The Indian Himalayas: Sham Valley Trek

Whenever I get the chance to explore on my own, I always find myself saying YES to it before I even get there.  On the first leg of my journey in India's Himalayan region of Ladakh and Leh, I knew ahead of time that I was going to spend almost two weeks exploring the scenery around Leh by myself. 

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Frog Lake Photo Gallery

As a training hike for the 18 mile Pilgrimage hike that I did with May in China, we hiked to Frog Lake in Yading. It was the peak season for autumn colors so we indulged in the colorful scenery.

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Trekking in Zhangjiajie (Avatar Mountains)

After Mongolia, the next leg was a solo trip to China.  My very first entry to China was through the Hunan Province.  As it turns out it, if you’re new to China, Hunan will shock you because it is far from the notion of a foreigner mecca in terms of tourism.

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