Entries from Nepal

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Onward to Sri Lanka

The unique thing about this around-the-world trip is that we meet each new country in relation to where we’ve just been. India was especially toxic after all those months in Italy and Greece and Tur

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Trekking: Part II

Trekking: Part II   On our way into Todhepani we passed beautiful white, gray, and black horses grazing in a tiny field. It was not unusual to have a horse or water buffalo nudge you out of the w

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Trekking Part I

Sitting at the breakfast table at the cozy Peace Eye Guest House in Pokhara, Nepal, I wonder how I can possibly begin a 5-7 day trek in the Himalaya. I don’t even know what that sentence means: trek

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Trekking the Himalayas: All the rest…

Hikers tend to hit the trail by 8am and don’t arrive until late afternoon, so for seven hours on Day 3, Ghorapani and Poon Hill were ours.   To recap: Ghorapani is the village where all hikers

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The trek in the Himalayas: Day 2

“You need to eat,” I said to Dolora.   “I can’t. I have to trust my instincts, and my instincts are telling me to lay off all food until I feel better.”   “But today we just clim

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The trek in the Himalayas: Part I

I’ve tried to start this blog a number of times on this Sunday night but I just keep deleting it. How do I convey to you these last six days of trekking up in the Himalaya—six of the most stunning

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Trekking: 6th and final day

Images from our last day of this magnificent trek through the Annapurna Range of the Himalayas.

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Trekking: Day 5

Here are photos from our day of descending from 9,000 to 5000 feet, a descent that brought us all types of vistas and vegetation.

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Trekking: Day 4

On this day we began our gradual descent from the highest point, Poon Hill, that began with clear skies and stunning views of the Annapurna Range, that turned into fog the lower we descended.

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Trekking: Day 3

On this day we hiked 400 meters to the highest point on the trek, Poon Hill, sitting at 10,500 feet. From here the views of the Annapurna range are magnificent.

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Trekking: Day 2

Photos from our second day in the Himalayas. On this day we hiked up stone step after stone step--3500 steps, in fact, as we rose to nearly 10,000 feet in the village of Ghorapani.

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Trekking the Himalayas

Photos from the first of our six-day trek in the Himalayas.

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A Break in the blog

We’ll be on a trek from December 3rd to… well, we don’t know how long but possibly as late as December 10th. During that time we won’t have any electricity or internet service,

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Pokhara

Some images from the town of Pokhara, the jumping-off place for most treks into the Himalayas.

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Waiting to trek

The world tour has ground to a halt.   We’re a hundred miles to the west of Kathmandu in a town called Pokhara, the jumping-off place for most of the hiking treks in the Himalaya Mountains. Our

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Kathman-Don’t Mind if I-Du

    When we began planning this adventure a year ago, I made it known that I wanted to see Nepal or Tibet. More specifically, I felt like being so close to the Himalaya and not going there w

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Kathmandu to Pokhara

We rode a bus for 8 hours through the lower Himalayas to the city of Pokhara, the place to begin our 7-day trek through the mountains.

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Kathmandu

Here are images from our flight into Kathmandu, Nepal, and then our two days there. Most of the images are of the Monkey Temple and the Boudhanath Stupa, the center of Tibetan Buddhism in Nepal. In a

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Digging the Du

We can’t help it.   We humans are all about comparison, all about understanding something new based on the recently old. Allen likes his new Harley because it rides more smoothly than last year