Day 1:   Syros Early morning departure on a ferry to Syros

CYCLE CYCLADES ferry hopping 5 gorgeous islands guided with vehicle support .
Cycle  Mykonos, Syros,  Delos, Paros, Antiparos, Naxos and Santorini Hiking add-on   When travelers fantasize about Greece they usually conjure up stark whitewashed island villages surrounded by a blinding blue sea.
That’s the Cyclades.
Blue and White, just like the Greek flag.
Our bike tour uses ferries to hop from island to island.   Read a day by day account of the Cycle Cyclades tour in Odyssey magazine.
The 4 night Santorini Hiking add-on offers Cyclades in all its glory with cultural activities and land and sea excursions.
You hike along the volcano’s caldera ridge to witness the watery horizon 360 degrees.

Sail into the caldera and ascend a volcanic peak.  In a Cyclades cooking class

discover the unique local foods.  We introduce you to Santorini’s marvelous wines grown in volcanic soil.
Before or after your bike tour, while in Athens see the city and surrounding region from a bike.
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2020 Dates June 21-28 and Sept 20-27 7 nights

8 days Add-ons Santorini Hiking -see Add-On tab Arrival City Athens, at least one night before tour departure Arrival transfer see Extras tab Tour Start Point Piraeus port to Syros island Tour End Point Naxos island Minimum Age 18 Minimum Pax 8 Maximum Pax 14 Total Mileage 346 km, 215 miles for standard route.  Possible to vary most daily routes to add mileage, or lessen miles with vehicle transfer.
Highest Elevation 496 meters, 1627 feet Active.
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Due to morning departure on Day 1 prepare to arrive at least one day early to Athens to test ride the bikes.
Bike mileage listed for each day is that day’s standard bike route.  Depending however on the cycling level of the participants , routes may vary by adding mileage or minimizing mileage with vehicle transfers.
Day 1:   Syros Early morning departure on a ferry to Syros, the capital of the Cyclades islands.  Syros is known for its many beaches and elegant capital, Ermoupoli which means “trading city.”   A warm-up short  ride in the interior of the island to Ousyra Winery, a family run winery for wine tasting.  Later a walk up to the car-free medieval neighborhood Ano Mera.  scenic warm up ride 22 km, 13.6 miles Day 2:   Syros Today’s ride makes a big loop in the southern half of Syros starting with a 204 meter ascent (670 feet), the highest point of the day.  The route goes from one beautiful beach to the next finally stopping at Vari Beach for lunch and swimming in the protected bay.  36 km.

22 miles Day 3:   Mykonos Mykonos is famous for its party scene

its high end shopping, its cool vibe.   It offers a stark contrast to the other low key simple elegance of the other Cyclades islands.  Biking is minimal on Mykonos — a ride to Elia Beach for swimming at a fine sandy beach and a classy Mediterranean lunch.  24 km, 15 miles Day 4:   Paros A morning local boat takes us to the ancient sanctuary of Delos island, a World Heritage Site to its explore its extensive grounds.  Lunch in Mykonos harbor, then catch a ferry to Paros.  We bike to the hotel in Naoussa, check in, then bike and hike the dirt path to the 1887 Korakas Lighthouse.
12 km, 7 miles.

45 minutes hike Day 5:   Paros Our main destination is adorable Antiparos island

a 10 minute ferry hop from Paros.  Depending on the season, there could be a pit stop at the unique Valley of the Butterflies.  In Antiparos, we bike ride to the famous cave and descend by foot to its bottom,  Back on Paros, bike the southern coast. 58 km, 36 miles Day 6:   Naxos Morning ride to Lefkes, the highest village on Paros.  Take a ferry to Naxos, arriving in time for lunch and to walk to the Portara.  There are a number of biking options in Naxos, including to an olive oil museum, a 6th century BC “kouros,” or the protected Alyki juniper forest.
23 km, 14 miles in Paros, 23 km.

14 miles in Naxos Day 7:   Naxos Today is the tour’s highest cycling day

up to 1633 feet.  En route there’s a stop at a marble kouros (ancient Greek male statue) left unfinished in its quarry.  At cute little Halki, sample the “kitron,” shop at an olive wood store, visit the art gallery.   Cycle to Aria Springs and hike up to Za Cave.   48.55 km, 30 miles Day 8:  Departures  Take ferry or flight to Athens or 2 hour ferry to Santorini for hiking add-on tour.

