Learning about the yak dung pancakes

Day 3 of Gokyo/ Everest trek – Namche Bazaar to Khunde and Khunjung We had an acclimatisation day around Namche Bazaar as we were already so high up, and once you’re above 3,000m you need to take it slow. We got a great view of the town from above as we walked up to the…

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Day 2 of Everest/ Gokyo trek – Phakding to Namche Bazaar Over dinner the night before I’d declared I was going to “do my damnedest to keep up” – and I did! We’d read in the book that after we reached Monzo/ Monjo, where you get your permits checked, there was going to be a steep…

The kooky chaos of Kathmandu airport

The evening before we were due to leave Kathmandu the guys at our hotel informed us that our flights had been moved forward an hour, which we didn’t really question at the time. However, when we showed up at the airport the women at Agri Air’s desk reviewed their print-outs and shrugged their shoulders in…

A return to civilisation?

Our first morning back in Pokhara and we met for breakfast at 8.30am, leaving Rob to his Tibetan rice wine induced hangover, and wandered down the main drag in the lake side area. We found somewhere that not only sold us illy coffee – cappachino no less – but also served brown toast, plum jam…