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.
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 […]
Wondering what it is like to be dropped off at the starting point of a 10-day trek toward the base camp of Annapurna South (8,000-meter peak) having not gone on an overnight hike since the age of 12 twenty years earlier? I was too. I quickly learned why you don’t want to leave later than […]
Trekking in Nepal was a must-do experience for me on my trip, and while I had not gone on an overnight hike since the age of 12, I couldn’t resist the call of the Himalaya. Even though it didn’t turn out as planned, it was still the biggest adventure and most awe-inspiring scenery of my […]
Kathmandu was definitely unlike any other place I’d visited until that point, and within a few days I’d bought knock off trekking gear, developed an appreciation for milk tea, paid far too much for a rickshaw ride, and adapted to the nightly power cuts (4 hours at a time). But a long-anticipated trek in the […]