Annapurna-Tilicho Trekking with Chulu Far East climb

Oct 19 — Nov 11, 2007

Kathmandu: Boudnanath Stupa
In the fall of 2007 I spent 3.5 weeks trekking in Nepal. We did the famous Annapurna circumvention but added a twist by including the rarely traveled short cut that passes by Tilicho Peak and Tilicho Lake, supposedly the highest lake on earth (at an elevation of 4949 m). We also climbed one of Nepal's trekking peaks, Chulu Far East (6059 m/19878 ft).

Even though it's quite possible (and often done) to organize such a trip privately I didn't have the time to do that and instead went with Amical, a small German trekking/expedition company.

Raghughat to Tatopani
After an exhausting flight from Munich via Frankfurt and Bangkok we arrived in Nepal's capital Kathmandu where we stayed for a few days to explore the city with its famous Buddhist and Hindu temples and other sights.

Next we flew to Pokhara (with Buddha Air :-) ) and traveled by Bus to the village of Beni where the trekking started. For the next 17 days we traveled in a rather strange fashion: Most of our luggage and all the equipment like tents and cooking equipment would be carried by mules or porters, depending on the terrain. There would also be a few more people accompanying us: a cook with his helpers (the "kitchen boys"), a head sherpa, a climbing sherpa, and several other sherpas. All in all, we, 11 Germans and Austrians, were supported by about two dozens "staff" while only carrying a small day pack ourselves. I saw a scary and questionable progression: From climbing with a huge pack in the cascades to climbing with a much smaller pack (but a fat wallet) in the Alps to now climbing with a day pack and being supported by an army of porters, guides, and cooks...

Tilicho Camp 2: porters at dinner
The highlight of the trip was the climb of Chulu Far East (6059 m/19878 ft). We summited in great conditions and had an impressive view over the Annapurna range.

Quite memorable is also the encounter that we had with a group of Maoists. Officially, there was an agreement between the government in Kathmandu and the Maoist rebels that the king would retire and the Maoists would stop collecting fees from tourists. Apparently, this agreement had not reached every remote valley or maybe we were dealing with some spin-off rebel group but we were delayed for 6 hours since we refused to pay anything. Even though the dispute got quite heated (with stones flying...) we eventually could continue our trip unharmed.

We spent the last 2 days again in the Kathmandu valley where we also booked a sightseeing flight to the Everest range with great views of a bunch of 8000m peaks like Mount Everest, Lohtse, Makalu, Cho Oyu, ...

Nepal is a great country with an impressive landscape and extremely friendly people. I'll definitely visit again.

*Update: *The views of Everest and Lohtse had made such an impression on me that in 2010 I returned to Nepal to go trekking in the Khumbu region.

Chulu Far East Climb: Daniel and Andreas on the summit; in the background Gangapurna (7455 m) and Annapurna I (8091 m) (on the right)
Here's a rough itinerary of the trip:

  • Flight Munich-Frankfurt-Bangkok-Kathmandu
  • Kathmandu
  • Flight to Pokhara, Bus to Beni
  • Trekking: Beni - Raghughat - Tatopani - Ghasa - Marpha - Thinigaon - Mesonkanto Pass (5020 m) - Lake Tilicho - Tilicho Basecamp - Manang
  • Climb of Chulu Far East (6059 m)
  • Trekking: Lower Pisang - Timang Besi - Jagat - Bumbuhle
  • Bus to Kathmandu
  • Kathmandu
  • Mountain Flight to Everest Massif
  • Flight Kathmandu-Bangkok-Frankfurt-Munich


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Also check out Jürg s trip report for a detailed day-by-day description.

Beni: unloading the bus

Ghasa to Marpha

Tilicho Lake Southern Campsite

Tilicho lake

Jagat to Bumbuhle

Mountain Flight to Everest Massif: Mount Everest (8848 m) and Lhotse (8516 m)

