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 […]

Back home!
June 1, 2009

We got back home yesterday, May 31st, right on schedule. Thank you all for following along and for the comments and emails we have received! Although we were not always (well, most of the time) able to reply, we did and do appreciate them!!!!! I meant a lot to us knowing that so many of […]

On our way back home
May 30, 2009

The adventure has come to an end; we are leaving Kathmandu in a few hours. We will stopover for the night in Bangkok – that’s just the way the flights work. From there we will then fly to SFO via NRT. Hopefully all will go without delays and we will be back in SFO on […]

Greetings from Kathmandu.
May 29, 2009

We have been relaxing for the last 2 days in the ‘Yak and Yeti’ hotel in Kathmandu, which has been very nice. This morning the last members and guides of Stephen’s Expedition Team arrived here as well. Our bags… well… they are on their way from EBC to Lukla and then they still have to get […]

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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 […]