Posts Tagged: trekking

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

Mini trek with mini people

Following on from the public holiday of Shivaratri I was able to string together a series of further public holidays, days off in lieu and weekend to achieve a blissful 5 days off in a row. So how better to

Mini trek with mini people

Following on from the public holiday of Shivaratri I was able to string together a series of further public holidays, days off in lieu and weekend to achieve a blissful 5 days off in a row. So how better to

Dashain mini-trek – 4: Dhulikhel to Panauti via Namo Buddha

The fifth and final day of our mini-trek saw us set off from Dhulikhel (gratefully leaving our heavy packs at the guesthouse for a change) heading up another steep flight of steps at the beginning of a route known as

Dashain mini-trek – 4: Dhulikhel to Panauti via Namo Buddha

The fifth and final day of our mini-trek saw us set off from Dhulikhel (gratefully leaving our heavy packs at the guesthouse for a change) heading up another steep flight of steps at the beginning of a route known as

Dashain mini-trek – 3: Nagarkot to Dhulikhel

#1 The sunrise in Nagarkot on day 4 was a considerably more cloudy but still atmospheric affair; #2 Here is the view from our breakfast spot over the misty hills that we are about to set out over; #3 A

Dashain mini-trek – 3: Nagarkot to Dhulikhel

#1 The sunrise in Nagarkot on day 4 was a considerably more cloudy but still atmospheric affair; #2 Here is the view from our breakfast spot over the misty hills that we are about to set out over; #3 A

Dashain mini-trek – 1: Sundarijal to Chispani

For 15 days from late September to early October this year Nepal was gripped by it’s largest and most important festival; Dashain (described in my last post). What this meant for me personally this year was a week long public holiday

Dashain mini-trek – 1: Sundarijal to Chispani

For 15 days from late September to early October this year Nepal was gripped by it’s largest and most important festival; Dashain (described in my last post). What this meant for me personally this year was a week long public holiday