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Re-opening a new exploratory trekking route in Bhutan

In April 2023, I led some private clients on an expedition-first since the re-opening of the Kingdom of Bhutan. In fact, there is a good chance that we may have been the first ever group to set off on this historical route, since the Governor of Daga used to head this way on his way to Thimphu in days of yonder. Over 5 days, we ventured up through old-age forest and traversed mountains carpeted with rhododendrons, to cross the wild 4,400m Lawa Gu Pass, and descend into a high-altitude plateau, dotted with spectacular mountain lakes. It was an amazing adventure, but in truth, perhaps with a little too much forest for this particular mountain man.