We are all pretty excited to get to China. Partly because we’ve spent the last 43 hours on a train from Tibet (that’s too many hours, in case you’re wondering), but mostly because it’s China!! This huge mysterious place full of mountains and rice paddies and pandas. (Pandas being pretty much the only reason that… Continue reading The tours and trials of southwest China
We pack up and head out of Kathmandu on 4th April. I think we are all happy to be moving on from Nepal… it feels like we have been kicking our heels a little, waiting for the Tibet borders to open, but now we are off to Kathmandu Int airport, trying to ignore all the… Continue reading Sitting on the roof of the world…
So we are back in Kathmandu, hair still slightly pink from Holi and we’re gearing up to pick Joe up from the airport and when I say gearing up I mean running around in tiny circles, emitting squeaks of delight four or five times a day in order to release some of the excitement. It… Continue reading Joe’s Arrival
Day 1 – I think I want to climb Everest, or maybe a slightly smaller one but I definitely want to learn how to grapple hook my way up a mountain. I can see the peaks of Annapurna One and Two and they both look awesome and totally climbable, nice and snowy as well. Hiking… Continue reading Annapurna Circuit-Tasha
Post trek… So I get out of the hammock. Finally. We have gone from strenuous days of trekking to very un-strenuous days of loafing. Pokhara is the perfect place for this. Pokhara is situated on the south east edge of Lake Phewa, which is surrounded by beautifully picturesque soft green mountains. The lake itself is… Continue reading Pokhara: paddle-boarding, paragliding Holi and bumbling about.
We leave India and enter Nepal through the eastern border of Kakarbhitta, which is a town with nothing going for it but the people passing through. We change our Indian rupees for Nepali rupees with some unassuming looking women on the side of the road just past the crossing. Dressed in the traditional garb they… Continue reading The Bumps and Bruises of Road Travel in Nepal
Hima – snow Alaya – abode, or home 18 Days. 230 Kms. ^5410m Heights. 402,392 Steps. Temperature lows -20c… This is one hell of a walk. A few years ago I did the Lares trek in Peru, top height 4550 meters. It didn’t go that well. I really struggled. These days I’m a lot fitter and… Continue reading Where The Snow Lives – trekking the Annapurna Circuit