Bistari, Bistari - Dui.... A second trip to Nepal

a trip by gillg
From: February 20th 2013
Until: May 5th 2013

A deep seated yearning to go back. A willing friend to go back with again. A supportive husband happy for me to pursue the dream. A trusty guide willing to have us back.... it's on.... Bistari, Bistari 2.0.

So, after 318 days or 45 weeks (rounded down) or 7632 hours or 457,920 minutes or 27,475,200 seconds Mary and I are going to be heading back to Nepal.

In August 2012, we formulate "The Plan" - fly to Kathmandu via Bangkok, trek the Langtang/Gosainkund Region over 19 days, trek the Upper Mustang over 14 days, spend 3 weeks volunteering in a nursing capacity and intersperse all of that with time at various other spots- organic farm accomodation, traditional home in Patan, back to the Paulines in Chandeswori, somewhere random in Pokhara after Mustang, etc, etc. There is also the possibility that we will cross paths on the Langtang Trek with the Bavarians that we met last year. Back to Bangkok for 6 nights (side trip to Chang Mai for a jungle trek anyone ?). Culminating in a return to Perth after 74 days, 10 weeks (rounded down), 1776 hours, 106,560 minutes or 6,393,600 seconds..... you get the picture.

That's the plan...

Fast forward to January 2013

There's a new plan...

Fly to Kathmandu via Bangkok, trek Everest Base Camp and Gokyo over 19 days (not Langtang), trek the Upper Mustang over 14 days (same, same), spend 2 'ish' weeks volunteering in a nursing capacity (a week less) and intersperse all of that with time at various other spots- organic farm accomodation, traditional home in Patan, back to the Paulines in Chandeswori, somewhere random in Pokhara after Mustang (same, same), BUT WAIT, THERE'S MORE - LETS ADD IN A THIRD TREK!!! Yep, hopefully going to squeeze in a 10 day Langtang at the end.

A number of things have precipitated the change in plans-

* there is now no possibility that we will cross paths on the Langtang Trek with the Bavarians that we met last year- Mr Bavarian now has a bunch of professional appointments that have meant them rescheduling Nepal to October

* a certain French friend has re-ignited our interest in the EBC thing and the thought of that very exciting Lukla flight was very hard to resist, and,

* why be content with 2 regions if you can squeeze in 3?

So, we re-negotiate the deal with our guide over a period of 8 hours, 7 emails, a grocery shopping expedition, lunch, the weeks laundry, reading a book, 2 lots of washing dishes and the making of a passionfruit cheesecake on Australia Day!

The rest of the trip is unchanged (at this point anyway ...)

Back to Bangkok for 6 nights (side trip to Chang Mai for a jungle trek anyone ?). Culminating in a return to Perth after 74 days, 10 weeks (rounded down), 1776 hours, 106,560 minutes or 6,393,600 seconds..... you get the picture.
Trip Length: 11 weeks
Blog Entries: 37
Photos: 1134
Words: 43794