Four Night Santorini Add-On After biking the Cyclades islands

cap it off by visiting the famous cliffs of Santorini, and its lesser known island, Therasia.  2020 Dates:  June 28 – July 2 or September 27 – October 1.  Highlights include: Wine tastings & traditional Greek cooking class.
Caldera sailing to hot springs with warm mud.
Hikes to Ancient Thira & Oia atop the caldera ridge.
Swimming at Red Beach & sunset harbor dining.
Day 8: Santorini Leaving Naxos we take a two hour high speed ferry to Santorini.  Your first glimpse of the volcanic caldera cliffs from the ferry are enchanting, looking like vanilla icing on a long cake.  We take a late afternoon 2 hour hike on the caldera ridge, arriving in Oia to catch an incomparable sunset.
Day 9: Santorini The day is consumed by a Cyclades cooking class in Pyrgos where you are introduce d to the unique foods of the region, including white eggplants and tiny tomatoes.  Learn to make four different appetizers, an entree and dessert.
The class includes wine tasting and a sumptuous lunch.
Day 10: Santorini A day full of culture:  an hour hike up to the 7th century BC ruins of Ancient Thira, a tour of a renovated winery that is now a contemporary art gallery, a visit in an underground wine museum with Santorini’s oldest wine press and a walk-through of the local museum with finely preserved Minoan frescos.
Day 11: Santorini Take a “party boat” (other passengers)  to the center of the caldera where you walk the 20 minute path up the volcano and see the emitting smoke, smell the sulphur.  The boat stops for a swim in thermal healing waters and lather yourself with warm sea mud.  Lunch on Therasia island.
Day 12 Departure  daily flights to Athens COST 2400 euros per person based on double occupancy.  600 euros single supplement INCLUSIONS Guide    Company guide to act as tour leader, accompany you on all scheduled activities, lead the hikes Accommodations  4 nights accommodations 4 star hotel on the caldera with daily breakfast, view of caldera.
Meals  2 dinners with fresh, local house wine and 2 lunches (cooking class and caldera cruise) Ferries   transfer from Naxos, boats to/from Therasia Flight   flight from Santorini to Athens Transfers on arrival from port to hotel and on departure from hotel to airport Cooking class  traditional Cyclades cooking class includes gourmet lunch and wine tasting Wine tasting   two sessions at local wineries Land excursion    Full day.  Private vehicle, destinations include Ancient Thira, wine museum, folk museum, art gallery, entry fees Sea Excursion    Full day.   “Party boat” (meaning other passengers).  Includes entry fees and lunch.
EXCLUSIONS 2 dinners, 2 lunches.
Cycle Cyclades Tour Cost 2950 euros per person Cyclades Single Supplement 800 euros Santorini Hiking Add-on 2400 euros per person Santorini Single Supplement 500 euros See Accommodations3-4 star hotels, primarily family owned and operated, ranging from boutique hotels to seaside upscale hotels.
Tasteful, clean, air-conditioned, private bath, abundant hospitality, comfort.
All accommodations are standard doubles with option for upgrade.  All accommodations serve breakfast, usually buffet style.
Tour prices are based on double occupancy.  See Accommodations tab to request more info about tour’s accommodations Ferry Transfers  4 one-way tickets:  Piraeus to Syros to Mykonos to Paros to Naxos.  2 round trip tickets: Delos and Antiparos.
Bikes:   Specialized road bike or hybrid bike.  Triple chain ring, 27 gears.
Road bike has carbon fiber fork.
Hybrids have front suspension.
Electric bike or carbon Tarmac bike are available as an upgrade on request.  Regular pedals or toe clips on request.  You are welcome to bring your own clip-in pedals and shoes.  See and Bike Gear:   helmet, water bottles, handlebar pouch, odometer Bike Routes  Options  (1) RideWithGPS tour routes to upload to your iphone or Android with voice narration – bring your own bike mount  (2)  GPX tracks to download to your device – bring your own bike mount Support Vehicle (“sag wagon”) with bilingual driver who is also a bike mechanic.
Vehicle carries spare parts, floor pump, ice cooler, water, nutritious snacks, bike tools, first aid kit, day packs, luggage and gives you a lift if you get tired.
Tour Leader / Bike Guide  the Tour Leader handles all the tour logistics and rides with the group.
All Meals:  Breakfasts are included at each hotel.  Lunches — you choose from the menu.  Dinners are generally at trusted establishments within walking distance of the hotel.  Dinner consists of 2-3 appetizers and salad chosen by us and shared by the group.   You are offered an entrée choice, usually a meat, fish or vegetarian dish.  Dessert, house wine, water or beverage for those who don’t drink wine.
Trip packet useful and interesting information about the region Entrance fees  Delos island, Valley of the Butterflies, Antiparos Cave, Naxos Venetian Museum Wine Tasting: Syros wine tasting with local winery owner • Transfers from Athens Airport to Athens – see Extras tab • Departure transfer at end of tour from Naxos • Alcoholic beverages (other than house wine) • Travel insurance – see Extras tab • Tips for CycleGreece guides and drivers, at your discretion Participants are required to sign our.
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E-bikes for an 8 day tour cost 300 euros.   See and for more info.
Upgrade to a Specialized Tarmac Sport, carbon fiber frame and fork.
Cost is 400 euros for an 8 day tour.
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An indicative hotel for Cycle Cyclades tour is St