  • Oct 20, 2007
  • Bangkok Airport and Kathmandu
Bangkok Suvarnabhumi Airport: changing planes at Bangkok
Bangkok Suvarnabhumi Airport: changing planes at Bangkok
Kathmandu: livestock waiting in front of a Butcher's shop
Kathmandu: livestock waiting in front of a Butcher's shop
Kathmandu
Kathmandu
  • Oct 21, 2007
  • Kathmandu
Kathmandu: Pashupatinath Temple
Kathmandu: Pashupatinath Temple
Kathmandu: Pashupatinath Temple
Kathmandu: Pashupatinath Temple
Kathmandu: Pashupatinath Temple
Kathmandu: Pashupatinath Temple
Kathmandu: Pashupatinath Temple
Kathmandu: Pashupatinath Temple
Kathmandu: Pashupatinath Temple
Kathmandu: Pashupatinath Temple
Kathmandu: Pashupatinath Temple
Kathmandu: Pashupatinath Temple
Kathmandu: Pashupatinath Temple
Kathmandu: Pashupatinath Temple
Kathmandu: Pashupatinath Temple, monkeys
Kathmandu: Pashupatinath Temple, monkeys
Kathmandu: Pashupatinath Temple, monkeys
Kathmandu: Pashupatinath Temple, monkeys
Kathmandu: Pashupatinath Temple at the Bagmati river
Kathmandu: Pashupatinath Temple at the Bagmati river
Kathmandu: Pashupatinath Temple at the Bagmati river
Kathmandu: Pashupatinath Temple at the Bagmati river
Kathmandu: Pashupatinath Temple
Kathmandu: Pashupatinath Temple
Kathmandu: Pashupatinath Temple at the Bagmati river
Kathmandu: Pashupatinath Temple at the Bagmati river
Kathmandu: Pashupatinath Temple at the Bagmati river
Kathmandu: Pashupatinath Temple at the Bagmati river
Kathmandu: Pashupatinath Temple at the Bagmati river
Kathmandu: Pashupatinath Temple at the Bagmati river
Kathmandu: Pashupatinath Temple at the Bagmati river
Kathmandu: Pashupatinath Temple at the Bagmati river
Kathmandu: Boudnanath Stupa
Kathmandu: Boudnanath Stupa
Kathmandu: prayer wheeles at Boudnanath Stupa
Kathmandu: prayer wheeles at Boudnanath Stupa
Kathmandu: Boudnanath Stupa
Kathmandu: Boudnanath Stupa
Kathmandu: Boudnanath Stupa
Kathmandu: Boudnanath Stupa
Kathmandu: Boudnanath Stupa
Kathmandu: Boudnanath Stupa
Kathmandu: monks at Boudnanath Stupa
Kathmandu: monks at Boudnanath Stupa
Kathmandu: Patan
Kathmandu: Patan
Kathmandu: Patan
Kathmandu: Patan
Kathmandu: Patan
Kathmandu: Patan
Kathmandu: Patan
Kathmandu: Patan
Kathmandu: Patan
Kathmandu: Patan
Kathmandu: Patan
Kathmandu: Patan
Kathmandu: Patan
Kathmandu: Patan
Kathmandu: Patan
Kathmandu: Patan
Kathmandu: Patan
Kathmandu: Patan
Kathmandu: Patan
Kathmandu: Patan
Kathmandu: Patan
Kathmandu: Patan
  • Oct 22, 2007
  • Kathmandu to Raghughat
Flight from Kathmandu to Pokhara: Annapurna massif from the plane
Flight from Kathmandu to Pokhara: Annapurna massif from the plane
Pokhara: Yeti Airlines
Pokhara: Yeti Airlines
Pokhara: loading the bus to to Raghughat
Pokhara: loading the bus to to Raghughat
Pokhara to Raghughat: inside the bus
Pokhara to Raghughat: inside the bus
Pokhara to Raghughat
Pokhara to Raghughat
Pokhara to Raghughat
Pokhara to Raghughat
Beni: unloading the bus
Beni: unloading the bus
Beni: unloading the bus
Beni: unloading the bus
  • Oct 23, 2007
  • Raghughat to Tatopani
Raghughat: getting ready for the day
Raghughat: getting ready for the day
Raghughat to Tatopani
Raghughat to Tatopani
Raghughat to Tatopani
Raghughat to Tatopani
Raghughat to Tatopani: ugly spider
Raghughat to Tatopani: ugly spider
Raghughat to Tatopani: Kali Gandaki valley
Raghughat to Tatopani: Kali Gandaki valley
Raghughat to Tatopani
Raghughat to Tatopani
Raghughat to Tatopani
Raghughat to Tatopani
Raghughat to Tatopani
Raghughat to Tatopani
Raghughat to Tatopani
Raghughat to Tatopani
Raghughat to Tatopani: crossing the Kali Gandaki
Raghughat to Tatopani: crossing the Kali Gandaki
Raghughat to Tatopani
Raghughat to Tatopani
Raghughat to Tatopani: Kali Gandaki valley
Raghughat to Tatopani: Kali Gandaki valley
Raghughat to Tatopani: Kali Gandaki valley
Raghughat to Tatopani: Kali Gandaki valley
Raghughat to Tatopani
