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Mustang – Part 2 – Route of Khampas

“A land of little and a route of much” is how I often view this present journey and it is how I’ve viewed many of Himalayan trade routes I’ve travelled. Our present route here in Mustang has taken us past an … Continue reading

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Mustang’s Eastern Trade Route

Trade routes (still) offer up hints and teasers about how lands evolved and functioned. Everything from DNA to luxuries and tid-bits from the past travelled and each shipment and caravan needed the guardians, the traders and the willful to ensure … Continue reading

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Darjeeling Chronicles (2 of 2) – Jungpana

It is a day of rest for the workers with only a few finishing up with a newly finished late harvest offering. The nearby high Mahalderam estate makes up the famed ‘quad’ of formidable tea providers joining Goomtee, Jungpana, and Muscatel in this valley of the leaf. Continue reading

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Tribute Photos to a Year of Tea and Mountains – 3

Mountains and Tea and their people and spaces Continue reading

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Glacier Melt – Nomad Streams

Exploring water and glaciers in the Himalayas Continue reading

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The Himalayas Matter – Portraits from the Heights

Portraits from the Himalayas Continue reading

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The Tea Horse Road Expedition – 8 Years’ On…

A tribute to the Tea Horse Road expedition and its participants 8 years on Continue reading

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Financial Times reviews our JalamTeas’ Tea of the Month Club…and loves it

  Financial Times reviews (after significant sipping) our JalamTeas’ Tea of the Month Club offerings…and loves them. Sampling our rare Purple Leaf and the vibrant Bada Mountain Unfermented Puerh, the writer mentions that , “…the tea’s backstory was every bit … Continue reading

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Expedition Final: An End With Warmth

It is northwards into Central Asia and the old kingdoms of Turkestan that beckon but borders now are things of great sensitivity and we are heading south again. We’ve headed as far north as we will be permitted to go. … Continue reading

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Expedition Update: The Glacier’s Breath

Karma has gotten into the habit of preparing popcorn for us at night. We’re not sure when it began but it is welcome and it always comes as an ‘appetizer’. He has (as all characters in life do) begun revealing … Continue reading

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