Andrea in Naoussa on Paros island.
We select the accommodations for guided tours based on quality, comfort, cleanliness, hospitality, location and charm.
Most of the hotels on this tour are family owned and operated.  They all have wi-fi and all but one has a swimming pool.  They are all near the sea and within walking or biking distance to a beach.

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Santorini Add-onfour nights.

Summer: June 21-28  September 20-27 2020 Dates for Santorini Hiking Add-on

Summer:   June 28 – July 2 September 27 – October 1 Syros, ringed by picturesque sandy beaches Mykonos, the departure port for Sanctuary of Delos island Paros, eat at whitewashed tavernas on the waterfront Antiparos, descend the steps into the deep cave Naxos, visit an Apollo temple and marble “kouros” in their quarry Cycling on Syros Island.
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Jewels of Croatia 2020 (Zagreb – Dubrovnik)

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Jewels of Croatia 2020 (Zagreb – Dubrovnik)

Discover Croatia’s highlights by both land and sea on this Deluxe 10 day cruise-tour

Starting from Zagreb make your way down the Croatian coast exploring historic cities

remarkable towns and villages, breathtaking natural wonders and hidden gems of this wonderful country as you travel to medieval Dubrovnik.
10 days – from $3,817.

2 nights in historic Zagreb in 5 star accommodation

8 day Dalmatian island cruise from Zadar

Journey through the stunning Kornati National Park , a nautical paradise.

Swim in one of Croatia’s best beaches Zlatni Rat

Watch the sunset over the Adriatic from the shores of Zadar

Explore Diocletian’s Palace in Split

DAY 1 ZAGREBYour tour commences with an arrival transfer to your hotel

The balance of the day is at leisure for you to start your discovery of Croatia’s capital city before joining your new friends at the hotel for dinner.
(D)Stay at:The Westin (5 star)DAY 2 ZAGREB This morning your sightseeing tour will take you through the historic Upper Town.
See St.
Mark’s Church, St.
Catherine’s Church, the Cathedral, Parliament, and the Government Palace.

The rest of the day is yours to explore the fascinating Old Town

(B)DAY 3 ZAGREB – PLITVICE LAKES – ZADARJourney south for a visit to the magnificent Plitvice Lakes National Park .
Enjoy the breathtaking scenery of this natural wonder with its 16 terraced lakes surrounded by forested mountains and lush vegetation.
A walking tour takes you around several of the lower lakes.
Continue on to Zadar for embarkation aboard MS Premier.
(B, D) DAY 4 ZADAR – DUGI OTOK Explore the historic centre of Zadar on a morning walking tour, where you will find the 16th century walls built by the Venetians, Port Gate, St.