Raghughat to Tatopani
Raghughat to Tatopani: Kali Gandaki valley
Raghughat to Tatopani: Kali Gandaki valley
Raghughat to Tatopani
Raghughat to Tatopani
Raghughat to Tatopani: Kali Gandaki valley
Raghughat to Tatopani: Kali Gandaki valley
Raghughat to Tatopani
Raghughat to Tatopani
Tatopani
Tatopani
Tatopani
Tatopani
  • Oct 24, 2007
  • Tatopani to Ghasa
Tatopani
Tatopani
Tatopani to Ghasa: Kali Gandaki valley
Tatopani to Ghasa: Kali Gandaki valley
Tatopani to Ghasa
Tatopani to Ghasa
Tatopani to Ghasa
Tatopani to Ghasa
Tatopani to Ghasa
Tatopani to Ghasa
Tatopani to Ghasa
Tatopani to Ghasa
Tatopani to Ghasa
Tatopani to Ghasa
Tatopani to Ghasa
Tatopani to Ghasa
Tatopani to Ghasa
Tatopani to Ghasa
Tatopani to Ghasa
Tatopani to Ghasa
Tatopani to Ghasa: two of our porters
Tatopani to Ghasa: two of our porters
Tatopani to Ghasa
Tatopani to Ghasa
Tatopani to Ghasa
Tatopani to Ghasa
Tatopani to Ghasa
Tatopani to Ghasa
Tatopani to Ghasa
Tatopani to Ghasa
Tatopani to Ghasa
Tatopani to Ghasa
Tatopani to Ghasa
Tatopani to Ghasa
Tatopani to Ghasa
Tatopani to Ghasa
  • Oct 25, 2007
  • Ghasa to Marpha
Ghasa: packing up camp
Ghasa: packing up camp
Ghasa: packing up camp
Ghasa: packing up camp
Ghasa to Marpha
Ghasa to Marpha
Ghasa to Marpha
Ghasa to Marpha
Ghasa to Marpha
Ghasa to Marpha
Ghasa to Marpha
Ghasa to Marpha
Ghasa to Marpha
Ghasa to Marpha
Ghasa to Marpha
Ghasa to Marpha
Ghasa to Marpha
Ghasa to Marpha
Ghasa to Marpha
Ghasa to Marpha
Ghasa to Marpha
Ghasa to Marpha
Ghasa to Marpha
Ghasa to Marpha
Ghasa to Marpha
Ghasa to Marpha
Ghasa to Marpha
Ghasa to Marpha
Ghasa to Marpha
Ghasa to Marpha
Ghasa to Marpha: lunch break in Larjung
Ghasa to Marpha: lunch break in Larjung
Larjung
Larjung
Kanti gompa
Kanti gompa
Kanti gompa
Kanti gompa
Kanti gompa
Kanti gompa
Kanti gompa
Kanti gompa
Kanti gompa
Kanti gompa
Kanti gompa
Kanti gompa
Kanti gompa
Kanti gompa
Ghasa to Marpha
Ghasa to Marpha
Ghasa to Marpha
Ghasa to Marpha
Ghasa to Marpha
Ghasa to Marpha
Ghasa to Marpha
Ghasa to Marpha
  • Oct 26, 2007
  • Marpha to Thinigaon
Marpha: getting ready for the day
Marpha: getting ready for the day
Tashi Lhahang gompa in Marpha
Tashi Lhahang gompa in Marpha
Tashi Lhahang gompa in Marpha
Tashi Lhahang gompa in Marpha
Tashi Lhahang gompa in Marpha
Tashi Lhahang gompa in Marpha
Marpha
Marpha
Marpha to Thinigaon
Marpha to Thinigaon
Marpha to Thinigaon
Marpha to Thinigaon
Marpha to Thinigaon
Marpha to Thinigaon
Marpha to Thinigaon
Marpha to Thinigaon
Jomsom: downtown Jomsom
Jomsom: downtown Jomsom
Near Thinigaon: above Jomsom
Near Thinigaon: above Jomsom
Thinigaon: camping in Thinigaon's school court yard
Thinigaon: camping in Thinigaon's school court yard
Thinigaon: hiking up a mountain above Thinigaon
Thinigaon: hiking up a mountain above Thinigaon
Thinigaon: view at Jomsom
Thinigaon: view at Jomsom
Thinigaon: Daniel with Tilicho Peak (7134 m) in the background
Thinigaon: Daniel with Tilicho Peak (7134 m) in the background
Thinigaon: at around 3700 m; in the background Tilicho Peak (7134 m)
Thinigaon: at around 3700 m; in the background Tilicho Peak (7134 m)
Thinigaon: sunset behind Dhaulagiri (8167 m)
Thinigaon: sunset behind Dhaulagiri (8167 m)
  • Oct 27, 2007
  • Thinigaon to Tilicho Camp 1
Tilicho Peak (7134 m)
Tilicho Peak (7134 m)
Dhaulagiri (8167 m)
Dhaulagiri (8167 m)
Thinigaon to Tilicho Camp 1: hiking up the Thini Kola valley
Thinigaon to Tilicho Camp 1: hiking up the Thini Kola valley
Thinigaon to Tilicho Camp 1: crossing a stream
Thinigaon to Tilicho Camp 1: crossing a stream
Thinigaon to Tilicho Camp 1: porter
Thinigaon to Tilicho Camp 1: porter
Thinigaon to Tilicho Camp 1: camp at Csarmai (3750 m)
Thinigaon to Tilicho Camp 1: camp at Csarmai (3750 m)
Thinigaon to Tilicho Camp 1: our cook
Thinigaon to Tilicho Camp 1: our cook
Thinigaon to Tilicho Camp 1
Thinigaon to Tilicho Camp 1
