobel), rerouted the GHT near Bhijer saving a 5368m pass crossing and crossed the tough high route between Dolpo and Mugu without incident.
2010 GHT Mustang & Saribung Wild - we traversed from Upper Mustang to Nar-Phu and climbed Saribung, 6328m, with 100% team success then traversed around Manaslu as well.
2009 GHT Makalu Wild - we were the very first commercial trek team to trek Chyangtang to Makalu Base Camp the direct way (Robin Boustead was the first).
2007 Manaslu Wild - we explored the Tsum Valley to the Tibet border, and also explored the peaks and passes above Samdo.
2006 Kanchen Gola Wild - first trekkers ever to the top the Umbak La to Tibet.
2005 Kanchen Gola Wild - first commercial trek to cross the Lumbasamba, Kanchenjunga to the Makalu region, crucial for the GHT.
2004 Nangpa La exploratory - trekking to the Tibet border in the Everest region for the guide book Trekking in the Everest Region.
2003 Kanchen Gola Wild - first trekkers to the top of Olangchung Gola's Tipta La (after Joseph Hooker in 1848).
2002 Kanchen Gola Wild - first trekkers to Yangma's 5746m Ghari La.
2000 Manaslu High - we trekked the Tsum valley prior to Tsum being opened and climbed Chulu Far East
1999 Kanchenjunga-Makalu - the supremely memorable 42/75 day trek (!) with Joel, turned back by deep snow on Sherpani Col.
1998 Wild Kanchenjunga - the trek that started the Kanchenjunga exploration series; we didn't meet any other trekkers.
1998 Churen Surprise - a trek to Churen Himal base camp above Gurjagoan, a trek that still few people have ever heard of.
Behind, the huge pale granite face of Jannu - Jamie
More photos to come!
Tashi Delek and Namaste!