Viewing Post for: Bhutan, Land of the Thunder Dragon 2014

Date: Friday, October 3
Location: 13,200 feet. Jomalahari Base Camp

5 hours walking. Windy, 50 degrees daytime.

Sitting here beneath a bunch of yaks writing this. All are good. A few with some queasy stomachs from altitude. As you can see from the picture of Jomalahari, we are way into the Himalaya Mountains. It was amazing to wake up and see this giant glacier covered mt, over 12,000 feet above us. During the day it disappears in the clouds. We passed beyond the trees today. The mountains are covered with fall colors. The drama of the trek is increasing as it is colder, winder, and the mountains are so exposed here.

We are at the last outpost of civilization. Here are nomadic yak herders. Soon these mountains will fill with snow and they will be cut off from the outside world for months. Life here for them has not changed much over the years.

Messages for this post

For: Barb

Missing you! Have fun! Beth, from rainy NYC

Beth - 10/4/2014

For: Rick and Marcia

Hey you guys!!!! Just got home from Regina! Wish I (Lisa) was there with you. Lori says she dreamed you were riding on a red carpet to the top of a snow-capped mountain. Celebrating with Father Jim for his 40th Ordination.

Lisa and Lori - 10/4/2014

For: Amy & Jeff

Hi mom and dad! Following your progress up the hill. Hope everyone is feeling well and hope you are enjoying what looks like a fantastic experience!! Love & miss you, Becca

Becca - 10/4/2014

For: Barbara

Keep going strong, Mom! Thinking of you all the time!

Katie - 10/4/2014

For: hedda

hi pet a yak for me enjoy tarec

amy&jeff - 10/4/2014

For: Barb

Wow what an amazing trip. You need to feel proud about this one. I'd never last lol. Have an awesome time.

Deb - 10/4/2014

For: Rick and Marcia

Pictures look great wish i was there.Sounds and looks like a great trip.Be safe fun seems to be all around you guys.have a ginger tea for me.

Daddeo - 10/4/2014

For: Barb

Hope you are having fun! Enjoying reading the updates :)

Michele - 10/3/2014

For: dan

weather is good. everything is OK here. have fun

joane - 10/3/2014

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