Donat’s Church and the 1st century Roman Forum

Conclude your day in Sali, a picturesque village on the island of Dugi Otok.
(B, L)DAY 5 DUGI OTOK – SIBENIKCruise through the Kornati National Park an archipelago of over 100 islands.
After lunch continue to the beautiful Krka National Park and discover its picturesque waterfalls and cascades before travelling by road to join your ship in Sibenik.
(B, L)DAY 6 SIBENIK – TROGIR – SPLITVisit the coastal town of Trogir where you will have free time to wander th rough the ending streets of this gorgeous medieval walled city.
Afterwards, continue to nearby Split for a walking tour of the historic inner city, built around Diocletian’s Palace, and witness the remnants of Split’s Roman heritage.
(B, L)DAY 7 SPLIT – BRAC – HVARToday cruise to Bol on the island of Brac to visit one of Croatia’s most photographed beaches, Zlatni Rai (Golden Horn).
Continue your cruise to Hvar for a sightseeing tour of Hvar Town including the oldest public theatre in Europe and Franciscan Monastery.
(B, L)Note: Due to the limited capacity of Hvar harbour during the peak season of July and August, the ports of Stari Grad or Jelsa (both on Hvar island) maybe substituted as your overnight port with a bus transfer to / from Hvar Town included.
DAY 8 HVAR – KORCULA – MLJETContinue your cruise south to Korcula which is considered to be the birthplace of the explorer Marco Polo.
On arrival take a walking tour of Korcula Town with its narrow, cobblestone streets and baroque Cathedral of St.
Mark.
Afterwards, cruise to the island of Mljet and discover the beautiful National Park with its Great and Small Lakes.
Return to your ship tonight for a Captain’s dinner on board.
(B, L, D)DAY 9 MLJET – DUBROVNIKThis morning arrive in the World Heritage listed city of Dubrovnik.
Discover the treasures of this beautiful city on your walking tour of the Old Town where you will visit the Franciscan Monastery, the Rector’s Palace and the Cathedral.
(B, L)DAY 10 DUBROVNIKYour cruise-tour concludes with a departure transfer for your onward journey.
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2 nights accommodation in 5 star hotels.
Daily breakfast.
3 dinners – including Captain’s Dinner and Welcome Reception Dinner.
Complimentary water, tea & coffee (cruise only).
Guided tours of: Zagreb Plitvice Lakes National Park Zadar Split Hvar Vis Korcula town Mljet National Park Dubrovnik Including wireless headset.
Also included: Korcula Island tour with wine tasting.
Date Twin/Double Single Triple Standard Cabin, Lower Deck Standard Cabin with Balcony, Upper Deck Standard Cabin, Lower Deck Standard Cabin with Balcony, Upper Deck Standard Cabin, Lower Deck 24 Sep 2020 MS Premier Booking Enquiry $4,280 $4,985.
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BZM Tours Extreme Adventure Package

BZM Tours Extreme Adventure Package.
Extreme Adventure Package.

We at BZM Tours take you to the most extreme Rainforest of Belize

the worlds second longest enchanting Barrier Reef in the country, and the world’s only known jaguar reserve whether it be for Ecology, Ornithology, Marine Biology and Nature-Lovers. BZM gives its guests the thrill of snorkeling, wake boarding, zip-lining and cave exploration and these are just to name a few of the endless activities to partake in for the adventure package.
We welcome couples, families, honeymooners, friends groups and students groups (discounts are available for students).
Our top-of-the-line prices are all inclusive of taxes, lodges, transportation, expert guides, entrance fees, all necessary equipment and of course food.
Click Title to Read More:  DAY 1- PICK UP FROM BELIZE AIRPORT OR BELIZE WATER TAXIOn arrival to Belize International Airport or Belize Water Taxi, .

BZM tour guides will welcome you (and your family/friends) with sincere enthusiasm

Transfer to Tropical Education Center (T

E.
C.) for a lecture on the History of Belize and combined with a night zoo tour.

Dinner DAY 2 – CRYSTAL CAVE TOURWe start our journey from T

E.
C.
at 7:00 AM on the George Price Highway where we turn on to the Humming Bird Highway to the parking lot of Blue Hole National Park. We hike for 45 minutes through a Sub-tropical Rain Forest to a spectacular entrance of the Crystal Cave.
Inside you will be able to see ancient bones, skulls, potteries, fire-pit ashes, and magnificent countless natural formations.
The chambers glitter brilliantly with Crystalline quartz.
The most amazing Chamber of the cave is known as “WONDER-LAND”, where you will see obsidian blades and pieces of Jade.
This is the most beautiful area you can ever imagine being 400 ft below sea level.
Learn and live the adventures of the ancient Maya, their uses and beliefs of their under-world know to them as Xibalba.
Only BZM Tours can bring to life the history of the most magnificent and adventurous.
After the tour we then drive you to the Inland Blue Hole for a refreshing swim.
Immerse yourself in the cool waters of this naturally blue water.

