Trek over the passes Renjo La, Cho La and Kongma La to Everest Basecamp, and to vantage points such as Gokyo Ri, Ngozumba Tse, Kala Patthar and Chhukhung Ri.
The Langtang Valley, in the mountain range closest to Kathmandu, is the destination of this popular trek in Nepal. Vantage points such as Tsergo Ri, Kyanjin Ri and Morimoto Base Camp are worthwhile, with views of large glaciers and some six-thousand-metre peaks. A side trip leads to the Gosainkund mountain lakes.
In 13 months through Asia: temples and forts, beaches and volcanoes, mountains and gorges… India Landing in Mumbai ⋅ Goa ⋅ Kerala ⋅ The Indian Restaurant ⋅ Temple, Temple, Tamil Nadu ⋅ Give me school-pen! ⋅ Hampi ⋅ Hyderabad ⋅ Ellora and Ajanta ⋅ Gujarat ⋅ Udaipur ⋅ Mount Abu ⋅ Jodhpur ⋅ Jaisalmer ⋅ … Continue reading “13 months as a backpacker through Asia”
The beautiful royal cities in the Kathmandu Valley in Nepal
This national park lies in the lowlands, on the fringe of the Ganges plain. From a canoe I see marsh crocodiles and the long-billed gavials, as well as various birds. The jungle walk was less impressive, but at least we saw deer, a king cobra and (through binoculars) a sloth bear trolling in a clearing … Continue reading “Chitwan”
Views of the Himalayas from Nepal’s trekking capital
Trek (3 weeks) around the Annapurna Massif (Annapurna Cirquit) and up to Annapurna Base Camp (Nepal)
Ten years ago, the CPN (Maoist) surprised the world by declaring a “Peoples War” and launching thousands of attacks on police stations in a short period of time. Today, the guerrillas control large parts of the country, especially in the west. And even in the capital, government buildings are blown up from time to time. … Continue reading “Not a dinner party: civil war in Nepal”
Pagodas, temples, squares and alleys