November 20, 2019

Day 19 Tatopani – Ghorepani

Tatopani lies beside the Kali Gandaki river. Ghorepani lies atop a hill. And when I say hill, I mean just over two Ben Nevis’ stacked on top of each other. Between them, as we would soon discover is a staircase – actual steps all the way up....

November 4, 2019

Day 17 - Kalopani - Tatopani

We wake up at the foot of a beautifully clear Dalaugiri, thankfully we remain unmolested by the cabbage zombies that Susan had feared.  I exit the room and walk the short distance along the balcony to the shared sink to clean my teeth. And t...

August 14, 2019

Day 14: The Thorung La Pass

For the past few months I have been worrying about the seemingly random nature of altitude sickness and how my body would react and how it would affect the trip. I’ve also researched the severity of the trek across the pass, reports ranging f...

June 30, 2019

Day 11: Tilicho Base Camp – Sri Karka – Thorung Pedi High Camp

It’s 9.30am and I’m sat in the bright teahouse in Sri Karka we passed two days ago. I’ve just been offered lunch, which just three hours after a huge bowl of porridge is a stretch too far. So I sit and wait...

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