Category Archives: Excursions

Annapurna Base Camp – finally a trek!

Mid-October, the Dashain holiday, time to finally get myself up into the beautiful Himalaya and complete my first true trek. First genius move; left my camera on the bus to Pokhara. So, all photos are limited to only having my ‘extremely

Annapurna Base Camp – finally a trek!

Mid-October, the Dashain holiday, time to finally get myself up into the beautiful Himalaya and complete my first true trek. First genius move; left my camera on the bus to Pokhara. So, all photos are limited to only having my ‘extremely

Helambu warm up (part 2)

Helambu is quite different to the other areas of Sindhupalchok that I have had the chance to visit in particular in terms of ethnic make up and subsequent cultural traditions. The communities are largely Sherpa and we were informed some 99.9%

Helambu warm up (part 2)

Helambu is quite different to the other areas of Sindhupalchok that I have had the chance to visit in particular in terms of ethnic make up and subsequent cultural traditions. The communities are largely Sherpa and we were informed some 99.9%

Helambu warm up (part 1)

For the last weekend in September (as I said, I’m a little bit behind on posts!?), I took advantage of the UN-OCHA team’s last weekend in the district to join them on a small two day trek up into the northern

Helambu warm up (part 1)

For the last weekend in September (as I said, I’m a little bit behind on posts!?), I took advantage of the UN-OCHA team’s last weekend in the district to join them on a small two day trek up into the northern

Trail run entertainment in Thulosirubari

On June 27th I got the chance to travel a short way out of Chautara to join the “Sindhupalchok International Trail Race” centred on Thulosirbari. By join of course I mean support, heartily, from the sidelines, without actually doing any running;

Trail run entertainment in Thulosirubari

On June 27th I got the chance to travel a short way out of Chautara to join the “Sindhupalchok International Trail Race” centred on Thulosirbari. By join of course I mean support, heartily, from the sidelines, without actually doing any running;

Sunday afternoon stroll…

Sunday March 8th was International Women’s Day and thanks to the Government of Nepal a holiday for my colleagues and I. I made the most of this rare Sunday off work to join friends on a little stroll. We started from

Sunday afternoon stroll…

Sunday March 8th was International Women’s Day and thanks to the Government of Nepal a holiday for my colleagues and I. I made the most of this rare Sunday off work to join friends on a little stroll. We started from

Changu Narayan – patterns patterns patterns

The stunning patterns of Changu Narayan Temple. Patterns patterns patterns everywhere! My family will appreciate this post as part of our ongoing obsession with patterns; #1 In the bricks; #2 Sometimes squares; #3 Sometimes triangles; #4 Sometimes intricate patterns; #5 Patterns

Changu Narayan – patterns patterns patterns

The stunning patterns of Changu Narayan Temple. Patterns patterns patterns everywhere! My family will appreciate this post as part of our ongoing obsession with patterns; #1 In the bricks; #2 Sometimes squares; #3 Sometimes triangles; #4 Sometimes intricate patterns; #5 Patterns

Changu Narayan

After a lovely three days hiking through the glorious countryside of the Kathmandu Valley with a flock of small people in tow, arriving at the final destination of the temple Changu Narayan was a somewhat spiritual experience. Climbing the final

Changu Narayan

After a lovely three days hiking through the glorious countryside of the Kathmandu Valley with a flock of small people in tow, arriving at the final destination of the temple Changu Narayan was a somewhat spiritual experience. Climbing the final