The edited video summary of the trek.
Gautier and Laren before her return to Europe
Lalu provides pre-trek tikkas
Leaving Kathmandu for Arughat
Dust mask is a necessary accessory with all of the soot and smells.
Our driver skillfully led us through the challenging conditions
We managed to sneak around this high-centered truck.
Typical bus, overloaded and ill-maintained. It's amazing more passengers don't bounce off or get knocked off by low-lying branches.
A view up the Budhi Gandaki River, which we would follow to its source on the flanks of Manaslu.
At road's end, Arughat Bazar, preparing to take our first steps of the journey.
The basic teahouse where we spent our first night.
The high humidity causes a white haze to drape over the green hills.
One of dozens of suspension bridges we crossed.
An ingenious toy.
Something about religions and hats. They all seem to know how to accessorize well.
Gautier and Jai heading upriver.
A section of trail hacked into the cliff.
A mule train crosses a long bridge.
I found my Choquequirao receipt in my backpack and left it as a souvenir in this teahouse window.
Contemplating the trail ahead.