A year on the road and counting.
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Posts Tagged 'Nepal'
Tags: Adventure, Backpacker, Backpacking, EBC, Hasselblad, India, Journey, Matthew Kovacs, Nepal, Pakistan, Peshawar, Photography, Review, Tibet
A year on the road and counting.
Tags: Backpacker, blogsherpa, Canon G9, Kathmandu, Kathmandu Guest House, Nepal, Thamel, Tourist, Travel
Kathmandu Guest House is a polished-come-chaotic type of place, smack bang in the middle of Thamel, it’s the landmark that everyone knows.
Its glory days as hub of backpacker accommodation are well over, senior citizens and Intrepid Tour groups now seem to dominate, but if you can score one of the handful of $8 rooms available, it’s still a good deal.
KGH secret rooftop that most never find.
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Tags: Adventure, Backpacker, Backpacking, blogsherpa, Canon G9, Carhartt, Journey, Kali Gandaki, Matthew Kovacs, Nepal, Pokhara, Rafting, Travel, Whitewater
“The Kali Gandaki River runs through the deepest valley in the world, between the towering Himalayan giants of Dhaulagiri (8167m) and Annapurna (8092m)..This is one of Nepal’s best wild whitewater rivers.”
And so it was.
Tags: Backpacker, Bus, Kathmandu, Nepal, Pokhara, Travel, Water
Solving the age old ‘where to put my big water bottle’ annoyance.
Kathmandu – Pokhara Bus
Even if the 8 hr bus ride did turn into 14 hrs..
Tags: Adventure, Backpacker, Backpacking, blogsherpa, Canon G9, China, Hasselblad, Journey, Land Cruiser, Lhasa, Matthew Kovacs, Nepal, Tibet, Tour, Travel
In the travel world, to get where you want to go, sometimes tours are the only option.
There are places that simply don’t allow solo travel, Saudi Arabia is one of those places, Bhutan is one of those places, Tibet is one of those places.
Tags: Backpacker, blogsherpa, Canon G9, Holga, Matthew Kovacs, Nepal, Swimming Pool, Travel, Yak & Yeti
Kathmandu is a long way from the beach, the showers in most guest houses are mis-directed needles of water, and solid blue sky’s show no sign of rain any time soon.
The only real way to get wet is the local swimming pool.
But there isn’t one.
We make our way to the other side of town, out of the backpacker digs and into the 5 star strip.
Gliding past reception and security, navigating through a massive interior, eventually finding what we came for.
Today was the Yak & Yeti. The sun burn was worth it.
Tags: Adventure, Backpacking, blogsherpa, Canon G9, EBC, Everest, Everest Base Camp, Hasselblad, Journey, Kala Patthar, Matthew Kovacs, Nepal, Trekking
I’m not sure when it was I decided I was going to Mt. Everest, Nepal has never been a must visit for me, and Edmon Hillary was never an idol. More realistically I think in planning for the trip my thought process was something like this (as studies Atlas):
“So I’ll fly into Delhi, then make my way down to Paki.. Shit, Nepal’s right next to India.. Shit Everest is in Nepal.. should do that then”
I brought hiking boots the next day and that was that.
I fly into Lukla (2840m), one of the highest airports in the world. The runway is a strip carved into the side of a mountain. Its also short, real short, as soon as the wheels touch the ground the pilots on the handbrake so he doesn’t concertina the thing into the rock face at the end.
Last year a pilot misjudged the landing and flew straight into the mountain, everyone was killed, the wreckage is in the jungle at the bottom.
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