River Crossing on the Dolpo Trek. Photo by Lobsang Sherpa.
We'll be heading to the Dolpo Region in Nepal soon, and want to let you know how to follow our progress. There is far less connectivity on this trip than usual. Updates will be given via satellite phone to International Mountain Guides HQ, which will post updates on their blog. The IMG blog is linked to their Facebook page, so if you follow them you will see links to the blog. The Facebook page for the Kalākora Gallery will also link to their posts from time to time.
During many trips to Nepal and Tibet, I've ardently kept my eyes and ears open for new regions to explore and photograph. For me the cultural and aesthetic experience of travel is equally important to the cleansing experience of an ambitious journey, and Dolpo fits the bill perfectly. Our good friend Lobsang Sherpa who was the sirdar for Dr. Rodney Jackson's Snow Leopard collaring project during 1981-85 (See National Geographic June 1986) is trekking in ahead of us to get things ready for the group. I am especially enthusiastic about the opportunity to create images for the Kalakora Gallery in such an extraordinary area. This trek is as much a cultural journey as it is an adventure.