Day 4, Thursday 18-OCT, Jimilang Tsho -> Simkotra Tsho (4110m) (cont.)
DP_20071018_103148.jpg: A small make-shift altar at the Jimilang Lake. Ratnar had brought three butter lamps specifically to be placed here. He had lighted them earlier before we started walking. But unfortunately they had been blewn out by the wind when we now passed by. See them burning here again after being lighted once more. They must have continued to burn for the next three days: Everything was perfect now, weather, food, health, trek… Continue reading Druk Path Trek (II) High Mountain Cuisine
Am I glad that I did the trip! Remember? Many people told me I had to go there, but I had considered skipping it as I thought I had seen enough mountains and rice paddies already. Seeing then that tours to Sapa can be easily booked as group tours through basically any agency and guest house here in Hanoi I opted for a two day/three night version: First night on the night train to Sapa, then one day of hiking there with a tour guide, doing “homestay” for the second night (which means to stay with a local farmer in one of the minority villages), another shorter day of hiking, and the third night back on the night train to Hanoi.
Rice paddies here look like rice paddies in China, no news. But the muddy walking trails were an entirely new experience as was the encounter with the minority people. Not because of their appearance or traditions, but because of their insisting way of persuing their “business”. We’ll come back to that… Continue reading Sapa – Rice Paddies and Minorities
EMei Shan (峨眉山)
11 hours hiking, incl. 1 hour lunch break, 25km distance only, but 2.500m altitude difference, netto…with all the ups and downs we probably did 3000m up. In one day, which was yesterday (12-JUN-2007). It is doable given the steep stairways on EMei Shan. It is no fun on the way, partly due to these very stairways. It is one of you best possible experiences after you reach your destination: Golden Summit. Continue reading EMeiShan – There are 5 Million stairs…
A few weeks ago already colleague organized a hiking tour in the famous Yellow Mountains. It was 2 days of hiking with the night camping in tents somewhere inbetween. So although it was not a long treck (at least compared to other hiking tours I’ve done like Monte Rosa or Kilimanjaro 😉 ) we still had to carry quite a lot of stuff. Continue reading Hiking in Yellow Mountains (黄山)
Hier meine Ausrüstungsliste für Tansania. Die Dinge, die ich extra für diese Tour besorgt habe, habe ich mit ihren Kosten eingetragen. Den Rest hatte ich schon da.
Continue reading Tansania 2004: Ausrüstungsliste
KB2/024: Von Freitag bis Sonntag abend haben wir uns hauptsächlich im Hotel Springlands aufgehalten…
Gerd2/029: und die Tage mit faulenzen und essen verbracht. (Birger, Pino, Matthias)
Continue reading Tansania 2004,11. bis 13. Tag: Hotel und Moshi
Gerd2/015: Abmarsch morgens 7 Uhr von Mweka Camp, unsere Zelte sind schon wech (Birger, Pino, Torsten)
Continue reading Tansania 2004,10. Tag: Abstieg zum Mweka Gate
APS3/012: Um Mitternacht ist’s auch am Kilimanjaro dunkel. (Pino, Gerd, Matthias)
APS3/013: Sechs Stunden später war ich schon oben. Juhu. (Birger)
Continue reading Tansania 2004, 9. Tag: Kilimanjaro (Uhuru Peak, 5895m)
APS3/005: Barranco Wall: Wenn man genau hinschaut, sieht man eine kleine Kette menschlicher Ameisen, welche sich durch diese 500m hohe Wand hindurchschlängelt.
APS3/006: Aber eigentlich war diese Wand eine nette Abwechslung und für einen trittsicheren Wanderer ein echtes Vergnügen.
Continue reading Tansania 2004, 8. Tag: Aufstieg zum Barafu Camp