Week 2 – Annapurna Circuit

Week 2: 24th September – 30th September 2014 Week one was all about getting into the swing of the trek routine, getting high enough and used to all the aches and pains that come with trekking and carrying your home on your back. By week two we were all a little more comfortable walking, which…

Week 1 – Annapurna Circuit

Week one: 17th September – 23rd September 2014. These are going to be crazy long posts, even after I split it into three weekly segments. Everything is written up from my handwritten journal notes that I made as we were going. When I was planning the trek, other blogs were invaluable for getting an idea of times and…

Annapurna Circuit Trek

Just to reassure everyone checking that we are safe in Kathmandu right now. We had an amazing 23 days in the Annapurna region, going over the Thorung La Pass two weeks ago, and completing our trek on the 9th Oct. We were on our way between Pokhara and Kathmandu when the cyclone hit, well away from…

Exploring Patan, Kathmandu

Before Nim left us to go back to the UK, we made sure we had a second trip to Patan for her to spend some more time with friends there, and for the us all to explore the historical area of the Kathmandu Valley’s other city. We followed the Lonely Planet’s ‘backstreets of Patan’ tour,…

Walking from Kopan to Boudha

Ever since a doctor recommended I try meditation to reduce stress, after a rubbish year of health, I’ve been practising meditation, following the Tibetan teachings at my local FPMT school. It worked: that was over six years ago and my health has been pretty amazing, largely due to the fact that I just don’t allow myself…