Category Archive: Nepal

Kathmandu, Nepal (Second Visit)

I had only one goal when I returned to Kathmandu after my trek:  get a travel visa for India.  And get it quickly.  Marie was scheduled to arrive in Goa on the morning… Continue reading

Trekking near Annapurna and Dhaulagiri, Nepal, Part 3

Day 7 – Swanta (2400m) to Kindu (2350m) back to Swanta (2400m) We started our morning by saying goodbye to Tato and Ursus.  They both had to leave early to catch flights in… Continue reading

Trekking near Annapurna and Dhaulagiri, Nepal, Part 2

Day 4 – Bsailiksarka (3600m) to Khopra Ridge (3660m) Clouds prevented us from seeing the mountains when we first reached Bsailiksarka, but the sky cleared overnight and the views before dawn were incredibly… Continue reading

Trekking near Annapurna and Dhaulagiri, Nepal, Part 1

Day 1 – Nayapul (1100m) to Kimche (2250m) It was mid-morning before a minivan arrived to take us from Pokhara to the starting point of our 10-day trek.  By then we’d gathered the… Continue reading

Pokhara, Nepal

Early Friday morning I went to the Trek Nepal travel agency to meet Bharat, our guide, and three of the other travelers in our trekking group:  Elie, a 56-year-old from Belgium, and Shawn… Continue reading

Kathmandu, Nepal

I’m not normally one to take photos out of airplane windows, but my first glimpse of the Himalayas convinced me to make an exception.  My nose had been buried in a book and… Continue reading