Thinigaon to Tilicho Camp 1: view of camp at Csarmai from about 4000 m
Thinigaon to Tilicho Camp 1: view of camp at Csarmai from about 4000 m
  • Oct 28, 2007
  • Tilicho Camp 1 to Tilicho Camp 2
Tilicho Camp 1 to Tilicho Camp 2
Tilicho Camp 1 to Tilicho Camp 2
Tilicho Camp 1 to Tilicho Camp 2
Tilicho Camp 1 to Tilicho Camp 2
Tilicho Camp 1 to Tilicho Camp 2: ascending the Thini Khola valley
Tilicho Camp 1 to Tilicho Camp 2: ascending the Thini Khola valley
Tilicho Camp 1 to Tilicho Camp 2
Tilicho Camp 1 to Tilicho Camp 2
Tilicho Camp 1 to Tilicho Camp 2: Bhim with his radio
Tilicho Camp 1 to Tilicho Camp 2: Bhim with his radio
Tilicho Camp 2: erecting camp
Tilicho Camp 2: erecting camp
Tilicho Camp 2
Tilicho Camp 2
Tilicho Camp 2: chilling at camp
Tilicho Camp 2: chilling at camp
Tilicho Camp 2: camp at Naepsu Dama Chapa with Dhaulagiri (8167 m) in the distance
Tilicho Camp 2: camp at Naepsu Dama Chapa with Dhaulagiri (8167 m) in the distance
Tilicho Camp 2: Martin with Dhaulagiri (8167 m) in the distance
Tilicho Camp 2: Martin with Dhaulagiri (8167 m) in the distance
Tilicho Camp 2: camp at Naepsu Dama Chapa
Tilicho Camp 2: camp at Naepsu Dama Chapa
Tilicho Camp 2: porters at dinner with Mesokantu La pass (5121 m) in the distance
Tilicho Camp 2: porters at dinner with Mesokantu La pass (5121 m) in the distance
Tilicho Camp 2: porters at dinner
Tilicho Camp 2: porters at dinner
  • Oct 29, 2007
  • Tilicho Camp 2 to Tilicho Lake Camp
Tilicho Camp 2 to Tilicho Lake Camp: ascending Mesokantu La pass (5121 m)
Tilicho Camp 2 to Tilicho Lake Camp: ascending Mesokantu La pass (5121 m)
Tilicho Camp 2 to Tilicho Lake Camp: at Mesokantu La pass (5121 m)
Tilicho Camp 2 to Tilicho Lake Camp: at Mesokantu La pass (5121 m)
Tilicho Camp 2 to Tilicho Lake Camp: at Mesokantu La pass (5121 m)
Tilicho Camp 2 to Tilicho Lake Camp: at Mesokantu La pass (5121 m)
Tilicho Camp 2 to Tilicho Lake Camp: Mesokantu La pass (5121 m)
Tilicho Camp 2 to Tilicho Lake Camp: Mesokantu La pass (5121 m)
Tilicho Camp 2 to Tilicho Lake Camp: Tilicho Peak (7134 m) from Mesokantu La pass (5121 m)
Tilicho Camp 2 to Tilicho Lake Camp: Tilicho Peak (7134 m) from Mesokantu La pass (5121 m)
Tilicho Camp 2 to Tilicho Lake Camp: Mesokantu La pass (5121 m)
Tilicho Camp 2 to Tilicho Lake Camp: Mesokantu La pass (5121 m)
Tilicho Camp 2 to Tilicho Lake Camp: Daniel with Tilicho Peak (7134 m) in the background
Tilicho Camp 2 to Tilicho Lake Camp: Daniel with Tilicho Peak (7134 m) in the background
Tilicho Camp 2 to Tilicho Lake Camp: Tilicho Peak (7134 m) from Mesokantu La pass (5121 m)
Tilicho Camp 2 to Tilicho Lake Camp: Tilicho Peak (7134 m) from Mesokantu La pass (5121 m)
Tilicho Camp 2 to Tilicho Lake Camp: descending toward Lake Tilicho
Tilicho Camp 2 to Tilicho Lake Camp: descending toward Lake Tilicho
Tilicho Camp 2 to Tilicho Lake Camp: descending toward Lake Tilicho
Tilicho Camp 2 to Tilicho Lake Camp: descending toward Lake Tilicho
Tilicho Camp 2 to Tilicho Lake Camp: descending toward Lake Tilicho
Tilicho Camp 2 to Tilicho Lake Camp: descending toward Lake Tilicho
Tilicho Camp 2 to Tilicho Lake Camp: Lake Tilicho
Tilicho Camp 2 to Tilicho Lake Camp: Lake Tilicho
Tilicho Camp 2 to Tilicho Lake Camp: near Lake Tilicho
Tilicho Camp 2 to Tilicho Lake Camp: near Lake Tilicho
Tilicho Camp 2 to Tilicho Lake Camp: near Lake Tilicho
Tilicho Camp 2 to Tilicho Lake Camp: near Lake Tilicho
  • Oct 30, 2007
  • Tilicho Lake Camp to Tilicho Basecamp
Tilicho Lake Southern Campsite: Tilicho lake
Tilicho Lake Southern Campsite: Tilicho lake
Tilicho Lake Southern Campsite
Tilicho Lake Southern Campsite
Tilicho Lake Southern Campsite
Tilicho Lake Southern Campsite
Tilicho Lake Southern Campsite
Tilicho Lake Southern Campsite
Tilicho Lake Southern Campsite
Tilicho Lake Southern Campsite
Tilicho lake
Tilicho lake
Tilicho lake
