Dispatch #4: Change in Upper Mustang

A few days ago we met Tenjin Thakuri, a local lodge owner from the oldest lodge in Kagbeni, the Red House Lodge, at the lower end of Upper Mustang. We asked him about the changes in his home region and how the new road affects his life. Watch this year’s last video dispatch to find out his point of view on a matter that is relevant to all of rural Nepal.

Episode #7

Hannes and Nils are on their way back to Kathmandu. During their descent they again become witnesses of the rapid changes in the region, and it’s not hard to tell that tourism is one of the main drivers behind these changes. Watch the video…

Episode #6

In Trail of Change Episode #6 Hannes talks about the changing weather at Manaslu and what it means for his attempt to climb further up the mountain. Meanwhile the Austrians decide to go for a first serious push for the summit. Watch the video…

Episode #5

Coming to you live from an office with a view at the base camp of Manaslu at 4930m: Episode #4. This time Hannes tells you about the ongoing construction of guest houses and lodges along Manaslu Circuit as well as his ambitions of climbing Manaslu, the world’s eighth highest peak.

Episode #4

After being stuck in fog for a couple of days, the sky finally cleared during our last night above 5000m and gave us the most beautiful morning so far. Temperatures went below zero for the first time, announcing Nepal’s fantastic autumn with its magnificient views above the clouds. Watch the video…

Episode #3

We reached the Tibetan part of Nepal and set up camp below the abandonded village Naguru (4418m). While Hannes and Lars got up early to beat the clouds to be able to scout potential routes for two unnanmed 6000ers, Nils and Fabian climbed a nearby ridge to upload Trail of Change’s episode #3. Watch the video…

Episode #2

After setting up camp for the first time, rest day means small acclimatisation hikes for Hannes, Lars and Patty, interviewing locals about how tourism affects the yak economy for Jonas, and uploading episode #1 of the Trail of Change project for Nils and Fabian. Watch the video…

Episode 1 – Packing for Trekking

Six duffle bags, four expedition boxes, four tripods, a camera crane and six guys with a thrill of anticipation for the upcoming expedition are ready to go. Everything’s well packed and weighed. Kathmandu is waiting. Next time you’ll hear from us will be from Nepalese Himalaya. Watch the video…