Leaving Lo Manthang, we started with some exploring-acclimatization (yes, there are trekkers in the shot)
Blue sheep well camouflaged
Lo Monthang panorama; stunningly set ...
Our view for a rest-acclimatization day
The 15 person porter crew eating a goat, and not all will be water!
Itinerate trekkers, Kees and Carsten
Dawa: contemplative views from our high camp
A tough day trip up a nearby hill, Renee beats her personal best!
Where are we? Paul, Jamie behind the camera, Lindsay and Celesta in Renee's glasses
Lindsay, Celesta, Paul and Renee; that on the top 6125m feeling!
Lindsay checks out the frosty morning
Black necked cranes migrating from Tibet
Black necked cranes getting thrown around by turbulence
Once the harvest finished we climbed our first pass after Lo Monthang, at 5616m
Dawa and Da'Kusang and huge Annapurna 1
Heidi patches her toes ready for the downhill
Yes, we are high, Shishapangma in the distance
The descent was steep; the horsemen didn't want to return this way incase the horses fell overbackwards!
Still descending steeply to the remote valley
Celesta wrapped for the high dry air
Kiang in Nepal!
Our 5370m lake camp
A bright moon on our 5370m lake camp
The load-carrying superstars in action
Karma from Samar, invaluable guide
Another pass, even higher, 5700m, and rough for the mules-horses
5700m pass celebration; Paul, Celesta, Luke, Katrina, Dawa, Karma, Raewyn, Ornella and Pik
Top sirdar, and delightful person Dawa Gelje (Dawa Gyelgen) Sherpa - THANKS from everyone!
Arniko Chuli, on the border with Tibet; seriously remote
Our ~5500m camp, Jamie about to sleep outside at around -17C
Heading down valley, glorious trekking
Big terrain - Celesta
Clear, cold water!
Camping at a kharka, grazing area, and a pit that would sometimes have a nomad tent over it
A golden eagle
Heading towards Chharka; Paul and Da'Kusang approaching, Celesta ahead
Paul takes it in
Chharka Bhot village
A polite to a fault porter
They survived the Dasain slaughter this year
Lindsay above the chaos
A wedding in Chharka that the locals called us over to
Chharka by night