Kangchenjunga sunrise

Sunrise on the north face of Kangchenjunga — October 24, 2009

From October 3 to November 26, 2009 I visited Nepal for the second time, first trekking toKangchenjunga, the third highest mountainin the world, located on the borders of Nepal and India.

In November, I trekked the Annapurna Circuit:

The trek was put together by Canadian Himalayan Expeditionsout of Toronto. Local guides and staff provided by Overseas Adventure Trekking(OAT) based in Kathmandu, Nepal. My utmost thanks to Michael, Joe and Chris atCHE and to Bhola, Hosta, Ganesh, Prakesh and BhaiKaji at OAT for an outstanding and most memorable adventure.

Day #DateDescriptionElevation Changes
1-3 Oct 1-3Regina to Kathmandu577 m → 1400 m
4-5 Oct 4-5Kathmandu 
6-31Oct 6-31Kangchenjunga trekmax. ~5,100 metres (16,730')
32-34Nov 1-3 Kathmandu 
35-41Nov 4-10Annapurna Circuit 
42-45Nov 11-14 Pisang Peak climbmax. ~4,900 metres
46-47Nov 15-16Annapurna Circuit 
48Nov 17Thorong La 4833 m → 5416 m → 3700 m
15,855' → 17,769' → 12,140'
49-52Nov 18-21Annapurna Circuit 
53-55Nov 22-24Pokhara 
56 Nov 25Kathmandu 
57-58Nov 26-27Kathmandu to Regina 

I have about 1400 photographs and several movies taken with myCanon EOS Rebel T1i. The original images from the camera average 5-6 MB —I used Canon's Digital Photo Professional 3.6 to reduce the size to a fewhundred K for easy downloading off my website.

What's New?

March 26, 2011
Added Kangchenjunga sunrise photo and Home link
December 2, 2009
Added Pisang Peak details.
November 30, 2009
Created home page. Added Thorong La details.

Revised: Mar 26, 2011