Above 3900m || Lantang Trek || (Video, Timelapse, Panoramas)

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Caveman @cave-manSeptember 2018 · 5 min read

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We finally reached our final stop i.e. Kyanjing Gompa(3900m) and we were still uncertain of the weather. It was a hard time trekking due to unexpected monsoon, landslides and leeches along the way. But when we finally reached the destination, it was totally worth the risk. And this post is all about how it was worth the risk.

So fasten your seat-belts for the most memorable post that you might ever see. Your will get to see everything that i did above 3900m and i will ask you all to hold your tears(I couldn't actually!).

It was a hard and a rainy the day before(Check out my post worth it) and we had no hopes for this day as well. So we had already made a decision that we wouldn't trek higher to Kyanjing Ri(4300m).

But we woke up to a surprise. The weather was all clear when it mattered the most. So we decided to a further trek. And it was the most memorable day we ever had.


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Early morning from our hotel room


There were mountains all around us and we all started jumping and shouting. So i took some early morning photographs and they came out so good and so colorful.


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Just outside the hotel


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Behind the Hotel


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Mountains were starting to show up everywhere and we were greeted by amazing colors


Then it started becoming brighter and i started taking panoramas and what not. The wonderful village of Kyanjing Gompa, which was all dark and gloomy when we arrived the day before, was now the most beautiful village i had ever seen.

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The view was even more amazing.


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The same view with our hotel in the foreground


Then i decided for a wide angle panorama shoot to show the entire village and the mountains surrounding them and this is how it came out.


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Then we started planning for our trek that day and decided that we would reach upto Kyanjing Ri( 4300m) and then end our trek. We asked locals about the route and about time, packed some water bottles and snacks and left for the ascend. And yes, we had our breakfasts too. We were told it would take us about 2hrs for an ascend of 400m i.e. ( 4300m -3900m)

After a small ascend, we got to see the entire village of Kyanjing Gompa and those shiny blue roofs. The village is popular for yak farming and you can get local yak cheese here.


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The beautiful village at 3900m was now looking so small.


Then we started seeing clouds moving so fast but we were told not to worry because the weather still looked fine. Also, we started seeing clear view of the mountains. Breathing was becoming faster now that we started gaining altitude but the soothing view all around helped us forget that.


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Baden Powel Peak


Now it was the steepest part to the top and we started taking breaks every 5 minutes for acclimatization. The village was now very very tiny.


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The tiny village from almost the top


Then, within no time, we reached the top and it was a wonderful moment. It took us only about 1.30 hrs to reach the top and it was an achievement for us. It was my third time above 4000m and fourth above 3900m and maybe i was now more habituated to the height than ever.

We started shooting time-lapses and videos. I had my phone setup for time-lapse(Checkout this video for amazing timelapse view)



and i have also a gif ready for you guys below.


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I would recommend GIF to load once and then you see it for smooth intended view


We were now on the lower peak of Kyanjing Ri(4300m) and the higher peak(4773m) was clear but we decided not to go there as we were told the view was similar and the trail was even more risky due to landslides.


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Kyanjing Ri Higher Peak(4773m). Also the langtang glacier is visible on top-left


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The lantang glacier


When there is sufficient sunlight, the glacier breaks down for an avalanche but we didn't get to see that. Also we could now see one of the sources of river origin and what looked like a lake on the mountain base.


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The source of lantang river


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Rivers originating from mountains


We were already late now and so, we took one last view of the village before we decided for our way down.


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One last view


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I also took one last panorama shot of the mountains


After about 30 minutes, we descended our entire ascend and we were back to the village at 3900m and it ended up being the most memorable day of our trek.


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As always i would like to hear your response. This time i would like to know if you are adventurous or not and would love to hear your similar experiences.


All videos, timelapse and photos created by @cave-man using Canon 200D and Xiaomi Redmi Smartphone


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tow-heed
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Roxy-cat @roxy-catSeptember 2018

One of your best posts. Great job! The photos are amazing and it's a good thing you shared them with us.
Regarding your question...I'm the adventurous type since I speak to you. 😛


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cave-man
Caveman @cave-manSeptember 2018

Did you check out the timelapses as well? Don't miss them.
Almost took me 3hrs for a complete post. I am very happy that you reblogged. You are awesome.
I know you are adventurous type but right now limited by your lovely children. We will travel the world someday. Don't you worry.


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Roxy-cat @roxy-catSeptember 2018

I've read and seen the entire post. I usually read what I'm resteeming. You are nice but I will still check your posts before upvoting and resteeming. 🤓
These were three hours very well spent.

