Bhutan Trek 2019 – Day 3 to Jangothang

Hello Everyone,

Surprised to have service today, so that means I can send a few photos along. The last two days have been excellent! Yesterday is in my opinion one of the tougher hikes of the trip. The terrain can be a bit tricky to navigate. It’s a long trail, generally muddy, in the forest, and is next to the Paro River which means we are continually climbing up and then back down over muddy River rocks. That being said, it was still a great hike, we had great weather with just a little rain in the afternoon. The team is doing very well and staying strong. Today was a much easier hike, ascending a bit, but much easier terrain and trail as we are now mostly above tree line. When we woke this morning we had an excellent view of Mt Jumolhari with perfect blue skies. After breakfast we got on the trail and meandered through the valley up above many of the tributaries of the Paro River. We are now at camp relaxing with some afternoon tea and will be here for two nights. We are now at about 13,400ft so will spend two nights to acclimatize to our new high elevation. Everyone says hello to friends and family following along back home.

Ben Jones


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