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And a hearty breakfast of oatmeal, eggs, sausage, or pancakes awaits you in the dining tent. Lunch is a hot meal consisting of a meat dish, rice, and vegetables. At the end of the day, your tent, cookies, and hot tea greet you as you enter camp and a multicourse dinner and tasty dessert follow a few hours later. Camp is packed up after you start your hike each morning and � in some feat that nearly defies logic � is routinely waiting for you when you stop hiking in the afternoon. Since horses and yaks haul all your gear, you carry only a modest daypack.
A sampling of the obstacles faced on the Snowman Trek includes weather, duration, remoteness, high mileage, high camps, and high elevation � all of which means there is a high likelihood something will go wrong. On the Snowman Trek, you will find none of the luxuries that exist at Everest Base Camp. There are no cappuccino machines, massage tents, movie tents, or, most important, a medical tent staffed with on-site specialists. Break a leg or have a severe case of altitude sickness in the remote district of Lunana and the only way 21 to receive medical care is to call for a helicopter evacuation.
The flipside of spending weeks at a time on an oil platform was that Ryan got loads of free time to travel. Prior to the Snowman Trek, Ryan had backpacked throughout Europe and ventured to Russia, Chile, Easter Island, Egypt, Cambodia, Malaysia, Thailand, and Bali; he had come to Bhutan in 2005 to 27 do the Jhomolhari Trek. However, along with sites such as Angkor Wat and the Rapa Nui, he also had a keen interest in another kind of cultural attraction � parties. ” I asked. “Oh, yes,” declared Ryan.