Return to Kathmandu

On our final, twenty-fourth, day of trekking we walked for three hours, mostly on the road.  As we descended towards the highway the temperature rose and the intensity of human activity increased.  We completed our walk at Naya Pul, a town on the highway...

Upper Pisang Continued

Ruth: I haven’t been able to text with Gordon too much lately, but occasionally these fabulous pictures come through. Behind every great man is a woman uploading pictures to his blog. They are in Manang for two nights before they head up over their highest...

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Upper Pisang

From our guesthouse in Upper Pisang we have an unobstructed view of Annapurna II, which is almost 8,000 metres high.  It was stunningly beautiful in the glorious weather we enjoyed today.We have climbed 1,400 metres in the past two days to bring us to our current...

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Chamje to Dharapani

We had a beautiful and varied 5 hour trek today.  The walk was entirely on a trail.  This is our definite preference, but it does mean that the walking is more challenging.  There were several steep climbs on well constructed stone stairways that had...

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Bahundanda to Chamje

Today we started and ended on lengthy trail sections, with some road walking during the middle of the day.  Everyone was feeling stronger so we increased our walking time to 4 1/2 hours.  We finished the day at Chamje, which is located in a canyon above the...

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Bhulbule to Bahundanda

Gordon:  Today we walked a short three hour stage as we develop our “trail legs”.  We passed a series of villages set in terraces of rice paddies and backed by impressively large and steep hillsides.  It was a beautiful walk in ideal weather.It is the...

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First day walking in the Himalayas

Gordon:  We arrived in Kathmandu three days ago, after two flights totalling 17 hours in the air.  We spent the first day in Kathmandu dealing with the administrative tasks of getting our trekking permits, cell phone plans, and sufficient local currency for...

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