Tilicho lake
Tilicho lake
Tilicho lake
Tilicho lake
Tilicho lake
Tilicho lake
Tilicho lake
Tilicho lake
Tilicho lake
Tilicho lake
Tilicho lake
Tilicho lake
Tilicho lake
Tilicho lake
Tilicho lake
Tilicho lake
Tilicho lake
Tilicho lake
Tilicho lake
Tilicho lake
Tilicho lake
Khangsar Khola valley
Khangsar Khola valley
Tilicho Basecamp
Tilicho Basecamp
  • Oct 31, 2007
  • Tilicho Basecamp to Manang
Tilicho Basecamp to Manang: descending the Khangsar Khola valley
Tilicho Basecamp to Manang: descending the Khangsar Khola valley
Tilicho Basecamp to Manang: descending the Khangsar Khola valley
Tilicho Basecamp to Manang: descending the Khangsar Khola valley
Tilicho Basecamp to Manang: in the Khangsar Khola valley
Tilicho Basecamp to Manang: in the Khangsar Khola valley
Tilicho Basecamp to Manang: in the Khangsar Khola valley
Tilicho Basecamp to Manang: in the Khangsar Khola valley
Tilicho Basecamp to Manang: Khangsar Khola valley
Tilicho Basecamp to Manang: Khangsar Khola valley
Tilicho Basecamp to Manang: Khangsar Khola valley
Tilicho Basecamp to Manang: Khangsar Khola valley
Tilicho Basecamp to Manang
Tilicho Basecamp to Manang
Tilicho Basecamp to Manang
Tilicho Basecamp to Manang
Tilicho Basecamp to Manang
Tilicho Basecamp to Manang
Tilicho Basecamp to Manang: descending steep trail
Tilicho Basecamp to Manang: descending steep trail
Tilicho Basecamp to Manang: descending steep trail
Tilicho Basecamp to Manang: descending steep trail
Tilicho Basecamp to Manang: descending steep trail
Tilicho Basecamp to Manang: descending steep trail
Tilicho Basecamp to Manang: descending steep trail
Tilicho Basecamp to Manang: descending steep trail
Tilicho Basecamp to Manang: porter
Tilicho Basecamp to Manang: porter
Tilicho Basecamp to Manang: the village Khangsar
Tilicho Basecamp to Manang: the village Khangsar
Tilicho Basecamp to Manang
Tilicho Basecamp to Manang
Tilicho Basecamp to Manang
Tilicho Basecamp to Manang
Tilicho Basecamp to Manang: looking back at Tilicho peak
Tilicho Basecamp to Manang: looking back at Tilicho peak
Tilicho Basecamp to Manang
Tilicho Basecamp to Manang
Tilicho Basecamp to Manang
Tilicho Basecamp to Manang
Tilicho Basecamp to Manang: descending steep trail near Manang
Tilicho Basecamp to Manang: descending steep trail near Manang
Tilicho Basecamp to Manang: No horse riding in town!
Tilicho Basecamp to Manang: No horse riding in town!
Manang: downtown Manang
Manang: downtown Manang
Manang: movie theater in Manang
Manang: movie theater in Manang
Manang: inviting lodge in Manang
Manang: inviting lodge in Manang
Manang: yak steak, yak burger, yak everything
Manang: yak steak, yak burger, yak everything
Manang: Manang medical hall
Manang: Manang medical hall
Manang
Manang
Manang: prayer wheels
Manang: prayer wheels
Manang
Manang
Manang
Manang
  • Nov 01, 2007
  • Manang to Chulu Camp 1
Manang to Chulu Camp 1: Mani stones outside Manang
Manang to Chulu Camp 1: Mani stones outside Manang
Manang to Chulu Camp 1: Mani stones outside Manang
Manang to Chulu Camp 1: Mani stones outside Manang
Manang to Chulu Camp 1: Mani stones outside Manang with Annapurna
Manang to Chulu Camp 1: Mani stones outside Manang with Annapurna
Braga: Braga monestary
Braga: Braga monestary
Braga: Braga monestary
Braga: Braga monestary
Braga: inside the Braga monestary
Braga: inside the Braga monestary
Braga: inside the Braga monestary
Braga: inside the Braga monestary
Braga: inside the Braga monestary
Braga: inside the Braga monestary
Braga: inside the Braga monestary
Braga: inside the Braga monestary
Braga: inside the Braga monestary
Braga: inside the Braga monestary
Braga: inside the Braga monestary
Braga: inside the Braga monestary
Braga: inside the Braga monestary
Braga: inside the Braga monestary
Braga: inside the Braga monestary
Braga: inside the Braga monestary
Braga
Braga
Braga
Braga