DAY 3 – LONGEST ZIP-LINE IN BELIZEWake up early to the sounds of Nature and Bird Calls

On this day we will do the longest zip line in the country with it being one mile long in the lush tropical rain-forest of Belize. After zooming through the forest, we take a hike to the top of May Flower National Park’s waterfall for a swim and a spectacular view of the Caribbean Coastline.
Of course you can always choose to rappel down the 1,000 feet waterfall.

DAY 4 – WORLD”S ONLY JAGUAR RESERVEVisit the Cockscomb Basin Wildlife Sanctuary

the world’s only protected area for Jaguars.
Over 200,000 acres of land has been set aside to protect the rare and elusive spotted Jaguar.
Studies conducted in this park for Jaguar life has concluded that around 2,000 Jaguars still inhabit this area.
Each wild cat needs approximately 30 acres of land to survive with its 585 different species of birds.

We do river tubing and hikes to different waterfalls within the Jaguar Preserve

Night hikes are also available for the adventurous seekers.
Note: This Park is managed by a reputable Non-Governmental Organization known as Belize Audubon Society.

Donations are welcomed to help protect the Jaguars

You can contact them through their website – www.belizeaudubonsociety.org – or through us – www.bzmtours.com DAY 5 – MAGNIFICENT SNORKELINGSnorkel the world’s second longest barrier reef with its length being 185 miles long.
See exotic marine life such as different species of fishes, sponges, and corals, mangroves islands.
For this tour, we start from a Garifuna community and take a 25-minute boat ride out to sea to see a natural world full of life or dive the magnificent Barrier Reef to see hawks-bill turtles, eagle-ray sting rays, and in some occasions bottle-nosed dolphins.
DAY 6 – DROP OFF TO BELIZE INTERNATIONAL AIRPORTAfter a couple of days of extreme adventures, we then pack all luggages and head on to the Belize International Airport for you scheduled flight back home.

Breakfast Reminder: Take NoteItems to Bring for Jungle Tours:Camera

Extra Water.
Long Pants.
Long Sleeved shirt.
Hiking footwear.
Swim wear.
Medication if necessary.
Water shoes.
Clean pair of socks.
Good hiking shoes.
Extra Clothing.
Bug Repellent.
Sun Screen.
Items to Bring for Snorkeling:Sunscreen.
Socks.
Water shoes.
Water proof camera.
Light long pants (Nylon type).

Light long sleeved shirt to prevent sunburn (Nylon type)

Please let us know if you are allergic to any type of food as we can do our best to accommodate for you and if you are vegetarian or eat anything. Prices are in US Dollars and are per person for a complete package.
TOTAL COST: $1,875.00 USD ppEmail us to prepare your best tour in Belize.

Mammoth Cave has wheelchair access to the first chamber

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The Pirate Cruise Take your seats as we depart from the Eastern Foreshore and venture through the Mandurah Canals on our pirate adventure .
View Details Mammoth Cave Self-Guided Audio Tour This magical cave is a natural time capsule; home to ancient fossil remains of long-extinct giant animals.
Listen to a fascinating audio tour as you wander th rough its lofty chambers.
Mammoth Cave has wheelchair access to the first chamber.
View Details Boranup, Western Australia Full Day Wine Tour Wine tour for the budget conscious traveler, still allowing travelers to indulge and discover our beautiful Margaret River region showcasing great wine ,food & photo points.
View Details Jewel Cave + Cape Leeuwin Lighthouse (Augusta Icons Pass) The Icons Pass allows you to experience both attractions of the Augusta region – Jewel Cave and Cape Leeuwin Lighthouse.
View Details Deepdene, Western Australia Fraser Island Tagalong Tour 2 Day Fraser Dingo Tag Along Tour 2 Day 1 Night – ex Hervey Bay Join Fraser Dingo 4wd Adventures for our relaxed and friendly accommodated tour on Fraser Island.
Adventure by day – comfort by night.
View Details Flight 4 There are ample opportunities to see sharks, rays and turtles, perhaps even whales in season, as well as the shy elusive dugongs.
View Details Flight 3 This flight takes passengers to the very tip of Francois Peron National Park as cliffs glow red and orange in the late afternoon light and as the sun sinks over the sandy dunes of Dirk Hartog Island.
View Details Flight 1 Flight 1 takes in the unique beauty of Francois Peron National Park with its red sands, aqua bays and startling white beaches.
View Details Premium Full Day Wine Tour Indulge & Discover food and wine produced by local artisans th rough out our region, enjoy a full personal guided tour including informative commentary on the region.
( small groups only maximum 10) View Details Bruny Island Safaris – Foods, Sightseeing and Lighthouse Tour Bruny Island Foods, Sightseeing & Lighthouse Tour.

