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Monthly Archives: January 2012

January 29, 2012

Everest Base Camp Trek…Hell starts here…Part 2

The next day we set out for Tengboche.  It was going to be a mostly uphill climb so we knew we had our day cut out for us.  Well, 15 minutes into trekking up the mountain to get out of Namche, I felt a pain I had never felt in my life.  I started using […]

January 29, 2012

Everest Base Camp Trek…This is just the beginning …Part 1

We really had no idea what we were getting ourselves into when we signed up for this trek. Our flight to Lukla was at around 7am but due to fog the flight didn’t actually leave until 11am from Kathmandu’s domestic airport.  Nick had told me once about a documentary he saw about the most dangerous […]

January 29, 2012


Thamel can only be summed up with one word, ‘overwhelming’!  The tourist area is a series of streets lined with shops selling those kind of hemp-made clothes dread-locked hippies wear, knock off trekking gear (Nepali North Face, Mammot etc), music stores blaring variations of ‘om mani pad me om’, and pashmina/cashmere shops obviously run by […]

January 7, 2012

Lumbini (Birth place of buddha)

Lumbini is pretty close to the busiest border with India, Sunauli.  Lumbini also happens to be the birthplace of Buddha.  So were definitely excited to the UNESCO World Heritage property which supposedly has the exact place where Buddha was born at the Maya Devi Temple.  The drive in to Lumbini is anything but nice, you […]

January 7, 2012

Mukti from muktinath

Hope everyone had a great New Years!  New Year’s Day for us was a rainy one in Pokhara…it ended up raining the whole day.  (That’s how we got the website somewhat updated!) We thought we should go up to Jomsom and Muktinath to see the sights and the Annapurna Range.  Somehow we go the bright […]

January 2, 2012

Pokhara…Happy New Year!!!

Starting early worked greatly for us as we made it to Pokhara around 6pm.  Along the way we stopped for breakfast and tea and met really nice people.  We also met a Spanish-Italian couple that had come from Rome to Thailand on motorcycle.  They were coming from Pokhara and told us that there was a […]

January 2, 2012

First border crossing!

We left Nainital really late!  We had to get to Banbasa(India) to cross into Mahendranagar (Nepal)…ugh what were we thinking…can’t believe we’re actually completely out of our comfort zone!  We didn’t have distinct directions, just cities we knew we had to hit so we knew we were going in the right direction.  Basically the Garmin […]

January 2, 2012

Back in the hills!

We set off from Chandigarh on our way to Nepal and decided to make a night halt in Mussoorie and Nainital.  From Nainital we’d drive into Nepal.  The next two days we would be something quite different…all the English signs stopped, everything was in Hindi, pan stains galore, sugar cane being grown, cooked, fermented in […]

January 2, 2012

Almost out of India…almost

The day we left Sangrur, Nick and I were both feeling very anxious, a bit stressed, and just an overall lack of confidence about starting.  The panniers were packed to the max and we were praying we had completed all we had to do!  On the way to Delhi we planned to meet up with […]

January 2, 2012

Sangrur: Mystics, Martyrs, and Maharajas

People may have been wondering what the hell we’ve been doing and where the hell we’ve been for the past month or so.  Well we’ve been straight chillin in Sangrur at Nick’s parent’s house since November!  It’s been a long time since I’ve stayed in proper Punjab, and all I have to say is that […]