Manang to Chulu Camp 1
Manang to Chulu Camp 1
Manang to Chulu Camp 1
Manang to Chulu Camp 1
Manang to Chulu Camp 1
Manang to Chulu Camp 1
Manang to Chulu Camp 1: near Ngawal
Manang to Chulu Camp 1: near Ngawal
Manang to Chulu Camp 1: "automatic" prayer wheels near Ngawal
Manang to Chulu Camp 1: "automatic" prayer wheels near Ngawal
Manang to Chulu Camp 1: "automatic" prayer wheels near Ngawal; Annapurna in the distance
Manang to Chulu Camp 1: "automatic" prayer wheels near Ngawal; Annapurna in the distance
Manang to Chulu Camp 1: "automatic" prayer wheels near Ngawal
Manang to Chulu Camp 1: "automatic" prayer wheels near Ngawal
Chulu Camp 1
Chulu Camp 1
Chulu Camp 1: cook and assistant
Chulu Camp 1: cook and assistant
Chulu Camp 1: cooking equipment
Chulu Camp 1: cooking equipment
Chulu Camp 1: erecting tents
Chulu Camp 1: erecting tents
  • Nov 02, 2007
  • Chulu Camp 1 to Chulu Basecamp
Chulu Camp 1 to Chulu Basecamp
Chulu Camp 1 to Chulu Basecamp
Chulu Camp 1 to Chulu Basecamp: Chulu Far East (6059 m)
Chulu Camp 1 to Chulu Basecamp: Chulu Far East (6059 m)
Chulu Camp 1 to Chulu Basecamp: Annapurna massif
Chulu Camp 1 to Chulu Basecamp: Annapurna massif
  • Nov 03, 2007
  • Chulu Far East Summit
Chulu Far East Climb: ascending in the early morning hours, Annapurna massif in the background
Chulu Far East Climb: ascending in the early morning hours, Annapurna massif in the background
Chulu Far East Climb: ascending in the early morning hours, Annapurna massif in the background
Chulu Far East Climb: ascending in the early morning hours, Annapurna massif in the background
Chulu Far East Climb: at the col to the SW ridge of Chulu Far East (6059 m)
Chulu Far East Climb: at the col to the SW ridge of Chulu Far East (6059 m)
Chulu Far East Climb
Chulu Far East Climb
Chulu Far East Climb: at the SW ridge of Chulu Far East (6059 m); in the background Gangapurna (7455 m) and Annapurna I (8091 m) (right)
Chulu Far East Climb: at the SW ridge of Chulu Far East (6059 m); in the background Gangapurna (7455 m) and Annapurna I (8091 m) (right)
Chulu Far East Climb: Daniela on the SW ridge
Chulu Far East Climb: Daniela on the SW ridge
Chulu Far East Climb: ascending the SW ridge
Chulu Far East Climb: ascending the SW ridge
Chulu Far East Climb: ascending the SW ridge
Chulu Far East Climb: ascending the SW ridge
Chulu Far East Climb: ascending the SW ridge; in the background the Annapurna massif with Gangapurna (7455 m)
Chulu Far East Climb: ascending the SW ridge; in the background the Annapurna massif with Gangapurna (7455 m)
Chulu Far East Climb: Andreas on the summit, Hermann following
Chulu Far East Climb: Andreas on the summit, Hermann following
Chulu Far East Climb: Jörg on the summit of Chulu Far East (6059 m), Annapurna I (8091 m) in the far distance
Chulu Far East Climb: Jörg on the summit of Chulu Far East (6059 m), Annapurna I (8091 m) in the far distance
Chulu Far East Climb: Hermann and Andreas on the summit
Chulu Far East Climb: Hermann and Andreas on the summit
Chulu Far East Climb: Daniel on the summit; in the background Gangapurna (7455 m) and Annapurna I (8091 m) (on the right)
Chulu Far East Climb: Daniel on the summit; in the background Gangapurna (7455 m) and Annapurna I (8091 m) (on the right)
Chulu Far East Climb: Daniel and Andreas on the summit; in the background Gangapurna (7455 m) and Annapurna I (8091 m) (on the right)
Chulu Far East Climb: Daniel and Andreas on the summit; in the background Gangapurna (7455 m) and Annapurna I (8091 m) (on the right)
Chulu Far East Climb: Gangapurna (7455 m) and Annapurna I (8091 m) on the right
Chulu Far East Climb: Gangapurna (7455 m) and Annapurna I (8091 m) on the right
Chulu Far East Climb: Gangapurna (7455 m) in the distance
Chulu Far East Climb: Gangapurna (7455 m) in the distance
Chulu Far East Climb: summit shot of Daniela and Andreas
