After a day in Kathmandu, I said goodbye to C and made my way to Chitwan National Park. After another deeeelightful bus journey that was supposed to take five hours but took nine, I finally made it to my destination. It was hot, humid and nowhere as busy as Kathmandu! I liked it already. Chitwan … Continue reading Heading to Chitwan National Park
This morning was an early start. C and I had to be at the bus station 6:15am for our bus to Pokhara and after a pretty cruisy couple of days, it was a bit hard to function at this hour of the morning. Thankfully the bus station was easy to find and by 6:30am we … Continue reading Peaceful Pokhara
Today is was time to play tourist properly and escape the busy streets of Kathmandu to see more of the area. B, C and myself hired a driver for the day, which cost about $AUD5 each and were escorted out of the city. We left at 8am and it was still ridiculously hot. Thankfully our … Continue reading Discovering Kathmandu Valley
Back into the craziness Kathmandu and it wasnt long before I was wishing I was still high in the mountains where it was a bit cooler and quieter! Kathmandu is a dusty, hot jumble of people, motorbikes and stray dogs. After being in a car-free environment for almost two weeks, it was a bit of … Continue reading Exploring Old Kathmandu
Before we left for Base Camp, our lead guide Dawa had said that reaching Base Camp would change your life. He hadn't elaborated much on it, but his words lingered on my mind as we hiked back to Gorak Shep from Base Camp. Had it changed my life? Not yet I didn't think. I was … Continue reading Better than EBC – The hike to Kala Patthar
Today is the day! The big one! The one we have all been waiting for - BASE CAMP DAY! It was a little bittersweet to be honest, we'd come so far not just physically but mentally and now the whole reason was that we were here was finally upon us. I kind of wanted it … Continue reading EBC Trek – BASE CAMP DAY!!!!
After a relaxing day yesterday we were ready and firing to go to Lobuche. It had been a long afternoon yesterday and most of us were just eager to get even further into the trek. We left Dingboche around 8am and headed off the same direction as yesterday - up. Once we climbed a little … Continue reading EBC Trek – Dingboche to Lobuche