- The Adventure BeginsToday, December 4th, 2013, is the big day that we have been gearing up for! Almost two years ago we started talks of our next big adventure and it feels amazing for all our planning, research and efforts to finally Posted by Evanda in Nepal & India | Dec 5, 2013
- Manang and shouting at mountainsAt last the weather forgave us for whatever sin we had committed, and we woke to blazing sunshine.
We are in Manang, about 3500m up. Manang is a rest-place for trekkers, a necessary pause before the challenge of Thorung La: an Posted by wanderingwolf in Off the Leash | Oct 21, 2013
- 'Om mani padme hum': Pisang to Braka, with gryphonsToday we reached 3800m, walking a windswept ledge on the side of a cliff, a pair of Himalayan gryphons flying tantalisingly close, their wings outstretched as they soared lazily on the thermals in a perfect, symmetrical dance. Such ease whilst Posted by wanderingwolf in Off the Leash | Oct 19, 2013
- Building an It – tales form the orphanageMonday morning. Time to go and do some good in the world. So off we go to Batulachur, a suburb of Pokhara, and more importantly for us, the real Nepal. We’d done the tourist bits of Kathmandu and surrounds, enjoyed Posted by TessAndRach in Asian Adventure | Nov 28, 2013
- The Wood Between Worlds... The road to Upper Pisang'A little scary' seems to be my reaction to everything - even, it seems, to cows, here in Upper Pisang. We went wandering up to see the monastery at the top of the town, but it was dark, and after Posted by wanderingwolf in Off the Leash | Oct 18, 2013
- Inburgering in KathmanduKathmandu is alweer iets langer dan een maand mijn nieuwe thuis. Hoog tijd voor een nieuw verhaal. Waar waren we gebleven? Oh ja, de Tihar, het bezoek aan de sprookjesachtige stad Bakthapur, mijn eerste ervaringen met het boeddhisme en natuurlijk Posted by Willemijn v Kol in *Willem in Nepal* | Nov 26, 2013
- Chame (with some waterfalls and self-development)So, as I've described, trekking even in October in Nepal can be wet. Waking up in Tal was an unpleasant experience as almost everything we'd hung round the kitchen fire was still wet, and additionally smoky. The only reason not Posted by wanderingwolf in Off the Leash | Oct 16, 2013
- Our Epic Trek to Everest and BackSo we just finished our epic adventure through the Mount Everest/ Khumbu Region in Nepal. 26 days (6-10 hrs a day) of trekking, where we climbed to heights of 17,782 ft/ 5,420 m, 3 separate times (Gokyo Ri, Posted by kristinandcolin in The Journey | Nov 19, 2013
- Rain and banana pie: Syange to TalRain, rain and more rain! An extremely wet and testing couple of days, both involving around six and half hours of walking through near-torrential rain, first up winding roads, then up steps of rock, each element poised to trick the Posted by wanderingwolf in Off the Leash | Oct 15, 2013
- There’s a mouse in my shoe and other tales Having two weeks to kill before our volunteering stint, we decided to embark on a 12 day Himalayan Trek to Annapurna Base Camp, which really is the thing to do when in Pokhara. We hired a guide from a female-run Posted by TessAndRach in Asian Adventure | Nov 17, 2013
- Trekking in Annapurna AreaSome photos from our four day trek in the Annapurna Conservation Area, with Trekking Team, Nepal. Www.trekkingteam.com who were brilliant. Many thanks to our guide Bikram and porter Udzel.
