Annapurna Circuit: photos
June 5, 2009

Here is a selection of photos of my Annapurna Circuit Trek. I am missing one memory card with photos taken during this trek on my Nikon D70. I am hoping that it is in our luggage still to arrive from Kathmandu. If so I will most likely add more photos to this album. Annapurna Circuit […]

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Arrived in Kathmandu
May 7, 2009

I said goodbye to Pokhara and everyone at the Chhetri / 3Sisters Guesthouse this morning and flew to Kathmandu. I am comfortably checked-in to the ‘Yak and Yeti Hotel’. Will go for lunch now and then I’m off for some sightseeing. And yes: Stephen got his call through to me yesterday evening so we were […]

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Restdays in Pokhara
May 4, 2009

As promised a bit more on the last few days. As said I finished the Annapurna Circuit yesterday, May 3rd. Which means I did it in 15 days instead of the planned 18 days (and I wasn’t the only one; lots of people do it like that). Otherwise it simply meant shorter day-hikes and a […]

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Today we hiked from Jomsom to Kalapani. Around 10:30 we stopped in a place called Tukuche and I had the best apple pie on the Circuit in a genuine Dutch Bakery! Simply delicious – with a cup of real coffee!!!!! The hiking again went well today.Unfortunately we have been hiking in a perpetual haze for […]

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Day 11: Muktinath to Jomsom
April 29, 2009

Hello all! Since I found a ‘cybercafe’ in Jomsom may as well post again! Hiked from Muktinath to Jomsom today and visited Kagbeni on the way. All is still going great! Thank you all for the comments and emails, Stephen and I both enjoy them. We get copies of the comments in our email inbox […]

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Day 10: Made it to the Pass!
April 28, 2009

I am comfortable in Muktinah after the biggest day of hiking; today was the highlight of the Circuit trek: Crossing the Thorung-La High Pass at 5416m. It was a hard day’s work but well worth it! Yesterday I made an ‘executive decision’ and told my guide that I wanted to hike up to High Camp […]

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Day 6: correction
April 25, 2009

Hey All, Not too sure whether I’ll get this post through, internet is very unreliable here in the mountains! That Ice Lake is at 4460m, not 4160; so we went up 1100m and back down again today.. very hard work. I’m beginning to feel the altitude a little. Off to Yak Kharka tomorrow and than […]

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Day 6 of Circuit Trek
April 24, 2009

Hello Everyone! This is day 6 of my Annapurna Circuit Trek and I am in Manang at about 3500m. Tomorrow will make a day hike to ‘Ice Lake’ at 4160m and then come back to Manang again. I have a lovely room with a view and private bath and shower – just about 5-star as […]

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Day 4 of Circuit Trek.
April 22, 2009

I have just finished my 4th day of hiking and all is going well! Altitude is not a factor yet as I am only at about 2650m. The weather has been good and the tea-houses comfortable. This is the first internet chance I got on the Trek; not too sure when the next time will […]

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Lazing around in Pokhara
April 18, 2009

I arrived safe and well, with all my luggage, in Pokhara yesterday and went straight to the Chhetri Sisters (3sisters) guesthouse. I was warmly welcomed back and immediately felt ‘at home’ here again. Today I am lazing around Pokhara; tomorrow I set off on my ‘Annapurna Circuit’ adventure. I expect to be able to post […]

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Checking in from Narita airport
April 16, 2009

I had a fabulous stay in Tokyo, absolutely loved it. I spent 2 days discovering different parts of the city (and I realize that I have only scratched the surface) and the 3rd day I made a daytrip to Kamakura, about 1hr outside of Tokyo. I am currently at Narita airport, waiting for my flight […]

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Day 1 in Tokyo
April 13, 2009

Arrived safe and well in my Tokyo Hotel last night. I had dinner with Patricia (my friend Olivier put us in touch) and she gave me some really good pointers: about the metro (which is fast becoming my favorite one, it’s that easy and clean), places to go and for telling me that this is […]

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Caroline’s ‘planned’ Trek itineraries
April 10, 2009

Here’s an idea of the planned itineraries for both my treks; it’s give or take a day. **Annapurna Circuit( approx 300km/187m): Start date April 19: I would like to do this in a day less (mainly to have an extra rest day between treks!), so this itineray could change quite a bit, but then again I may […]