Blog Entries

Date Blog Title Location
February 20th 2013 Bistari, bistari 2.0 - A second trip to Nepal Asia » Thailand » Central Thailand » Bangkok
February 21st 2013 Bistari, bistari 2.0 - A second trip to Nepal Asia » Nepal » Kathmandu » Lazimpat
February 24th 2013 Bistari, bistari 2.0 - A second trip to Nepal Asia » Nepal » Phakding
February 25th 2013 Bistari, bistari 2.0 - A second trip to Nepal Asia » Nepal » Namche
February 26th 2013 Bistari, bistari 2.0 - A second trip to Nepal Asia » Nepal » Namche
February 27th 2013 Bistari, bistari 2.0 - A second trip to Nepal Asia » Nepal » Pangboche
February 28th 2013 Bistari, bistari 2.0 - A second trip to Nepal Asia » Nepal » Dingboche
March 1st 2013 Bistari, bistari 2.0 - A second trip to Nepal Asia » Nepal » Dingboche
March 2nd 2013 Bistari, bistari 2.0 - A second trip to Nepal Asia » Nepal » Lobuche
March 3rd 2013 Bistari, bistari 2.0 - A second trip to Nepal Asia » Nepal » Gorak Shep
March 4th 2013 Bistari, bistari 2.0 - A second trip to Nepal - Gorak Shep (5160m) - Everest Base Camp (5340m) - Lobouche (4930m) Asia » Nepal » Lobuche
March 5th 2013 Bistari, bistari 2.0 - A second trip to Nepal - Lobouche (4930m) to Dzonghla (4830) Asia » Nepal » Dzonghla
March 6th 2013 Bistari, bistari 2.0 - A second trip to Nepal - Dzonghla (4830m) to Upper Pangboche (3900m) Asia » Nepal » Pangboche
March 7th 2013 Bistari, bistari 2.0 - A second trip to Nepal - Upper Pangboche to Thore (Thare?) (4290m) Asia » Nepal » Thore
March 8th 2013 Bistari, bistari 2.0 - A second trip to Nepal - Thore (4290m) to Gokyo Lake Asia » Nepal » Gokyo Lakes
March 9th 2013 Bistari, bistari 2.0 - A second trip to Nepal - Gokyo to Gokyo Ri to Gokyo (up 570m, down 570m) Asia » Nepal » Gokyo Lakes
March 10th 2013 Bistari, bistari 2.0 - A second trip to Nepal - Gokyo to Dhole (4200m) Asia » Nepal » Dhole
March 11th 2013 Bistari, bistari 2.0 - A second trip to Nepal - Dhole (4200m) to Namche Bazaar (3440m) Asia » Nepal » Namche
March 12th 2013 Bistari, bistari 2.0 - A second trip to Nepal - Namche Bazaar to Phakding Asia » Nepal » Phakding
March 13th 2013 Bistari, bistari 2.0 - A second trip to Nepal - Phakding to Lukla Asia » Nepal » Lukla
March 14th 2013 Bistari, bistari 2.0 - A second trip to Nepal - Lukla to Kathmandu for a few days then Pokhara Asia » Nepal » Kathmandu Valley
March 15th 2013 Bistari, bistari 2.0 - A second trip to Nepal - EBC Packing List Asia » Nepal » Lukla
March 16th 2013 Bistari, bistari 2.0 - A second trip to Nepal - EBC Food costs 2013 Asia » Nepal » Solukhumbu
March 18th 2013 Bistari, bistari 2.0 - A second trip to Nepal - Pokhara to Jomsom Asia » Nepal » Jomsom
March 19th 2013 Bistari, bistari 2.0 - A second trip to Nepal - Jomsom to Kagbeni Asia » Nepal » Kagbeni
March 20th 2013 Bistari, bistari 2.0 - A second trip to Nepal - Kagbeni to Chele Asia » Nepal » Chele
March 21st 2013 Bistari, bistari 2.0 - A second trip to Nepal - Chele to Syangboche Asia » Nepal » Chele
March 22nd 2013 Bistari, bistari 2.0 - A second trip to Nepal- Syangboche to Tsarang Asia » Nepal » Tsarang
March 23rd 2013 Bistari, bistari 2.0 - A second trip to Nepal - Tsarang to Lo Manthang Asia » Nepal » Lo Manthang
March 24th 2013 Bistari, bistari 2.0 - A second trip to Nepal - Lo Manthang to Chosar Valley Asia » Nepal » Lo Manthang
March 25th 2013 Bistari, bistari 2.0 - A second trip to Nepal - Lo Manthang to Ghar Gompa Asia » Nepal » Ghar Gomba
March 26th 2013 Bistari, bistari 2.0 - A second trip to Nepal - Ghar Gompa to Zhaite Asia » Nepal » Zhaite
March 27th 2013 Bistari, bistari 2.0 - A second trip to Nepal - Zhaite to Samar Asia » Nepal »  Samar
March 28th 2013 Bistari, bistari 2.0 - A second trip to Nepal - Samar to Kagbeni Asia » Nepal » Kagbeni
March 29th 2013 Bistari, bistari 2.0 - A second trip to Nepal - Kagbeni to Jomsom to Pokhara Asia » Nepal » Pokhara
April 4th 2013 Bistari, bistari 2.0 - A second trip to Nepal - Manthali Volunteering Asia » Nepal » Jiri
April 18th 2013 Bistari, bistari 2.0 - A second trip to Nepal - The Langtang Asia » Nepal » Langtang
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