Great Himalaya Trail Archive

Because I Can – Fastpacking to Everest Base Camp

I really loved my experience hiking through Nepal’s far east Kanchenjunga region with a group and guide(s). But after spending many weeks around people all the time, I was feeling ready for another solo adventure. More importantly, I was thirsting for a challenge that would involve trail running. I’d always said I had no interest in the Everest region, writing it off as “too touristy” …

The Five Treasures of the Great Snows – Part 1 of 2

The trekking adventures continue! I just returned from three wildly exciting weeks on trail, living among the giants. Kanchenjunga is the third highest mountain in the world topping out at 8586m. Its name means “The Five Treasures of the Great Snows”. This mountain can be accessed from both Nepal and India, as it’s right on Nepal’s eastern border with Sikkim. The collection of 5 peaks …

Wide Open Vistas

Today I had a really fun and interesting experience in Kathmandu. Seth Wolpin gave me the opportunity to actually see where donations to Wide Open Vistas go. First we visited the school where WOV is planning to build new bathrooms for the kids. After, we visited with a couple of girls who are being sponsored by WOV’s donors, which means their education is paid for, plus they …

Images from the Manaslu Circuit

Check out my album of images from the Manaslu Circuit on Facebook, here. Apologies for the poor quality/over exposure. I uploaded direct from camera to Facebook without any editing. ICYMI the blog post detailing my Manaslu adventure can be found right here: http://www.mchellemarie.com/manaslu-circuit-aka-landslideland/ ALSO: stay updated on current Manaslu trail conditions on this website. In the past few days I’ve heard that locals are working hard …