2002  Flight from Kathmandu to Lhasa. Samye and Mindroling in the Yarlung Tsampo valley. Lhasa: the Potala, Jokhang, Ganden and Drepung. Drive to Gyangtse and Shigatse. Drive to Tingre; down the Friendship Highway back to Kathmandu. Bhaktapur, Bodnath and the Kathmandu valley.

INTRODUCTION & INDEX        DIARY              PHOTOS                         

2006  Train from Delhi to Kalka via Chandigarh; toy train to Simla. Drive to Manali then over the Rohtung La and Kunzum La to Kaza. Ki festival rehearsals. Day walks in Spiti: Kibber, Langtza, Comic, Lalung, Dhankar, Tabo. Trek from Mud over the Bhabha La to Kinnaur. Kalpa, Rekong Peo, the Chitkul valley, drive back to Simla. Drive to Delhi.

INTRODUCTION & INDEX        DIARY              PHOTOS

2007  Delhi, fly to Leh. Leh valley. 800th year celebrations at Shey gompa. Tak tok festival. Trek from Gya Lhato via Nimaling, over the Zarlung Karpo La into Rupshu, over the Yar La to Sangtha. Drive back to Leh. Phyang gompa, Likir gompa and Basgo. Dalai Lama leaves Leh. Fly Delhi.   

DIARY AND PHOTOS  

2007  Fly Delhi to Jodhpur. Time in the old blue city of Jodhpur. Mehrangharh Fort. Bishnoi villages. Fly Delhi.


PHOTOS

JODHPUR
OLD BLUE TOWN & BISHNOI VILLAGES

RAJASTHAN
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Himalaya

Diaries

Diaries, photos and reflections of treks and travels, mostly in the Buddhist Himalaya of India, Nepal and Tibet. A record of our particular journeys but also intended as a useful guide to places less mentioned in the travel books.   LATEST PAGES: KAILASH, WESTERN TIBET


Written by Peter Bennion    Mail: peterbennion@mac.com

    



2008 Delhi, fly to Leh. Leh valley. Stok and Matho. Drive to Sumdo near Lamayuru. 11 day trek through Zanskar villages and passes to Karsha near Padum. Karsha festival rehearsals. Drive Rangdum. Drive Mulbekh. Drive Leh. Fly Delhi.   


INTRODUCTION & INDEX      DIARY SUMMARY

2004  Delhi, fly to Leh. Leh valley. Trek Lamayuru to Chilling. Phyang festival. Trek Likir to Rizong to Temisgram. Alchi. Fly Delhi.


  

SUMMARY PHOTOS ONLY, DIARY LATER

LADAKH

LAMAYURU TO CHILLING
LIKIR TO TEMISGRAMPhotos_Ladakh_2004_-_Lamayuru_to_Chilling.html

2010  Marrakech, trek through Ourika valley from Setti Fatma to Oukaimeden, then to Neltner Hut at Mt Toubkal base camp.

Ascent of Ras and Toubkal, return to Imlil and Marrakech.

Ouirgane.

INTRODUCTION & INDEX        DIARY AND PHOTOS                                       

SPITI & KINNAUR

THE BHABHA LASpiti_to_Kinnaur_2006__the_Bhabha_La.html
TIBET & NEPAL Tibet_2002.html
LADAKH

ACROSS KARNAKLadakh_2007__across_Karnak.html
MOROCCO

HIGH ATLAS & MT TOUBKALMorocco_2010__Mt_Toubkal.html
LADAKH ZANSKAR
 LAMAYURU TO PADUMLadakh_2008__Zanskar_-_Lamayuru_to_Padum.html

2012 Delhi, fly to Leh. Leh valley. Drive to Kargin seeing Dalai Lama en route. Rangdum. Around Padum. Trek across Zanskar from Zangla to Kanji.   Aryan villages of Dha Hanu. Leh festival.


PHOTOS

LADAKH ZANSKAR
 ZANGLA TO
KANJIPhotos_Zanskar_2012_-_Summary.html

2010 Delhi, fly to Leh. Cloudburst and mudlsides in Leh, all plans disrupted. Nubra. Trek from Zinchen over the Stok La and south to Shang Sumdo. Pangong Tso.

    


INTRODUCTION & INDEX      DIARY SUMMARY

LADAKH

NUBRA

STOK RANGE

PANGONG TSO

2004  The villages of Shekawati. Photos only.       

                                       

SHEKAWATI

(RAJASTHAN)Shekawati.html

2012  Penang Island, Malaysia, mostly in Georgetown. Photos only.


PHOTOS

PENANG
GEORGETOWN                       PENANG.html

2012 Delhi is often overlooked. The people of Delhi are quick witted and funny and once you accept that it’s overpriced, there are some good things to see and experience.


PHOTOS

DELHI
Delhi.html

2011 Kerala: Cochin, Alleppy backwaters and Munnar.

Hyderabad.

PHOTOS                                       

COCHIN
KERALA


 & HYDERABADKERALA.html

2008  Luang Prabhang. Bangkok.


PHOTOS

LAOS
& BANGKOK                       LAOS.html

2013  Kathmandu. Flight to Pokhara and Jomson. Trek from Kagbeni to Lo Montang,

Luri Gompa and return to Kagbeni. Drive Jomson to  Pokhara, flight to Kathmandu.

Kathmandu and Patan.

INTRODUCTION, DIARY AND PHOTOS


MUSTANG
NEPALNepal__Mustang_0__Summary_and_Index.html