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Asia » Nepal » Annapurna » Annapurna Base Camp November 28th 2014

Ik ga de berg op een neem mee/Ich gehe den Berg hinauf und nehme mit... read more

Asia » Nepal » Annapurna » Annapurna Circuit November 23rd 2014

Meditatieloop “Een, twee, drie, vier, vijf.. Hoe hoog was de Mont blanc ook alweer? Oei! Opnieuw beginnen. Een, twee, drie, vier.” Deze loop hebben we de meditatieloop genoemd. In het land waar Buddha geboren is, liepen we berg af om de rivier over te steken en dan weer verder berg op. Soms zijn er trappen, een heleboel trappen. Twee duizend treden omlaag, twee duizend omhoog. Door te tellen hebben we ons er niet alleen doorheen geslagen, ook hebben kwamen we innerlijk tot rust. Dat ging goed in een gebied waar geen auto’s zijn en weinig elektriciteit. Koude nachten Overdag is het warm, heet. ‘s Middags liepen we nog in de jungle, maar ‘s avonds als de schaduwen langer worden bijt ook de koude zich richting het bot. De spaarzame elektriciteit wordt alleen gebruikt om te verlichten. ... read more
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Asia » Nepal » Annapurna November 23rd 2014

De kippen waren niet zo geinteresseerd als de hond. Als mascotte hebben we van Lilian de "Lucky Mountain Buddha" gekregen, ten minste zo noemen de Nepalezen hem. De Amerikanen noemde hem "The Golden Startrooper", fronzend omdat hij van goud is. Buddha of Startrooper, wat je geloof ook mag zijn, hierbij de foto's. Der Hund fand ihn spannender als die Huehner. Die Nepalesen nennen ihn "Lucky Mountain Buddha", die Amerikaner "The Golden Startrooper" und wundern sich darueber dass er golden ist. Wie er auch heisst, es hat schon viel erlebt, unser Maskottchen von Lilian.... read more
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Asia » Nepal » Annapurna » Annapurna Circuit November 13th 2014

Circuitul Annapurna se afla printre primele zece circuite de trekking din lume. Traseul cunoscut sub acest nume se afla in zona muntoasa din centrul Nepalului, Asia. Traseul urca pana la 5400 m in Pasul Thorung La si atinge marginea Podisului Tibetan. In luna noiembrie a anului 2014 am parcurs circuitul Annapurna impreuna cu alti patru romani impatitimiti ai muntelui (doua femei si trei barbati). Reunirea echipei s-a facut in Kathmandu, capitala Nepalului. Pregatirea fizica a fost individuala. Parcurgerea traseului a durat 20 de zile (20 noiembrie – 09 decembrie). In a patra zi ni s-a alaturat un turist italian pentru o perioada de 7 zile. Peisajul montan de pe traseu include Masivul Annapurna (Annapurna I-IV), Dhaulagiri, Machhapuchhre, Manaslu, Gangapurna si Vf. Tilicho. ... read more
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Asia » Nepal » Annapurna November 4th 2014

Das Paradies Nach den eher anstrengenden zwei Wochen in Indien, kommt uns Nepal vor wie ein Paradies auf Erden. Es ist hier ruhiger. Die Menschen sind sehr freundlich, hilfsbereit und immer am lachen- sogar einen Haufen Gras den Berg hinauftragend. Die Luft ist frisch, alles ist grün und die Berge ragen als weiße Riesen in den Himmel. Die fröhlichen Nepalesen lieben ihr idyllisches Land und sind stolz darauf. Jedoch ist die Unzufriedenheit gegenüber der Regierung gross und die jungen gut ausgebildeten Leute geben ihr Bestes um nach Europa oder Amerika gehen zu können. Die Chancen im eigenen Land einen guten Job zu finden ohne spezielle Kontakte ist fast unmöglich. Zweimal am Tag, zu unterschiedlichen Zeiten geht in ganz Nepal der Strom aus. (Der Fernseher läuft weiter, denn für die wichtigsten Geräte haben sie einen zusätzlichen Akku ... read more
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Asia » Nepal » Annapurna October 9th 2014

October 9th - Trek Ghandruk to Syauli Bazaar - Tata bus to Nayapul - Jeep to Pokhara We sadly said our goodbyes to Stuart and the boys and then packed for our final day of trekking :-( We had decided to trek about 2 hours to the tiny village of Syauli Bazaar where we would then decide whether to continue walking back to Nayapul or grab transport to take us back. It would depend upon what the path was like after Syauli. I must say that for our last day of trekking the views were outstanding! Behind us we'd get our last glimpses of the gorgeous peaks and in front we had the most green, beautiful, terraced rice paddies leading down to the edge of the valley. The steps wound down through the paddies with a ... read more
Ghandruk to Syauli Bazar
Ghandruk to Syauli Bazar
Ghandruk to Syauli Bazar

Asia » Nepal » Annapurna October 8th 2014

October 8th - Tadopani (2630m) to Ghandruk (1940m) - descent of 690m We left Tadopani this morning knowing we had an easy, pretty much all down hill trek, to the lovely Ghurung viallage of Ghandruk. We said our goodbyes to the staff at Magnificient View and headed off for what would end up being about 3 hours of walking. The path started descending straight away, with small ups and downs along another goat trail through the jungle. We now had the mountains behind us and would soon begin to have views of the gorgeous valley we were descending into instead. After a while we hit steps again and started to descend steeply. I was so glad at this point that we were going down and not up! We had jungle on either side and hoped to ... read more
On the way to Ghandruk
Ghandruk
Ghandruk

Asia » Nepal » Annapurna » Annapurna Base Camp October 7th 2014

Current mood: in need of a massage xx Panoramic images above include Pokhara Lake, and three views from the top at Annapurna Base Camp. Waking for the Red eye Boat on Koh tao was a new experience to me. Usually I would leave on a night boat to drag out my stay to the bitter end, but we had upgraded from the title of Scabby Backpackers to that of ‘FLASHPACKERS’ and had booked a 2000bht flight instead of a 1800bht bus from Surrat Thani to Kuala Lumpur. Coming down the steps from our home of two months had seemed easier than I thought and to further our ease MR ANTAL Canadian Born and Raised was waiting for us in the Selang (bike with metal cage attached to its side with wheels) Was great working with you ... read more
the Mountains in the distance
the beginning before a bus ride
trail entrance

Asia » Nepal » Annapurna » Annapurna Circuit June 6th 2014

Non gogoa, han zangoa - Basque proverb There are situations of change in life. I don’t know how else to speak my mind. Just imagine: you are in a bar on a Friday night. It’s crowded as hell and the volume of the music is so high that you have to yell to people that are just a foot away from you. Everyone around is talking loudly and you’re laughing your ass off at some stupid joke that your mate hadjust told and… …and the power goes off. Everyone shuts up and looks around like there’s something wrong. Silence. You know that feeling? I had never trekked before in my life. So when the idea of climbing up to the Annapurna Base Camp was presented to me, it was too tempting to say no ... read more

Asia » Nepal » Annapurna » Annapurna Base Camp April 5th 2014

I woke in the dark. Alex and I climbed the small hill to await the sun and the parting of the clouds. When I walked up the hill there was a small shrine, prayer flags and Buddhist temple. I left a postcard to my other self and I wrote my wanderings down. It said something of the physical planes I had ventured through to reach this the furthest height I had attained in my somewhat short life. I had an extra passport photo and placed it in the shrine as a commemoration and return to my birthland. I was trying to remember being born. No luck. Then I shivered and waited for the sun to break through. It was like watching a sporting event; others were cheering as the clouds broke and formed again. The sun ... read more
The Peace
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