Chulu Far East Climb: summit shot of Daniela and Andreas
Chulu Far East Climb: panorama from Chulu Far East looking toward the Annapurna massif
Chulu Far East Climb: panorama from Chulu Far East looking toward the Annapurna massif
Chulu Far East Climb: Manaslu (8163 m) on the left
Chulu Far East Climb: Manaslu (8163 m) on the left
  • Nov 04, 2007
  • Chulu Basecamp to Lower Pisang
Chulu Basecamp to Lower Pisang: crossing a stream
Chulu Basecamp to Lower Pisang: crossing a stream
Chulu Basecamp to Lower Pisang: porters descending from basecamp; Annapurna massif in the distance
Chulu Basecamp to Lower Pisang: porters descending from basecamp; Annapurna massif in the distance
Chulu Basecamp to Lower Pisang: descending from basecamp; Annapurna massif in the distance
Chulu Basecamp to Lower Pisang: descending from basecamp; Annapurna massif in the distance
Chulu Basecamp to Lower Pisang
Chulu Basecamp to Lower Pisang
Chulu Basecamp to Lower Pisang: Annapurna massif
Chulu Basecamp to Lower Pisang: Annapurna massif
Chulu Basecamp to Lower Pisang
Chulu Basecamp to Lower Pisang
Chulu Basecamp to Lower Pisang
Chulu Basecamp to Lower Pisang
Chulu Basecamp to Lower Pisang
Chulu Basecamp to Lower Pisang
Chulu Basecamp to Lower Pisang: Mani stones
Chulu Basecamp to Lower Pisang: Mani stones
Chulu Basecamp to Lower Pisang: Mani stones
Chulu Basecamp to Lower Pisang: Mani stones
Chulu Basecamp to Lower Pisang
Chulu Basecamp to Lower Pisang
Lower Pisang: camping area
Lower Pisang: camping area
Lower Pisang
Lower Pisang
Lower Pisang: downtown Lower Pisang
Lower Pisang: downtown Lower Pisang
Lower Pisang: street scene in Lower Pisang
Lower Pisang: street scene in Lower Pisang
Lower Pisang: assistant to the cook
Lower Pisang: assistant to the cook
  • Nov 05, 2007
  • Lower Pisang to Timang Besi
Lower Pisang to Timang Besi: election instructions
Lower Pisang to Timang Besi: election instructions
Lower Pisang to Timang Besi: road construction
Lower Pisang to Timang Besi: road construction
Lower Pisang to Timang Besi: Marsyangdi valley
Lower Pisang to Timang Besi: Marsyangdi valley
Lower Pisang to Timang Besi: Mani stones
Lower Pisang to Timang Besi: Mani stones
Lower Pisang to Timang Besi: Mani stones
Lower Pisang to Timang Besi: Mani stones
Lower Pisang to Timang Besi
Lower Pisang to Timang Besi
Lower Pisang to Timang Besi
Lower Pisang to Timang Besi
Lower Pisang to Timang Besi
Lower Pisang to Timang Besi
Lower Pisang to Timang Besi
Lower Pisang to Timang Besi
Lower Pisang to Timang Besi: sawmill
Lower Pisang to Timang Besi: sawmill
  • Nov 06, 2007
  • Timang Besi to Jagat
Timang Besi: getting ready in the morning
Timang Besi: getting ready in the morning
Timang Besi: our hotel
Timang Besi: our hotel
Timang Besi to Jagat
Timang Besi to Jagat
Timang Besi to Jagat: preparing large amounts of garlic
Timang Besi to Jagat: preparing large amounts of garlic
Timang Besi to Jagat: donkey vs. human
Timang Besi to Jagat: donkey vs. human
Timang Besi to Jagat
Timang Besi to Jagat
Timang Besi to Jagat
Timang Besi to Jagat
Timang Besi to Jagat: bridge plate
Timang Besi to Jagat: bridge plate
Timang Besi to Jagat
Timang Besi to Jagat
Timang Besi to Jagat
Timang Besi to Jagat
Timang Besi to Jagat: live pigs!
Timang Besi to Jagat: live pigs!
Tal: Maoists encounter below Tal
Tal: Maoists encounter below Tal
Tal: Maoists encounter below Tal
Tal: Maoists encounter below Tal
Timang Besi to Jagat
Timang Besi to Jagat
  • Nov 07, 2007
  • Jagat to Bumbuhle
Jagat: packing up camp in the morning
Jagat: packing up camp in the morning
Jagat to Bumbuhle: school children
Jagat to Bumbuhle: school children
Jagat to Bumbuhle: school children
Jagat to Bumbuhle: school children
Jagat to Bumbuhle
Jagat to Bumbuhle
Jagat to Bumbuhle: watching road construction on the opposite side of the valley
