After a good overnight rest at Tolka, my guide and I followed our daily routine and started our hike early towards the destination of the day- the town of Duerali. I think he get so used to my daily questioning about the trail, whether if it’s going to be easy or difficult. So instead of […]Read more "Take Only Photographs, Leave only Footprints: The Final Leg, Day Six Hiking in Nepal"
My sun burned face is not Japanese, Korean or Chinese, I am a Nepali for everyone from day one. The village people are so fond of me. They always asked my guide if I am Nepali, then I wittingly joke to them that I am and in fact I belong to the Gurung Caste. The […]Read more "I Belong to the Gurung Caste: Day Five Hiking in Nepal"
A bowl of muesli and fruits for breakfast served by my Nepali brother, I am freshly showered, energized and ready to leave the village of Tadapani and take on another 6 hours up and down walk across the mountain villages. According to my guide today will be an easy walk downhill, with an additional encouragement […]Read more "Dear Trekker’s, Your Donation is Education: Day Four Hiking in Nepal"
After thirty minutes break at Gurung Hill its time to head back to the trail… The succeeding hike remains to be both easy and pleasant. Any trail surrounded by trees is good for me and to make thing even better for most part it is a walk downhill. With residue of light snowfall on the […]Read more "Prayer Flags and Coffee Breaks: From Ghorepani to Tadapani, Day Three Hiking in Nepal"
My backpack and I are now officially one entity. It is a part of me and I have the utmost belief that I could possibly do anything with this excess baggage on my back. Another six hours hike I needed to endure, with my aching body partially rested from an overnight stay at the village […]Read more "Clear Skies and Snow Capped Annapurna Mountains at Gurung Hill: Beginning of Day Three Hiking in Nepal"
After a thirty minutes rest, Sujan and I began our ascend to Poon Hill. Like many other hikers resting at the village of Ghorephani, our aim is to end the day with a sunset view of Annapurna Mountain Range, so we need to hurry up to reach the peak just on time. The path is […]Read more "“Duniya ko Mathhi” (On Top of The World) at Poon Hill, Nepal"
My sleeping bag is now my best friend. It is my cocoon, it is my home away from home, and without it I don’t know how I can even rest. The mountain teahouse were we spent the night is acceptably clean though the weather was freezing cold and showering on rather lukewarm water did not […]Read more "Nepalese Kids and Mountain Villages: From Ullire to Ghorephani, Day Two Hiking in Nepal"
It has been months since my last hike in Japan and soon I will be fulfilling one of my lifelong dream, that is to trek across one of the world best hiking destination, Nepal. With much enthusiasm and fear, I choose the simplest route out of all the available hiking trip and that will be […]Read more "Guides, Porter and Teahouses: From Pokhara to Ullire, Day One Hiking in Nepal"