Climb from 1500m to 2600m

Up early on Jan 24, experimenting with the new camera: Canon 60D. Busting out the old lenses and making some photographs of people on the streets in Sheparubesi. 

Men in Sheprubesi

Woman and child in Sheparubesi


Leaving the paved world for a few weeks, we set out on foot and crossed two rivers on metal-cabled suspension bridges. The day's route would take us up canyon from 1400m to 2600m over about 13km of trail. Peering around the corner of this valley I was thinking to myself: A) we are unlikely to get lost and B) I'm excited to see these big mountains up close and personal. 

Woman and child in Sheparubesi


Leaving the paved world for a few weeks, we set out on foot and crossed two rivers on metal-cabled suspension bridges. The day's route would take us up canyon from 1400m to 2600m over about 13km of trail. Peering around the corner of this valley I was thinking to myself: A) we are unlikely to get lost and B) I'm excited to see these big mountains up close and personal. 

Glimpse of Mountains

Trail, Oaks, Sun


Mostly we hiked on the south side of the river heading east which meant most of the day we were in the shade. Looking across to the northern side of the river which had sun on it's southern-facing slopes. Made for some dramatic light.  

Branches in silhouette

Cross Canyon


Eventually we crossed the river (into the sun) before stopping to sleep at a nice guest house in Remche at an elevation of 2600m. Although we had originally planned on continuing to Lama Hotel, we were happy to stop early, grab a solar-water-heater shower and get to bed early. Looking back, this was the hardest day on trail for me. This also began our cycle of avoiding the common places to sleep along the trail. Later on, I realized it was more enjoyable to avoid the major stopping points and instead stay in the smaller villages. 

Langtang Khola in the afternoon light


Temperatures were beginning to decline as we gained altitude. We ate big plates of Dal Bhat and fell asleep. Glad to be out on the trail. 


 

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