Dhawalāgiri Zone

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  • Day30

    Day 11 Ghara to Chitre

    June 18 in Nepal

    We woke this morning and Lila enjoyed a fire cooked corn with the other children before they got ready for school. It was another day of uphill walking, ascending roughly another 500-600m in altitude to about 2300m over 8-9km. Lila's amazing walking yesterday, didn't seem to transfer to this morning, however it may have been leaving new friends. There was lovely walking through forests and sometimes what seemed like never ending stone stairs. Lila We passed 2 villages were were hoping to stop at for the night, however being the off season they didn't have any guesthouses open, so we continued onto Chitre where we found a fancy (for this part of the world) hotel.Read more

  • Day24

    Day 5 Jomsom to Kagbeni

    June 12 in Nepal

    Today we left for a morning of trekking leaving Jomsom towards Kagbeni. Passing amazing arid surrounding with lots of stones and rocks (macapaca would be in heaven) and the occasional lush green apple orchard and always surrounded by beautiful mountains. We crossed small parts of the river bed, climbed and descended different paths and saw horses and donkeys. It was nice to arrive in Kagbeni, an amazing old Tibetan town.Read more

  • Day21

    We visited the local temple in Galeshaw which is apparently a sacred pilgrimage site. We saw 3 buses in a row come (which made us excited that we wouldn't need to wait too long for the bus) only to find they were buses coming specifically for this temple. We waited some more...and then decided to get a bus going back to Beni for a better chance to get our bus to Tatopani. As we got into Beni there was of course a bus leaving for where we wanted to go, so we hopped on this bus and experienced more bumpy ride to get to Tatopani. We wanted to do some walking today, however I had little energy after not eating a huge amount in the past 24hrs, so we stopped and also changed our trekking plans with the amount of time we have plus the road conditions with the beginning of monsoon season setting in.Read more

  • Day28

    Day 9 Jomsom to Tatopani

    June 16 in Nepal

    Bumpity bump and more bumpy than a camel ride can describe our bus trip down to Tatopani today. Taking 5-6hrs to cover 55km on what in some sections could barely be described as road. We had an hour stop for some 'road works', which generally means fixing the road after a landslide. Saw a herd of goats pass in front of the bus, including one goat which had literally just given birth. Drove through lots of running water (which Lila found very amusing). And the bumpy ride must have been somewhat rythmic, as Lila also managed to sleep for a short period!Read more

  • Day29

    Day 10 Tatopani to Ghara

    June 17 in Nepal

    We had a huge day today, Lila walked the entire walk by herself without asking for a lift :) and she chose a good day to do it, it was around 5km uphill ascending 500m in altitude. Our game was to guess what thing we would see next, and it was nice that it was more likely to pass cows or horses instead of a truck or jeep. When we climbed the main ascent, we were treated to some easier walking towards the top of the hill and passing hills would open up lovely views of the next hills with a sprinkling of houses or villages. We finally reached the village of Ghara that we would spend the night. We found a sweet simple guesthouse and Lila was so excited to find other children here that she spent the rest of the afternoon running around with them, whilst we were tired from the days walk. Lila decided the wanted to shower like the other girl and washed under the tap if very cold mountain water and we had our first taste of yak cheese which Lila instantly loved and were treated to amazing home cooking for our dinner of potato cheese momos and fried potato with tomato and cheese.Read more

  • Day24

    Day 5 Kagbeni

    June 12 in Nepal

    After finding a nice place to stay and a shower and rest, we headed out to explore the old town of Kagbeni. There is an old Tibetan monestary and a very old part of town with amazing old stone walls, old wooden doors and people with amazing character in their faces just about town. We had a nice tea at a cute old tea shop, watched people coming home in the afternoon after working the wheat fields and saw a herd of long haired mountain goats pass us in the street.Read more

  • Day31

    Today we woke to a clear morning and were treated to views of the snow capped peaks of Dhaulagiri and Annapurna I mountains. We have our last day of climbing before we got to the peak at The before starting our downhill descent. Another slow few hours of climbing lots of stone stairs often being passed by groups of mules carrying building supplies or food to Ghorepani (as it can only be accessed by foot). The hard work of the mules and their herders is contrasted by the almost hypnotic and meditative sounds they make with their bells around their necks. We finally reached Ghorepani and then had a lovely simple lunch at a home restaurant and Lila had a play with their little girl and homemade swing. We decided not to stay in Ghorepani and had some tea whilst we experienced some monsoon downpour. Lila was very excited to done her wet weather gear and we started our descent through lovely forest before stopping for the night at the next village.Read more

  • Day25

    Day 6 Kagbeni to Jharkot

    June 13 in Nepal

    We left Kagbeni this morning after a yummy Tsampa porridge breakfast and followed the river upstream. We were about to head back to the road when we came across a family herding mountain goats who showed us part of the way, we saw one of their tiny day of goats and the had to climb up from the river to the road side. We were met with newly tarred road, which was odd but made for easier walking. The view was nothing short of spectacular, with huge mountain peaks all around. The road is tarred as the are a huge number of jeeps heading up to Muktinath, a holy pillgramage site for Hindus. So much of their tourism over the past 10 years has moved from trekking to Nepalese and Indian pillgrams. Lila managed to do some walking to a nice view point and we were lucky to catch a lift on the back of a tractor and then walked to what we thought was our next destination, however was the village before. We decided to rest here for the night and rethought whether we would aim for Muktinath, as this was quite an amazing old village.Read more

  • Day20

    Leaving for our trek

    June 8 in Nepal

    After a big thunder storm last night, we woke up to drizzly rain for the start of our little trekking adventure to the Annapurnas. We have decided to follow a trek we found online of a small family with a 4.5yr old in the lower Annapurna region. They did their trek over 19days, but we have about 2 weeks now. A 3-4hr bumpy bus ride, to travel around 80km, in a packed local bus took us from Pokhara to Beni. Here we learnt of the 5-6 ATMs they have, none accept MasterCard. It was my turn to experience 'delhi belly' and we did a small walk from Beni to next village Galeshaw. It started in tantrums and tears from a tired Lila (so she was on Jean's shoulders), but once we got out of the town she was happily distracted by the amazing long bridges over the river, other children along the way, goats and cows along the trail, numerous rocks and stones, finding a stick and writing her name or patterns in the dirt :)Read more

  • Day47

    Annapurna Circuit - Deel 2

    November 5, 2016 in Nepal

    4 november was de dag van de waarheid: om 4u opstaan om meer dan 1000m te stijgen naar de Thorung La Pass (5416m). De ontlading was groot: ons doel bereikt zonder hoogteziek te worden! Helaas moesten we ook nog een dikke 1600m dalen, niet zo prettig voor onze knietjes.

    Onze trekking zit er ondertussen op. Samengevat: veel ups & downs (letterlijk & figuurlijk, Laura had het met haar topconditie soms wel zwaar), enge loopbruggen over wilde rivieren, toffe & interessante mensen, dhal bhat, gezellige dorpjes en prachtige natuur!Read more

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