The flight from Chengdu to Lhasa was cool – crossing over the Tibetan Plateau – the snow-capped, glacier-ridden mountains slowly coming into view through the cloud cover. Getting to the airport early had paid off – I was able to secure a window seat (13A) for both legs. Next to me were two Kiwis living […]
I’ve come down from the mountains in the Annapurna region of Nepal after a 10-day trek. It was by far the hardest physical experience of my life, and required quite a bit of mental stamina too. I accomplished my goal of having a fun time trekking around the highest mountain range in the world, though […]
Dear readers, You may have picked up that I schedule posts (about a week) ahead of time. This allows me to enter a new country and get acclimated (financially, physically, emotionally, etc.) before sitting down at a computer. I’ve fallen a bit behind, and am a few days from leaving on a 10-14 day trek […]
Reaching mainland Asia on my ’round the world trip meant I needed to start thinking about what I was going to do for my Nepal trek.
While planning for his RTW trip, Dave considers picking a trek in Nepal, with Annapurna Circuit and Everest Base Camp being lead contenders.
I made a noteworthy change to the early part of my ’round the world backpacking itinerary. It’s a change in route, rather than countries I intend to visit. Initially, I was planning to tour southeast Asia first, then work counterclockwise toward Tibet, Nepal, and India. The order was something along the lines of: New Zealand…Australia…Bali…Thailand…Cambodia…Vietnam…China…Tibet…Nepal…India […]