Blog Entries tagged 'trekking'
Travel Blogs Entries tagged 'trekking'
- 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
- Santa Cruz TrekAfter spending then a few days in Huaraz and after having climbed to the Laguna 69 (see [[http://manolo.travellerspoint.com/45|previous post]]), I wanted to take on a bigger challenge. There are several famous treks near Huaraz which range from 3 to 10 Posted by manolo84 in Around The World in 365 days | Nov 12, 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
- Trekking - Day 4 & 5Day 4
Next morning we got up at 5.45am to see the Fishtail Mountain in the sunrise. The lodge had an amazing view and we could see the peaks a little bit through the clouds.
W Posted by squeakylee in The Great Muppet Caper | May 18, 2013
- Trekking - Day 2 & 3Well it was up and atom at 6am for a mug of herbal tea before meditation and yoga at 6.30am. Myself and Lindsey were late again. :D Despite it only saying 6.20am on our clock, everyone was still Posted by squeakylee in The Great Muppet Caper | May 16, 2013
- Trekking in the HimalayasSo the day before we were to trek, my stomach wasn't feeling great and my cold had still not gone. I decided to do even less today and just pump myself full of antibiotics and vitamins to try and Posted by squeakylee in The Great Muppet Caper | May 15, 2013
- PokharaSo on the road to Pokhara we saw some mighty impressive scenery and lovely mountainsides and villages. We stopped to take some pictures and also stopped on the side of the road for some super noodles at a local's Posted by squeakylee in The Great Muppet Caper | May 14, 2013
- Inca Trail | Day 2 | “The Challenge”Maximum Altitude: 4,200 m/13,776 ft
Minimum Altitude: 3,000 m/9,840 ft
Distance Travelled: Approx. 16 km
Approximate Walking Time: 7-8 hours / Ascent up: 900 m
[b][[http://s1347.photobucket.com/user/annatruong1/slideshow/Facebook/Inca%20Trai Posted by alwaysexploring in Never lost, always exploring | Nov 21, 2012
- Inca Trail | Day 1 | “Acclimatizing”Maximum Altitude: 3,300 m/10,824 ft
Minimum Altitude: 2,680 m/8,790 ft
Distance Travelled: Approx. 12 km
Approximate Walking Time: 6-7 hours / Ascent up: 620 m
[b][[http://s1347.photobucket.com/user/annatruong1/slideshow/Facebook/Inca%20Trail Posted by alwaysexploring in Never lost, always exploring | Nov 20, 2012
- Trekking in PeruOver the past few years, the Inca Trail to Machu Picchu has become a must for thousands visiting Peru. Its beauty is undeniable, with a never-ending change i Posted by mduth in Authentic and Unconventional | Apr 1, 2013
- The next chapter of "3 Weeks in Thailand"[center]We arrived in Chiangmai at about 6am, and naturally, what with us being westerners, it being breakfast time, and us being in Thailand, we went to McDonalds..!
It just doesn't taste the same - which is probably a good thing!
We Posted by Lady Mantle in Off to China | Feb 25, 2013
- An unplanned trip, NZ, the most exciting journal in my life1This trip was actually a side track trip from my friends' wedding in Tauranga.
I ended up did 3 days solo road trip with no plan.
It started when my friends had asked me to be their wedding photographer.
Wedding photography is Posted by Free Range Soul in A traveller with camera | Feb 17, 2013
- Meghalaya - Abode of the rainsMeghalaya – Rainfall Abode.
The first thing that comes to your mind with the name of Meghalaya is Rainfall. The word itself means Megh – Rain and Alaya – Abode. I had been to this place in 2005 but had always Posted by smileabhi in Meghalaya - Abode of the rains | Jan 18, 2013