For the first time ever, I have to cancel a whole trip: Originally, I planned to travel to Bhutan in early April. However, the current situation with COVID-19 makes this trip impossible. Continue reading Bhutan has to wait
For two weeks, I was hiking in the Annapurna region (on a group tour). After that, I explored Kathmandu valley for just under a week (on my own).
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.
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.