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"
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"
Aboard the six hours bus journey from Kathmandu I was excited to reach the town of Pokhara. I read quite a lot of positive feedback about this town, ranging from clean guesthouses (with guaranteed hot shower) and wide range of good restaurants. Apart from that, the main reason why I was really looking forward on […]Read more "Kathmandu to Pokhara Trip & Afternoons at Phewa Tal, Pokhara, Nepal"
Passing by the maze like street of Thamel, the residential area at the back and the market place, I finally emerged on a wider space of fresh air of Kathmandu’s Durbar Square. With its spectacular architecture showcasing the craftsmanship of Kathmandu Valley artists (Newa people), Durbar Square is a kingdom historically and on its present […]Read more "Courtyards, Temples and Family Time at Kathmandu Durbar Square, Kathmandu, Nepal"