• Nepal,  Trekking

    Gokyo Trekking

    Kathmandu – Lukla and trek to Monju May 6 in the morning (5.15 am, pooh) we left for Kathmandu airport to fly from there to Lukla. Lukla is the starting point of their trekking in the Everest area for many. Especially for those who do not feel like or have the time to walk from Jiri for 8 days (which seems to be worthwhile). We were only with 2 other passengers in a 19 person airplane, all other seats were completely packed with cargo: soft drinks, beer, noodles you name it. Everything was neatly tied of course (ahem). It was a beautiful flight with a beautiful view of the mountains,…

  • Nepal,  Trekking

    Pokhara & Jomsom Trekking

    Pokhara On November 6 we got up early for the bus ride to Pokhara. We made this bus ride two years ago as well, but then it was quite cloudy. This time we had more luck. The 7-hour drive (about 200 km!) took us on a beautiful road along river valleys, with beautiful rice terraces, beautiful green mountains with banana trees, bamboo and nice cozy villages with wooden or corrugated iron houses and in the background the enchanting sight from the white peaks of the Himalayas with peaks above 8000 meters. Magnificent. At about 3:00 PM we arrived in Pokhara and were immediately back in summer. Clear blue skies and…