Meet the finest food producers on Bruny

see the amazing coastlines and Reserves.
Includes lunch, all food tastings, .

White wallaby in the wild and our exclusive CAPE BRUNY LIGHTHOUSE TOUR

View Details Flight 5 This flight takes us out past the township of Denham the flight crosses Freycinet Reach to Useless Loop.
You will see the stunning Zuytdorp Cliffs and Steep Point which is the most westerly point of Australia, as well as Dirk Hartog Island View Details Flight 2 Flight 2 takes you past Denham Township towards useless Loop, .

The Zuytdorp Cliffs and the bottom half of Dirk Hartog Island

It is our most popular Flight View Details 2 hour rainforest ATV Explore our secluded estate surrounded by World Heritage Rainforest on easy-to-ride ATVs or buggy with a local tour guide.
Featuring rainforest interpretation, local history, fruit tasting when in season and more.
View Details Byron & Beyond Tour Our sightseeing style tour: We have edited the best and are excited to bring it all to you in a complete and comprehensive one day tour, suitable for all fitness levels and ages.

Our Byron & Beyond Tour is the best of the best

View Details Private Charter – Build Your Own Wine Tour (one day Margaret River Experience) Tour of choice with our assistance to create a day of indulgence for you and your guests.
View Details Indulge and Discover Tour This tour gives the traveler time to relax and enjoy great food, wine and time to indulge and discover the region.
Take in some beautiful locations and photo points and visiting some attractions well known in our region.
View Details Cruise only | Buoy for 1-2p | 2hrs | flexi Included: BBQ Buoy hire, for max.
2 passengers, 2hrs, bluetooth speakers, esky, ice, cutlery, plates, cups, bbq or table, flexible rescheduling, cancellation and weather policy View Details Night Photography Workshop 3 hour workshop held on Sydney’s Harbour Foreshore.
Spend an exciting evening learning from a working pro photographer as you capture Sydney’s beautiful lights and iconic landmarks.
View Details Cape Leeuwin Lighthouse + Jewel Cave (Augusta Icons Pass) The Icons Pass allows you to experience both attractions of the Augusta region – Cape Leeuwin Lighthouse and Jewel Cave.
View Details Master Manual Mode, Sydney Photography Workshop The second workshop in The Aperture Club’s comprehensive Fundamentals of Photography course will expand your understanding of manual mode and explain the relationship between aperture, shutter and ISO.
Plus, it’ll be fun.
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Lanes and Arcades Walk (no Lunch)

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high pass crossing: Sinche La 5000m

Bhutan’s Snowman Trek: Day 8 – Shomuthang To Robluthang Via Jare La Bhutan’s Snowman Trek: Day 10 – Limithang To Laya Village Bhutan’s Snowman Trek: Day 9 – Robluthang To Limithang Via Sinche La.
2019-12-13 Previous Post : Shomuthang To Robluthang Via Jare La calendar date: Sunday, October 6, 2019.
time: 7:40 from start to finish.
distance: 16.3 km.
(Polar M430); Jordans: 18km.

Start point altitude: Robluthang 4160m

Endpoint campsite: Limithang  4160m

high pass crossing: Sinche La 5000m.
Maps: Bart Jordans’ has some useful overview maps of the many possible variations of the Snowman Trek, as well as others.

See here for a Google Earth view of the day’s walk

It helps to use the Google Chrome browser.

