Archive for the "Bhutan" category

The Snowman Trek ~ Long-awaited Video

by Beth Whitman (September 9th, 2015)

This has been a long time in coming but, finally, here’s the big unveil of the Snowman Trek video from our time in Bhutan last year… Huge thanks to our sponsors, Expedia and XShot, for making the journey and video possible. Big kudos to Chris Staudinger for doing an excellent job on editing this amazing […]

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Bhutan Yoga Tour for Women Announced

by Beth Whitman (May 12th, 2015)

I first went to Bhutan in 2008. AND I first led a tour when I went to Bhutan in 2008. It seems crazy now, diving into a destination and (what I didn’t know at the time) diving into a what would become a new business all because of that trip. But that tour hooked me […]

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XShot Pics on the Snowman Trek

by Beth Whitman (January 9th, 2015)

You might have missed my series of Snowman Selfies I took with my XShot camera extender if we’re not Facebook friends (and if not, why not?). Here’s the abbreviated version of photos from our 25-day trek: Day 1. Boy, I look happy! It was a warm, sunny day when we headed out. Behind me are […]

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Eagle Creek No Matter What Flashpoint Duffel ~ WanderGear Wednesday

by Beth Whitman (December 17th, 2014)

There are a lot of things that make trekking in Bhutan quite different than trekking in other countries such as nearby Nepal. In Nepal, for example, your gear is carried by porters which means you need a pack that can be carried on your (well, your Sherpa’s) back. In Bhutan, your gear gets packed up […]

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What We Ate During the Snowman Trek

by Beth Whitman (December 16th, 2014)

I’ve been getting asked a lot about what we ate during the Snowman Trek. Before we left for Bhutan, we talked to a lot of people and read many articles about how to best stay nourished during a 25-day trek at altitude. Trekking aside, the Bhutanese don’t exactly have access to a wide array of […]

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Snowman Trek: Mountain Photos

by Beth Whitman (December 1st, 2014)

The Snowman Trek is a 25 day journey that’s 220 miles long through Bhutan’s Himalayas. With that much time spent hiking that covers that much distance, it was inevitable there’d be countless opportunities to experience jaw-dropping beauty. Though the first week of our trek brought rain, the weather improved considerably over time and altitude. That […]

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Snowman Trek Time

by Beth Whitman (September 16th, 2014)

It’s been a long time in the making (more than a year), but it’s finally time for the Snowman Trek. If you’re just now dropping in, the Snowman Trek is a 25-day, 220-mile trek across the Himalayas in Bhutan. We’ll be as high as 18,200 feet and will be hiking over about 11 passes, many […]

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Countdown to the Snowman Trek

by Beth Whitman (August 31st, 2014)

We depart in 10 days for Bangkok and then onward to Bhutan for the Snowman Trek. Since Jon and I are both going, the house is filled with piles of clothes, gear and food that, hopefully, will fit into four pieces of luggage between the two of us. (Yes, I’m breaking my carry-on bag-only rule […]

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Prepping for the Snowman Trek

by Beth Whitman (July 28th, 2014)

Hopefully by now you know I’m leaving for Bhutan in September to do the Snowman Trek. In brief, the Snowman Trek is a 220 mile, 25-day hike in the Himalayas. At times we’ll be at over 18,000 feet and, during the trek, we’ll be going over numerous passes above 16,000 feet. It’s said that more […]

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Bhutan. Haven’t Been? Allow Me to Entice You…

by Beth Whitman (February 21st, 2014)

It’s kinda hard to go to the Land of Gross National Happiness and not have a good time. The people are kind, humorous, generous and steeped in ancient traditions and culture. Interestingly enough, there are usually lots of tears, too, (good ones, of course) because there’s something about the purity of Bhutan that makes one […]

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