Trekking in Nepal #1: Saturday 21st/Sunday 22nd October – Nepal

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Overbooked flights and lost luggage. Not the best start.

Trekking in Nepal #2: Monday 23rd October – Nepal

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A visit to the Immigration Office, luggage found and Kathmandu awaits.

Trekking in Nepal #3: Tuesday 24th October – Nepal

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Exploring Pashupatinath, Swayambhunath and Kathmandu.

Conquering Everest: The First, The Fastest, and the Fourteen-year-old

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Whether you’re the first, the fastest or a fourtee

Trekking in Nepal – Post-Trip: Glossary

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Glossary cairn – pile of stones marking a route (‘stone man’) chorten – Tibetan stupa crevasse – dangerous cracks in a glacier dal bhat – staple meal of lentils and boiled rice drangka – stream ghat – river bank or bridge gompa – Buddhist temple (literally: ‘mediation’) himal – snowy mountains kang – mountain kharka […]

Trekking in Nepal – Post-trip: Afterward

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Afterword The word Himalaya is Sanskrit for ‘abode of snows’. It is Himalaya, by the way, and never Himalayas. Nepal’s stretch of the Himalaya includes eight peaks over 8000 metres, including the highest of them all, mighty Mount Everest. It is known to the Tibetans as Chomolongma, and to the Nepalese as Sagarmatha. There are […]

Tim and Mari’s World Tour – Nepal

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White-Water Rafting – Sun Khosi On the morning of May 28th, we set out with Equator Expeditions to begin our rafting trip on the Sun Khosi river in eastern Nepal. The river is a Class 5 white water river, that runs for over 300 km through the mountains and foothills of the Nepal Himalaya. Our […]

Full Moon at Mani Rimdu (4 of 5)

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We hiked along a wide, well-trodden path connecting Phaplu to Saleri (about forty minutes at a leisurely pace). On Saturday market day, the thoroughfare would swell with a flow of porters, merchants carrying produce, monks riding horseback, and local townsfolk, but this day, we had most of the road to ourselves. We followed its dips […]

Full Moon at Mani Rimdu (3 of 5)

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The Hotel del Sherpa, our home base for the next six days, brought eclecticism to new heights of grandeur. A cross between a four star Swiss ski resort and a painstakingly frescoed Buddhist monastery, this lodge embraced the best of spiritual aura and creature comforts – woodburning stoves and a fireplace in the main living/dining […]

Full Moon at Mani Rimdu (1 of 5)

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Chris Card Fuller hiked to the Chiwong monastery i