One night in BangkokNovember 24 in Thailand ⋅ ☀️ 32 °C
Finally arrived in Bangkok. Two weeks of travelling with my friend Nova ahead :)
Another traveller and I decided to do the Sikles trek - a very uncrowded trek leading to one of the biggest settlements of Gurung people (one of the many Nepalese ethnicities). There was very little information available about the trek, so it sounded like the right choice for us :) We simply bought a map, started the trek and quickly found out that our map was not quite accurate and that you should rather go by the people than by the map. Luckily Nepalese people are kind-hearted, friendly people and always showed us the right way when we got lost in rice fields (again).
There was literally no one we met on the trek except a group of US American missionaries. In the few guesthouses on the trek we spoke exclusively with the local Gurung people asking many questions about their traditions and customs. In Sikles we met some local tourists from the city of Pokhara: a school class and a group of royal army candidates. It was interesting to hear what they think about their country and government and why so many young, educated Nepali leave the country.
I have never been in contact with so many locals than in Nepal and I'm very glad I made this experience.
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This was a real adventure!
10 days of trekking through the Annapurna Conservation Area have come to an end (with Annapurna Base Camp as the highest point reached). The beauty of the nature and the immensity of the mountains compensated the daily struggle of trekking (and also the conditions one has to sleep and shower 😅).
It was definitely a physical challenge for me (mainly because I got a really bad cold on day 1) and I'm sure I will return because trekking is somehow a very rewarding and relaxing experience.
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It is amazing to see the whole country getting prepared for Tihar. You can see bright colours and people dancing on the street everywhere. Well, and dogs...
Heading to the mountains next to complete the Annapurna Base Camp trek (10 days).