Nepal 2019

In October of 2019 we trekked up the Langtang Valley in Northern Nepal, only some 20 kilometres away from the Tibetan border. Starting from the almost tropical jungles and terraced farms of the valley bottom, we made our way upwards through the increasingly temperate and autumn coloured forests, past the alpine meadows around Kjanjin Gompa, and finally up into the windswept rocky moraines and tussocky grasses beyond Langshisha Kharka. Here we set up a base camp, and for two weeks we climbed the mountains and passes of this amazing area. Highlights included a three day trip up to Tilman Pass – the gateway to the Helambu Valley, a visit to the austere moraines of Morimoto base camp, and most of all reaching one of the ice encrusted summits of Langshisha Ri! (6140 meters). This was the highest mountain I had ever climbed in my life, and was an amazing mini expedition with both trekking and accessible mountaineering. Thank you to our guide, porters, and in particular our cook and logistics expert Dorje who certainly made sure I did not lose any weight on the trip!