Jagat to Bumbuhle: watching road construction on the opposite side of the valley
Jagat to Bumbuhle: paddy fields
Jagat to Bumbuhle: paddy fields
Jagat to Bumbuhle
Jagat to Bumbuhle
Bumbuhle: our very last camp
Bumbuhle: our very last camp
Bumbuhle: our very last camp
Bumbuhle: our very last camp
Bumbuhle
Bumbuhle
Bumbuhle: preparing the last dinner of the trip
Bumbuhle: preparing the last dinner of the trip
Bumbuhle: preparing the last dinner of the trip
Bumbuhle: preparing the last dinner of the trip
Bumbuhle: Bhim serving soup
Bumbuhle: Bhim serving soup
Bumbuhle: strange alcoholic beverage for the porters
Bumbuhle: strange alcoholic beverage for the porters
Bumbuhle: porters at dinner
Bumbuhle: porters at dinner
Bumbuhle: porters at dinner
Bumbuhle: porters at dinner
Bumbuhle: drinking
Bumbuhle: drinking
Bumbuhle: dancing
Bumbuhle: dancing
Bumbuhle: preparing the tombola
Bumbuhle: preparing the tombola
  • Nov 09, 2007
  • Kathmandu
Kathmandu: budda statue at Swayambhunath
Kathmandu: budda statue at Swayambhunath
Kathmandu: fortune teller at Swayambhunath
Kathmandu: fortune teller at Swayambhunath
Kathmandu: monkeys at Swayambhunath
Kathmandu: monkeys at Swayambhunath
Kathmandu: monk in a temple at Swayambhunath
Kathmandu: monk in a temple at Swayambhunath
Kathmandu: Swayambhunath
Kathmandu: Swayambhunath
Kathmandu: Swayambhunath stupa
Kathmandu: Swayambhunath stupa
Kathmandu: Swayambhunath, piloce man feeding monkey
Kathmandu: Swayambhunath, piloce man feeding monkey
Kathmandu: Swayambhunath
Kathmandu: Swayambhunath
Kathmandu: Swayambhunath
Kathmandu: Swayambhunath
Kathmandu: smoldering garbage dump in the middle of Kathmandu
Kathmandu: smoldering garbage dump in the middle of Kathmandu
Kathmandu: Durbar Square
Kathmandu: Durbar Square
Kathmandu: Durbar Square
Kathmandu: Durbar Square
Kathmandu: Durbar Square
Kathmandu: Durbar Square
Kathmandu: Durbar Square
Kathmandu: Durbar Square
Kathmandu: Durbar Square
Kathmandu: Durbar Square
Kathmandu: Durbar Square
Kathmandu: Durbar Square
Kathmandu: Durbar Square
Kathmandu: Durbar Square
Kathmandu: Durbar Square
Kathmandu: Durbar Square
Kathmandu: Durbar Square
Kathmandu: Durbar Square
Kathmandu: Durbar Square
Kathmandu: Durbar Square
Kathmandu
Kathmandu
Kathmandu
Kathmandu
Kathmandu: very last dinner in a restaurant in Kathmandu
Kathmandu: very last dinner in a restaurant in Kathmandu
  • Nov 10, 2007
  • Mountain Flight to Mount Everest
  •    great views of Mount Everest (8848 m), Lhotse (8516 m), Makalu (8462 m), Cho Oyu (8188 m), ...
Kathmandu Airport: entering the Yeti Airlines plane
Kathmandu Airport: entering the Yeti Airlines plane
Mountain Flight to Everest Massif: above Kathmandu
Mountain Flight to Everest Massif: above Kathmandu
Mountain Flight to Everest Massif: Mount Everest (8848 m) and Lhotse (8516 m)
Mountain Flight to Everest Massif: Mount Everest (8848 m) and Lhotse (8516 m)
Mountain Flight to Everest Massif: Makalu (8462 m) on the left
Mountain Flight to Everest Massif: Makalu (8462 m) on the left
Mountain Flight to Everest Massif: Mount Everest (8848 m) and Lhotse (8516 m)
Mountain Flight to Everest Massif: Mount Everest (8848 m) and Lhotse (8516 m)
Mountain Flight to Everest Massif: Mount Everest (8848 m) and Lhotse (8516 m)
Mountain Flight to Everest Massif: Mount Everest (8848 m) and Lhotse (8516 m)
Mountain Flight to Everest Massif
Mountain Flight to Everest Massif
Mountain Flight to Everest Massif
Mountain Flight to Everest Massif
Mountain Flight to Everest Massif: Cho Oyu (8188 m) on the left
Mountain Flight to Everest Massif: Cho Oyu (8188 m) on the left
Mountain Flight to Everest Massif: Cho Oyu (8188 m) on the left
Mountain Flight to Everest Massif: Cho Oyu (8188 m) on the left
Mountain Flight to Everest Massif: Cho Oyu (8188 m) on the left
Mountain Flight to Everest Massif: Cho Oyu (8188 m) on the left