[img=http://photos.travellerspoint.com/287551/large_90_E9C3DDC022 Posted by Mick G in Nepal | Nov 16, 2013
- Kathmandu to Border with TibetWhy do people have 'bucket lists' or 'life lists' as the more positive amongst us prefer to call them! And why do Buddhists believe all life is suffering? I was reflecting on this - or at least i would have Posted by Mick G in Nepal | Nov 16, 2013
- Doomed goats and roadside drama: approaching a trekA few days after arriving in Kathmandu, a place I thought I'd never be, I found myself beginning an activity similarly unimagined – trekking in the Himalayas, without a guide or a porter, carrying my own festival-sized rucksack. More specifically, Posted by wanderingwolf in Off the Leash | Oct 13, 2013
- Pokhara to KhatmanduHaving arrived in Pokhara safe and sound we now had two days to explore the place. It's a favourite destination for tourists, Trekkers ,para gliders and in our case motorcyclists. Imagine a mixture of sixties hippy, "adventure " blue Posted by Mick G in Nepal | Nov 8, 2013
- Tihar en de Boedhistische StupahEr zijn de afgelopen week weer zoveel bijzondere dingen gebeurd dat het me wel de moeite waard leek om deze met jullie te delen en ook even wat foto's te laten zien.
De Hindu's houden van hun festivals. Iedere god Posted by Willemijn v Kol in *Willem in Nepal* | Nov 7, 2013
- Who am I, who's this 'Rich' guy? Why are we going anywhere?'I' is a 24-year-old Londoner with some creative aspirations and a liking for wolves. Beyond that it's difficult to know what to say. It's common to describe yourself in relation to your job, but I'm currently unemployed, and one Posted by wanderingwolf in Off the Leash | Oct 12, 2013
- Yatri Hah: KathmanduMy first entry is a disorganised, impressionistic take from my diary. Hopefully I'll become more coherent as I go!
[b]Confusing meals had: 2
Silly souvenirs bought: 1
Forms filled in: 6
Temples/shrines visited: 10+
Number of people who offer Posted by wanderingwolf in Off the Leash | Oct 9, 2013
- Tereska gets brave in PokharaJust a quick update as we are short of time. We have enjoyed Pokhara since arriving (the bus journey here was great btw, suspension, a/c and everything!) it is much quieter than Kathmandu and due to its large lake and Posted by TessAndRach in Asian Adventure | Nov 5, 2013
- Templemania in Kathmandu ValleyAfter spending 16 hours on the horror that was “Namaste Deluxe” we were pleased to get off and stretch our legs once we finally reached the Kathmandu ring road. We walked on past the taxi drivers hanging around the bus Posted by TessAndRach in Asian Adventure | Nov 3, 2013
- Chitwan to PokharaFrom Chitwan we travelled to Lambini, the birthplace of Buddha. It is now a World Heritage Site and is visited by Buddhists from all over the world. Before entry shoes must be removed, It's a place I really wanted Posted by Mick G in Nepal | Nov 3, 2013
- On the RoadTravelling by any means in Nepal is an adventure. Our few days watching traffic in Kathmandu, travelling by kamikaze taxi, and dodging,cycles,rickshaws,motorcycles,cars, trucks and buses while on foot,had given us some serious misgivings about choosing to Posted by Mick G in Nepal | Nov 2, 2013
- Epic 2 day journey to KathmanduIt was now time for us to leave India and head on to Nepal. The journey from Shillong to Kathmandu was a total of 695km, involving travel via Sumo, train, rickshaw, jeep, bus and on foot. It began well with Posted by TessAndRach in Asian Adventure | Nov 2, 2013
- Pashupatinath, KathmanduReligions are everywhere in Kathmandu and Nepal. Hinduism , Buddhism, Christianity,Islam and every other religion you can name, can probably be found somewhere in Kathmandu. However, central to most is Hinduism.
Temple's are everywhere, and shrines are Posted by Mick G in Nepal | Nov 2, 2013
- NamasteDe eerste weer rondneuzen zit er op. Tijd voor reflectie.
Na een paar drukke weken vol afscheidsdinertjes, inkopen doen, lieve woorden, koffietjes, laatste kusjes en een memorabel knalfeest vond ik mezelf op Schiphol samen met de mensen die me het Posted by Willemijn v Kol in *Willem in Nepal* | Oct 30, 2013
- KathmanduKathmandu is one of those cities that quite literally, takes your breath away. Every aspect of life,as well as death,is contained within this relatively small city. With 1.7 million people living here, it is by far the biggest concentration of Posted by Mick G in Nepal | Oct 27, 2013