Pokhara, located near the Annapurna range of Himalaya mountains in Nepal, is the type of town you’ll want to stay in for longer than you planned.
The Ghorepani Poon Hill trek is a 5 day hike through the lower Annapurna range. It’s relatively easy, yet offers stunning views of the Annapurna mountains.
I first learned about parahawking in 2008, when I visited Nepal’s second largest city, Pokhara (seen in the video). Parahawking was an option for tourists, but it was more expensive, so I stuck with the regular paragliding experience. It was my first time, and it felt as close to flying as I could imagine. I’ve […]
Tips on how to buy a Tibetan thangka in Nepal.
_ Watching this video stirred up my emotions. It’s funny how a simple mouse-click can whip them up so easily. It brought back a lot of memories from my 6 weeks in Nepal last year. Nepal is f*cking awesome. While I was there, I knew I wouldn’t be able to fully appreciate the experience until […]
In Nepal, I had my pick of the rivers. From day trips to 10-day expeditions, costs were low by western standards and opportunities for adrenaline rushes were high. With only two day trips to my credit, I decided to go with a 3-day trip on the holy Kali Gandaki River, which included a few Class […]
Of the 15,000+ photos I took on my trip, this is one of my favorites. Maybe it’s the zen-like smiles we are all offering the camera after three days of meditation, yoga, and Buddhist teachings from our American monk. Or the healthy effects of vegetarian meals. Or the great friendships I formed. Probably a little […]
Himalayan eagles soared around us as we caught the thermals up and made swooping turns to the left and right going down. It took a few minutes to feel comfortable in the seated position, with nothing below you but the terraced farmland. At least with skydiving you know you’re going straight down. Paragliding is all […]
Considering a trek in Nepal? Then you’ll want to read Final Thoughts – Annapurna Sanctuary Trek, which is a post I put together to wrap up my whole 10-day trekking experience in Nepal. The lessons learned section is what I wish I’d read beforehand. And not in a book, but from a regular guy like […]