And stop repeating the obvious...Of course I'm awesome. 😂


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cave-man
Caveman @cave-manSeptember 2018

I know you do. But sometimes you have me worrying when you don't put on your glasses lol


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roxy-cat
Roxy-cat @roxy-catSeptember 2018

I've learned my lessons. With you I must wear glasses all the time. We cannot have you worried, can we? 😂


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Roxy-cat @roxy-catSeptember 2018

I've just noticed you edited your post. What a wonderful surprise...us travelling the world. I guess the only things left for me to do are to raise my kids and wait for you to make the first million steem. 😂


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cave-man
Caveman @cave-manSeptember 2018

I used the travelfeed tag without knowing and its like the best mistake i have made in days. Love to know that there is a great project like this on steem.
Thank you so much for the support.


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That's great! We loved your mistake!


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I am speechless! Fantastic stuff! Upvoted and resteemed!


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cave-man
Caveman @cave-manSeptember 2018

Exactly what i wanted to hear. Thank you so much for the support.


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haikubot
haikubot @haikubotSeptember 2018

Exactly what i
Wanted to hear. Thank you so
Much for the support.

                 - cave-man


I'm a bot. I detect haiku.


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You welcome!


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really good!!!!Upvoted and resteemed too ;)


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cave-man
Caveman @cave-manSeptember 2018

thank you @fotogruppemunich. Glad that you liked it.
Your low light timelapse was inspiring.


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Awesome pictures! And what a stunning view!


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cave-man
Caveman @cave-manSeptember 2018

thank you for the support. Means a lot.


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gibic
Gin Seladipura @gibicSeptember 2018

Amazing post, dude! Cool timelapse, great photos! Awesome!


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cave-man
Caveman @cave-manSeptember 2018

Thanks dude! Glad that you loved it. Thanks so much for support.


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Hey @cave-man that is amazing photographs, such adventure is not for everyone, you have to be tough and strong enough both mentally and physically to decided to do that. Therefore these pictures could give us an impression how it is up there and these enormous vast wildness, mountains with its clouds and glacier that many of us never see so close. Despite of sunny days, it looks quite cool and windy, the temperature might be low too. The Kyanjing Ri camp looks nice place, real houses so you have a nice rest. Thank for this adventure,

Cheers from art-supporting blog @art-venture

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cave-man
Caveman @cave-manSeptember 2018

I totally agree with you. Wonderful that you knew what i was trying to do here. I wanted to show everyone what i saw through my eyes. For those who can do it, it can be a guide or a preview and for those who are unable to, it could mean a lot to be as close to the Himalayas through panoramas, timelapses and a photo illustration of the trek.

What i loved even more was, there were an Australian couple in their 70s and they were so much stronger and determined than we were. They managed to complete the trek so easily and thus inspired the question i asked at the end.

Finally, i thank you for the support and this has inspired me to do more and create wonderful posts.
Cheers.


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scrawly
scrawly @scrawlySeptember 2018

What a beautiful post, filled with gorgeous photos and video and animation!!! Some of these shots are truly breathtaking and I really like that cloud animation. Love it <3.  
                         
Congratulations on your curie vote. You deserve it :D.                


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cave-man
Caveman @cave-manSeptember 2018

The place was so beautiful that i could've forgotten to take videos and timelapses but i am glad that i did. Taking my handy gorilla pod(even though setting it up is boring) was a good decision after all.
I am glad that you specially mentioned animation and video. I felt that they were precious too.
Thank you so much for the support.


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@cave-man if it is very beautiful the landscape the photos the video as I would like to live an experience like this I am amazed not to be afraid of climbing little by little until the top the photos say everything great work I congratulate you for the roofs of the Are houses painted blue to identify them?


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cave-man
Caveman @cave-manSeptember 2018

We have these sheet roofs that mostly come out in blue color and maybe so. Also, blue signifies the sky and is a honourable color in tribals culture as well.
Your should try it then, if you love this experience.
Thank you for the support.


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Thank you for allow us took part in your trekking adventure @caave-man. I not only viewed it in tears but also holding my breath. The viewed you took was so amazing and it look alive. It seems in front of me and part of your trekking team as well. It really an adventure but hey.. it worth it. I didn't know xiaomi Redme smart phone can took such a beautiful view. Your must very skilled in photography as all the photos you took was stunning.I especially liked the Outside hotel view. It show so peaceful and calm. Oh yes, the time lapse GIF.It marvelous. Can feel the cold of the weather when you was on top of the mountain.


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cave-man
Caveman @cave-manSeptember 2018

Thank you.
Phones can do wonders too if you have enough light and lovely angles. Timelapse is one of the best feature we get in smartphones and they can easily shoot them in 4k and you save a lot of your DSLR camera's battery.

I would say, shoot out in HDR mode in smartphones for amazing range of colors and enhance them a bit in your phone's default app and you can shoot wonders using the smartphone too.

I loved your comment. Keep supporting.


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Thanks for the tips. I didn't know how to get best out from a smartphone when it come to photo shooting. I will get it a try.


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cave-man
Caveman @cave-manSeptember 2018

One last thing. Try the phone panorama feature if you don't already for wide angle shots. Also you can use them vertically too.


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Thanks a lot @cave-man for all the tips.


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