Today, I had to say good-bye to Nepal. The farewell turned out to be very fitting: For nearly one hour, we flew along the Himalayas – under blue skies. The view of the seemingly endless row of snow-covered mountain peaks was simply unbelievably beautiful.
Today I visited Patan, the capital of the third former kingdom in Kathmandu Valley (along with Kathmandu and Bhaktapur). The city can best be described by a phrase that is obviously not only popular in Thailand, but also in Nepal:
same same, but different . Continue reading All good kingdoms come in threes
Actually, I wanted to go to Nagarkot today. This village is located at approximately 2,000 metres above sea level, and you are supposed to have a great view of the Himalayas from there. What is more, there are some nice hikes in the surrounding hills. However, I did not manage to get there. Still, I managed to get to a hiking trail in the end – just not the one I originally planned to. Continue reading Taking the scenic route to hiking
I spent the last five days of my stay in Nepal in Bhaktapur, one of the capitals of the former kingdoms in the Kathmandu valley – and the difference to Kathmandu could hardly be bigger! It is much quieter, much less chaotic, and has much less traffic – in short: a place to relax! Continue reading Bhaktapur, the Better Version of Kathmandu
On arrival in Kathmandu two weeks ago, I had a bit of a culture shock: The city is just so loud and chaotic! After a couple of days sightseeing, however, I sort of got used to the chaos. Still, it continues to be just that: chaos. Continue reading Kathman-HOOONK!
As already mentioned, I have been on a ten-day hike in the Annapurna region: from Birethanti via Poon Hill to the Annapurna Base Camp and back. For a considerable part, the path consisted of thousands of steps which sometimes made the walk a bit strenous. Still, it was simply fantastic! Continue reading The Stairs of
Today we reached Annapurna Base Camp. It is situated at 4,130 meters above sea level amidst numerous peaks of 6,000+ meters height – a truly breathtaking sight!
I am currently on a ten-day hike in Nepal. The first part of this hike is a classical “teahouse trek” (i.e. hiking from one tea/guest house to the next). We have been hiking through rhododendron forest and enjoyed the views of the surrounding mountains, e.g. from Poon Hill, a popular vantage point.