Kathmandu is the first place that I have travelled to abroad, which I have returned to. It’s also a special place for me, because it was the first place that I ever visited outside of Europe. I remember being slightly knocked sidewise by the sights and sounds and that rang true when I arrived for… Read More Kathmandu and Hong Kong
Pokhara was nice, if for reasons which I did not expect. Situated around a large lake, a substantial travellers area has developed with excellent food and shops selling everything a backpacker needs. It’s the sort of place that I normally dislike, however, It’s been many months since I’ve been in a place with such a… Read More Pokhara and Chitwan National Park
I spent a night at the border crossing, taking the opportunity to break the journey and have an impulsive haircut. Normally I avoid people that shout out offers for services, but to date no one seemed to have dared to offer a haircut to me so I gratefully took him up on his offer. It… Read More The Annapurna Circuit
What first was mad soon became pretty off putting. My first experience of an Asian city did not leave me with much hope. The monsoon had created a depressing feel to the place. Worst of all however was arriving at the end of a two week garbage strike. It quite literally was everywhere. The smell… Read More Kathmandu
Fortunately for us the organised groups made their way up towards Everest Base camp. We however diverted off towards the village of Gokyo. Set at 4800 meters it is home to six sacred lakes a s well as what everyone we spoke to before hand described as the best panoramic view of the Himalayas available. The… Read More Part Two: Namche to Gokyo followed by a huge diversion to Everest base camp
I apologise in advance, twenty four days of trekking provided an incredible adventure and with it a long probably unreadable series of blog posts. If I don’t write it hear then the memories will probably go the same way as my diary. Lost somewhere over 5000 meters. So here we go… We arrived in the… Read More Part One – Jiri to Namche
Just checking in to let you all know that I have arrived in Kathmandu surprisingly without a hitch. First impressions of the city is that it is all a bit mad with something going on everywhere you look. Little time to do any sightseeing as leaving early tomorrow morning (4am!) by bus to go to… Read More I have arrived!