Thursday, 18 October 2012

Back from 6-day "warm-up" trek, heading out now for 14-16 days trek

Sitting down for tea at Chomrong

We had a good "warm-up" trek in the middle hills of Annapurna. A few quite tough days, a couple moderate half-days, and a "rest day". But it was real hot trekking (30 deg C).

We have posted pictures on FLICKR:

We head up to Langtang area tomorrow, planning a 15-day trek Langtang then Gosainkund, then down to Helambu down to the Kathmandu valley. Odd, we've been so many times to Nepal, but never to Langtang.

More later.
David & Michelle

Sunday, 7 October 2012

Escape from Kathmandu (now in Pokhara)

Two nights in noisy smoggy chaotic Kathmandu was too much for us (and to think, it is our 10th time here). The air pollution is just way too much. But is was our neighbour's dog that howled all night that did us in!
We are now in quiet peaceful clean-air Pokhara. Seems like an oasis.
Will likely start trek #1 (a short one first) tomorrow.

Tuesday, 2 October 2012