Our expedition ends and the Himalayas continue to change

The day before yesterday we found our way out of Mustang, which marked the end of this year’s Trail of Change expedition. We have around 25 days of trekking behind us and we are looking forward to enjoying the more comfortable parts of life again. Read more…

Down in the dust

The focus rings of our camera lenses are scratching like a late 80s Hip Hop DJ. As already mentioned we did not make it much further north than Tsarang, the former capital of Lho (Upper Mustang). Around Tsarang we focused on shooting and photographing products of our partners. For that we built up a campsite where our big Base Camp tent was almost blown away by heavy winds.  Read more…

Dispatch #3: Entering the Kingdom of Upper Mustang

Mystic Mustang is calling. Check out our latest video of our trek into this ancient kingdom. We are thankful for being here, it is an incomparable feeling of peace. Enjoy!

Men in mystic medieval mountains

29°north. This time we won’t get any closer to the Tibetan boarder. Tsarang, a magic village, the former capital and residence of the Raja of Lho. A medieval place. A magic spirit is ruling over the village in this dried out canyon. The orange, white and red monastery and its old palace fit perfectly into the astonishing landscape. Read more…

Rock bottom and back

To be honest, the last days sucked. Can you imagine planning for a mountaineering expedition, dreaming of a bright snowy landscape, camplife, only you and your buddies, and then suddenly your plans have to change altogether? Read more…

Into the former Kingdom of Upper Mustang

While there’s little new snow on the ridges, we observe fast moving high altitude clouds and strong winds in the summit regions.
This definitely confirms our decision to not force an ascent into the Hidden Valley as being a good call. Read more…

BREAKING NEWS: Weather conditions change itinerary

Jomsom is the local logistic center in the Upper Takh Khola (Kali Gandaki Valley). It has a small airport and most of the trekkers fly from here back down to Kathmandu or Pokhara.

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Episode #2

Our second video dispatch deals with the question if the road is a problem for the people in the upper Marsyangdi valley. After crossing Thorung La (5414m), the team is excited to see what the next part of the expedition has in store for them.

Crossing the Pass

The first ones on top and the last ones who left. Yesterday we succesfully crossed the Thorung La. A Story about cold fingers and speed records…
When we arrived on Sunday in Thorung Phedi High Camp (4850m) we had two very short treks but a lot of altitude gain behind us. Read more…

Snow, altitude and progress

We are on the way up. Friday was spent working and doing a nice 6h acclimatisation climb from Manang (3550m) up a crumbling moraine ridge to a snowy plateau at around 4200m.

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