Hiking from the sub-tropics to the world's highest pass, 5416 meters (17,769 feet) above sea level.
Got our trekking permits!
First aid kit.
Starting our trek at Besi Sahar.
Day 1's sleeping arrangements were rustic.
Looking ahead to adventure.
The river valley.
Time for a short break.
The staircase leading up to one of many villages along the way.
This being spring, huge waterfalls were everywhere.
Many groups used porters to haul their gear.
These guys carried 30+ KGs with straps around their foreheads. They rarely, if ever, used a waist belt.
We were told that Jagat had some hot springs.
The hot springs existed, but the pool was empty. After half an hour using three hoses, it was ankle deep. Good enough.
Waterfalls coming into our valley.
The chickens all bobbed their heads simultaneously as this truck passed.