Traverse of Central and Eastern Nepal (2011)

Leg 10: From Keronja to Shyabru Besi (March 30 - April 3)

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From Keronja we climbed to and followed a series of steep ridges to eventually reach Tham Bhanjyang pass (~3200 m). We hiked down from this pass to the village of Lapagaun. We then trekked through the villages of Borang, Sertung, and Tiplingaun, before crossing Pansang, Khurpudanpa, and Ronga Bhanjyang passes, and hiking down to the small town of Shyabru Besi on Bhote Koshi (river). Although we never went to high elevation (the highest point was Pansang pass at 3850m), this itinerary across Ganesh Himal has many steep ups and downs. The region feels quite remote. We met no other trekkers or climbers, except a team of American doctors from Himalayan HealthCare, Inc., which were offering free medical assistance in several villages.

 

Blooming rhododendron above Keronja

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Steep ridges between Keronja and Tham Bhanjyang pass

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First snowfall near Tham Bhanjyang pass

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Approaching the village of Lapagaun

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View Ganesh II peak (Lapsang Karpo) before reaching the village of Borang

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In the village of Borang (note the nicely paved street)

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Village of Borang

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Woman and son before reaching the village of Sertung

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Entrance of the village of Sertung

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Small village of Kamigaun between Sertung and Tiplingaun

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Another peak of Ganesh Himal (V?)

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Approaching Pansang pass

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View (from Mailung Khola) toward Paldor peak

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Women near Gatlang

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Bus ascending the dust road from Shyabru Besi to Ronga Bhanjyang pass

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