Adventure

Prayer flags above Machhermo in Nepal

Contemplation at 4500m: Machhermo, Nepal

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This is day 12 of my 24 day trek through the Khumbu region of Nepal -> View all posts for this trek Today would be a short day of trekking as I was now above 4000 metres and needed to make sure that I ascended slowly for acclimatisation purposes. Although Gokyo was in easy reach, it… Read More

View of the village of Mong La in Nepal

Trekking from Namche to Dole in Nepal

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This is day 11 of my 24 day trek through the Khumbu region of Nepal -> View all posts for this trek From Namche Bazaar, the way to Everest takes you back across the Dudh Kosi to the village of Tengboche, before heading up the valley of the Imja Khola and Khumbu Khola. Instead of taking this… Read More

View of Mount Everest from the Hotel Everest View in Nepal

The Stunning Mountain Scenery Around Namche Bazaar, Nepal

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This is day 10 of my 24 day trek through the Khumbu region of Nepal -> View all posts for this trek When you reach Namche Bazaar during a trek to Everest Base Camp in Nepal, it is important to stop for an extra day to acclimatize before continuing on up to the higher altitudes. This… Read More

Stupa and view of Thamserku in Benkar

Into the heart of the Khumbu: Namche Bazaar

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This is day 9 of my 24 day trek through the Khumbu region of Nepal -> View all posts for this trek It was a cool but pleasant morning in Phakding as I started out for another day of trekking in the Khumbu region of Nepal. A little bit of fog was hanging around the valley but… Read More

Walking past a mani wall and chorten on the trek from Surkhe to Phakding in Nepal

Along the Dudh Kosi Valley to Phakding, Nepal

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This is day 7 and 8 of my 24 day trek through the Khumbu region of Nepal -> View all posts for this trek I awoke to a foggy morning in Bupsa. The cloud that had come in the day before still hung around the village and the valley below, blocking any views that might be… Read More

The village of Khari Khola in Nepal

Trekking from Nunthala to Bupsa in Nepal

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This is day 6 of my 24 day trek through the Khumbu region of Nepal -> View all posts for this trek November is festival time in Nepal and the Tihar festival was in full swing while I was trekking along the trail from Jiri to Lukla. In the village of Nunthala, where I stayed for the… Read More

A porter resting on the Bhandar to Sete trek in Nepal

Traversing the Lamjura La in Nepal

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This is day 3 and 4 of my 24 day trek through the Khumbu region of Nepal It appears that trekking in the Himalayas, at least on the Jiri to Lukla trail, is all about climbing in and out of deep valleys via high mountain passes. It is what I had been doing for the first… Read More

View from Deurali Pass in Nepal

Across the Deurali Pass to Bhandar, Nepal

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This is day 2 of my 24 day trek through the Khumbu region of Nepal. The climb began immediately, my legs barely warmed up and my muscles slightly stiff from the prior day's walk and short rest at my first teahouse on the trek. I was hoping that my belly full of Tibetan bread and scrambled… Read More

Hazy valley view near Jiri, Nepal

The Journey Begins: Trekking from Jiri to Shivalaya in Nepal

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This is day 1 of my recent 24 day trek through the Khumbu region of Nepal I looked out at the hazy view before me, the surprisingly hot sun shining down on the damp earth and lifting a mist up from the ground to shroud the mountains and valleys. I stood amongst fields of millet and not… Read More

Glacier, mountain and lake view from Gokyo Ri, Nepal

Travellers, it’s time to return to Nepal

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As most of you will know, unless you live under a rock, Nepal was hit by a 7.8 magnitude earthquake in April 2015. The quake devastated the country. Thousands of people died. Others lost their homes and businesses. Important religious sites and monuments that have stood for hundreds of years were reduced to piles of… Read More

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