Blog Entries tagged 'trekking'
Travel Blogs Entries tagged 'trekking'
- Le Crock Monsieur: trekking round Mont Blanc on one legMy recent trip to the Alps is best summed up by a quote from Woody Allen: "If you want to make God laugh, tell him your plans."
It began with what should have been a quick, painless trip to Chamonix, the Posted by Chris Parsons in Parsons on Tour | Aug 17, 2014
- Mt. Mulanje
Greetings again from sunny Neno, Malawi. After some heavy rain on Monday and Tuesday of last week, the weather has returned to mostly clear skies, sunshine, and beautiful Posted by tylerwein in Backpacks Are For Travel, Not School | Aug 7, 2014
Most Brits have heard about Benicasim, a small town with a population of 18,098 located in the north of the Valencia Community in Spain, for its two very famous summer music festivals (FIB and Rototom). Actually, if you do Posted by slowwalker in Keep walking! | Jun 22, 2014
- Mt. RinjaniGreetings from Labuan Bajo, on the island of Flores, following two awesome adventures. The first was a 3 day trek of Mt. Rinjani which included a little bit of everything.
We started out Wednesday morning by heading to Lombok by boat, Posted by tylerwein in Backpacks Are For Travel, Not School | May 6, 2014
- Trekking To NepalThis trip is one of the famous and comfortable adventure trekking tours in Nepal. You will have for nature tour in Pokhara and culture tour in Kathmandu. During this trek you will have an opportunity to observe the nature beauty, Posted by Nepal Adventure in Trekking To Nepal | Mar 20, 2014
- How Traveling Alone Can Create A Better ExperienceBefore I started my journey to Argentina I had many people express their concerns--worried about me traveling alone as a woman, and only knowing basic Spanish.
Oh, and I also got the occasional, ¨It´s a 3rd World Country!¨, which it´s Posted by Laurdatri in Sola Backpacker | Jan 7, 2014
- Indonesia - 3D2N Mount Rinjani Trekking From developed up-scale shopping district in Bali to clear white sandy beaches in Lombok, we somehow ended up in this most gruesome and most tiring trip i have ever experienced in my life.
Posted by LesCrazy in Pack N Go Everywhere | Dec 31, 2013
- Bac Ha market, Sapa marketBac Ha district is 60 kilometers from Lao Cai. Bac Ha is the largest fair of Sapa. When going to market, visitors will see the high mountain, terraced fields. Sometimes, tourists have to stop the car in order to get Posted by Jenny Hoang in Travel places in Vietnam | Dec 31, 2013
- Booze and flying shamans... down to JomsomThe next day we parted company with the German couple and walked to the villages of Jhong and Jharkot as a scenic route to Kagbeni. As we drew away, the pass we had conquered became ever clearer, a dip between Posted by wanderingwolf in Off the Leash | Oct 28, 2013
- The Pass of DOOM... Yak Kharka to RanipauwaAnd after that night, we started out again from Yak Kharka to Thorung Phedi – Phedi meaning 'foot of the mountain', and as the name implies, traditionally the last stop before the pass. (There is one other possible stop beyond, Posted by wanderingwolf in Off the Leash | Oct 26, 2013
- Manang to Yak Kharka, with panicThe next step turned out to be Yak Kharka... a slow and difficult step.
The day after our Ice Lake adventure, we took our time deciding about whether to go on, or whether to give our bodies another day to Posted by wanderingwolf in Off the Leash | Oct 22, 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
- 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
- Sapa AttractionsFamous for its breathtaking landscapes, Sapa is also an ideal inhabitation for a great diversity of ethnic minority peoples. It is likely that, Sapa was first inhabited by highland minorities of H’mong and Zao groups who immigrated from southern provinces Posted by Jenny Hoang in Travel places in Vietnam | Nov 25, 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
- 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
- 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
- Trekking through hell and a perfect endingIt's been an eventful week since Ollayantambo. The lares trek lasted three days and was exhausting. We started off at some hot spring which looked more like swimming pools and were not very clean so none of the group went Posted by Kirstyonwroot in Peruvian adventure! | Oct 11, 2013
- Jungle trekkingAfter a day in Chiang Mai the trip went on into theThai-Jungle for a 3 day trekking tour. Our guide from the tribe of the white karen led our internationaly mixed group of 12 through his native country. The nights Posted by fkrebs in World tour 2012-2014 | Aug 20, 2013
- Peru – A trail of Inca ruins, some sand and a lot of cevicheIt only took a short 15 minutes from Copacabana to cross the border into Peru. Then a short 6 hour bus journey to reach our fly-by destination of Puno. Nonetheless, we arrived around midnight and headed straight to Posted by moseyingmizuiks in Morning Coffee | Jun 15, 2013
- Machu Picchu: The ultimate bucket list destination Mysterious, beautiful and defying logic, Machu Picchu is one of those places almost everyone wants to see before they die. Posters of Peru’s lost city appear in the windows of almost every travel agency across the globe, drawing in even Posted by elyshahickey in Wanderlysh | Jun 6, 2013
- Following the Incas
Who told them we were coming?
The infamous Incan ruins of Machu Picchu are by our guestimation – on the to Posted by ladiesofleisure in A year or so of Misadventure and fun | May 29, 2013
- Trekking - Finishing upNext morning it was up and atom at 5.47am for tea, meditation and yoga. The yoga was a bit better today but there were quite a lot of bugs flying into my eyes and ears determined to break my Posted by squeakylee in The Great Muppet Caper | May 18, 2013