Category Archives: Hiking

Lantang Valley trek – Kathmandu to Syabrubesi

I have ridden the public bus from Sorrento to Positano in Italy. At speed. Done the same along the winding curves and granite overhangs of Taroko Gorge in Taiwan. I’ve even survived the precarious ribbon that passes for road between Nepal’s Kathmandu and Pokhara. None of that prepared me for the bus ride from Kathmandu to Syabrubesi.

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Tsergo Ri Hike

Tsergo Ri’s snowy peak in Northern Nepal towered over me, out of reach. I bade Chan the best of luck, waved to our Nepalese guide Sanu confirming my departure and turned around. The wind had picked up, and as I descended with Pukumar, our Nepalese sweeper, its ice cold hand slapped me across the face in  final act of insult. I had failed.

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