Nepal
Solukhumbū

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23 travelers at this place:

  • Day19

    Hub-schrab-schrab

    May 26 in Nepal

    Lukla Airport...keine Flüge seit 5 Tage...ich will hier RAUS!!!!! Es stehen weitere Abenteuer an, ich stinke, will duschen und zurück in die Zivilisation. Wir sind 4...die ersten 2 kommen am Vormittag raus. Warten...new news, Bijay? Hmmmmm, wait...
    Dann geht alles schnell, auf zum Heliport, kurz die Kreditkarte im Handheldterminal (is klar, ne?!) belasten, wir (Taru und ich) sind zusammen mit zwei Indern, einer US Frau und einem Französischen Indonesier ....und weg. Zurück nach Kathmandu, finally glad 😬Read more

  • Day5

    Runter kommen sie alle

    May 12 in Nepal

    I survived Lukla Airport! :) Die Twinotter hat uns an den Start gebracht, einen ersten Blick in der Himalaya gegeben und das Tor zur einem weiteren Abenteuer geöffnet. Der erste Trek Tag ist vorbei, es ging hauptsächlich bergab, ein erster Vorgeschmack kommt morgen. Das ständige Trinken (4-5l Wasser) nervt ein wenig, muss ja irgendwie auch wieder raus. Heute die erste Teahouse Nacht auf 2700m Hoehe, schon ein wenig kalt ...aber da kommt ja noch einiges mehrRead more

  • Day86

    Mount Everest

    September 30 in Nepal

    Absolutely breathtaking (and a with filter because taking pictures out of the plane windows was hard).

    While the flight was just one hour and quite costly, it was totally worth it. Flying over those mountaintops, seeing just how large they are. The clouds moving in-between the peaks. Ahh it was amazing!

  • Day140

    At the bottom of the top

    December 1, 2016 in Nepal

    I'm too tired to write a long post. Most challenging day. We got close to the bottom of Mount Everest. Here, the altitude was getting to me. 5300m today. Sleeping at 4900m. Hiking was strenuous, every step takes all of your concentration. Now I'm ready for a long long sleep.

  • Day4

    Day 1 Lukla to Phakding

    December 30, 2016 in Nepal

    An early start from the hotel turned into a very late start from the airport with delays after delays.
    The plane trip was awesome, at times flying over the tops of smaller mountains by 100m and then landing on a tiny runway that ends straight into the side of the mountain.
    From Lukla we walked about two and a half hours to Phakding and our first teahouse. It is much more substantial than I expected.Read more

  • Day135

    Up, up, up

    November 26, 2016 in Nepal

    What a fantastic day! I'm completely beat from some of the steepest trails I've ever been on. Always hiking right on the edge of the mountain, the views were incredible. I'm now in villages that are solely accessible by foot or helicopter. And many porters and mules crossed out path again.

    Most beautiful moment of the day: I made jokes with three extremely shy Nepali kids and ended up sharing my breakfast with them, opening up and laughing together :)

    Here's a 360° view of a tea house kitchen where we shared lunch with a local family http://bit.ly/2gyTDl0 unfortunately they moved so you can't really see them but you get a sense for the inside of the local houses
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  • Day133

    One jeep, twelve people

    November 24, 2016 in Nepal

    I think today was the craziest and most exciting drive of my life. At 5 in the morning, my guide Ganesh and I began our 12-hour odyssey through the Nepalese countryside. It was out of an adventure book: 12 people in a 8-person vehicle, all our backpacks tired up on the top rack, bumpy roads that lead you directly through rivers and right along steep, steep mountains. Only missing were 12 chickens on our laps to make the picture complete ;-)

    The landscape is absolutely beautiful - mountains, windy roads and small villages on the slopes wherever you look.

    We got to Salleri in the late afternoon and hiked for one short hour to a charming little tea house and family home, where we will stay tonight. Before dinner, I got to do some reading and math homework with my new friend Soman.
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  • Day138

    Crossing the 4000m mark

    November 29, 2016 in Nepal

    Of course there's not an actual mark, but I knew we'd get to 4000 just before our tea house, which is at 4070 ;-) I can tell the altitude a bit as I'm going slower than usual, especially steep inclines take more time than they would otherwise. But we're in no rush and got to our destination around 3pm.

    We had a fantastic day! So many beautiful views, some even of Mount Everest (picture 4). Picture 5 shows you the last 40 minutes of our hike to our little tea house, which is the last building on the hilltop, where I'm chilling and writing this as you can see in picture 6 :-)Read more

  • Day142

    Tailwind trails

    December 3, 2016 in Nepal

    The morning was crazy windy, but as it was a tailwind, we did not complain and made our way south https://goo.gl/photos/LL2ierEhGg1Qinwu9

    Today was definitely one of the most scenic days! We took a less-travelled route going west, leading along a cliff with spectacular views and with a few mountain goats, joining us on the trail :) We got to Phortse in the early afternoon and since it was a beautiful sunny day, I finally got to do all my laundry. And had great chats with the teahouse owners who became so wealthy since the tourists started coming to their region, they sent all their 4 kids to college in the US. Interesting stories: these people live 2-3 days walking from the next airport and 5-6 days from the next bus stop. What a life!Read more

  • Day141

    Fleeing elevation :)

    December 2, 2016 in Nepal

    Starting today, we're going downhill and my headache is thanking me! The fast and steep incline above 5000m yesterday was a bit too much... ;)

    We got to our guest house in the early afternoon and took a half rest day. Most of the afternoon, I played Nepali, Swiss and German card games with fellow hikers and guides. Feeling great and energized again!

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