Zoom in and you can see traces of the trail to Sinche La

Topo & Satellite Views of the Day’s Walk:

Day 9 – Robluthang To Limithang Via Sinche La satellite view of the trail from Robluthang to Limithang Robluthang Campsite:.
horses waiting for the day’s work assignment at Robluthang camp Day 9 – horses ready and waiting for the day’s carry to Limithang On The Way To Sinche La:.
The highest pass of the trek so far was on the menu for this day.

Sinche La at 5000 m was just 20 meters higher than our very first pass

Nyile La which we did the day we left Jomolhari Base Camp.
Over the first five hours, we curled our way into a side valley from our Robluthang campsite and then walked the left side of a valley to the bottom of the slope with Sinche La.
As the images show, we were not blessed with a sunny day and blue skies.
walking up the side of a glacial stream an hour after leaving Robluthang finding our way th rough a scree field on the way to Sinche La taking a wee break on the way to Sinche La from Robluthang Along the way, we passed by some plants unlike any I had never seen before in the Himalayas.
I was amazed that they were there at all in a pretty inhospitable spot.
Maybe the mist from those cloud s we were walking through keeps them alive.
I would later find out that it is a form of rhubarb native to the Himalayas.
we pass by a distinctive-looking plant – the Rheum Nobile – on the way to Sinche La The Wikipedia entry on Rheum nobile describes it this way – …a giant herbaceous plant native to the Himalaya, from northeastern Afghanistan , east through northern Pakistan and India, Nepal, Sikkim (in India), Bhutan, and Tibet to Myanmar, occurring in the alpine zone at 4000–4800 m altitude.[2] It is an extraordinary species of rhubarb (genus Rheum).
At 1–2 m tall, R.
nobile towers above all the shrubs and low herbs in its habitat, and it is visible across valleys a mile away It is as if it were a beacon guiding travellers.
Below is another one we passed by; the Rheum Nobile -aka the Sikkim rhubarb – on the way to Sinche la Approaching Sinche La:.
looking back at the valley we have walked up to get to Sinche La A half-hour later the pass was finally in view.
As I caught my breath for a moment for the final push to the top, I watched our lunch team horses continue upwards.

Horses approaching Sinche La from Robluthang Under The Tarp At Sinche La:

While the original plan had been to have lunch on the downside of  Sinche La

 our guide made the decision to stop just below the pass for lunch instead.
While half the group was already standing by the chorten at the pass, the other half was some distance behind.
Instead of having us wait at the pass until they arrived and then continue on down on the other side , we set up the lunch tables and chairs just below the chorten.
the lunch tent at Sinche La We just happened to time lunch with a thirty-minute hail/snowstorm.
Up went the blue tarp to cover two of the tables.
Soon the green tarp went up too and more space was created.
Meanwhile, the rest of the crew had arrived and lunch was on.
photo by another one of the members of the trekking group trekkers heading to Sinche La from the lunch shelter After lunch was over we headed up to the chorten; the rain pants / rain jacket combo helped keep everyone dry and warm as we stood there for a minute or two.

Standing at Sinche La and about to descent towards Limithang Down To Limithang:

From that shot of the chorten at Sinche La

my camera was most untouched (and tucked away to keep it dry!) I did take a couple more photos that day.
The first one below is of Gangcheta (aka Great Tiger Mountain)  on the Bhutan-Tibet border, until now like a snow leopard pretty much a rumour only on our Snowman Trek.
a view of Gangcheta on the Tibet-Bhutan border after the start of our descent from Sinche La The second shot was of a section of trail following a glacial stream.
Not even any campsite shots on this day.
The one below is of the next morning.
approaching Limithang from Sinche La Limithang campsite – the next morning The Limithang campsite is an open area sure to please tenters with its flatness and the horses with the availability of grass.
Flowing down past the camp area was a river from the Tibet-Bhutan border that eventually ends up in the Mo Chhu, the river which flows by Punakha.
an afternoon view of Gangcheta from our Limithang campsite Later when I looked at Polar fitness tracker stats for the day,  the calorie output for the day was the largest of the trek so far, double the calorie expenditure of the day before.
Luckily, .

Our walk the next day to Laya was really only a half-day

Also coming up was a rest day in Laya while we got ready for the next half of our Snowman Trek, into the remote Lunana region.

Next Post:  Day 10 – Limithang to Laya Village

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