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26 Apr 14, Gokyo Lakes (4790), Dudh Pokhari (Third Lake)

Every day has brought new views on this trek, but this is our first real exposure to Himalayan lakes. Gokyo is stunning – windy and the clouds rolled in quickly, but we couldn’t bring ourselves to stay inside. Instead, we meandered along the base of Gokyo Ri until we reached the far side of the lake. Continue reading

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25 Apr 14, Tashi Delek Lodge, Dragnag (4700m): Over the Cho La Pass (5330m)

“Well, at least I’m not coughing up blood!”

So maybe this hasn’t been my best day on the trail. In fact, this was by far the toughest day of the trek for me. The first inauspicious sign of the day was waking up with my throat so sore it would hardly open and I could barely speak. Continue reading

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