Upper Tsum Valley

Upper Tsum Valley

The day before yesterday we commenced our trek from Chulung to Chhokang Paro was easy going we hiked passed several mani walls left side and clockwise being the Buddhist traditional way. The trail was shaded making it wet in places as it dropped steeply to the river, a short break and cup of tea was much appreciated as it revived [….]

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Tsum Valley

Further into Tsum Valley

We woke to roosters and running water, jiggling bells of donkeys carrying loads up and down the mountain. It was a steady hike with many ascents and descents, leading you through stunning bamboo and pine forests. I am inspired by our fellow Korean travellers both 79 and 80 years old. On our first day we trekked 10 hours, yesterday and [….]

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Tsum Valley Nepal

Manaslu Tsum Valley Trek Nepal

After spending 2 fabulous nights at our guides home in the remote village of Darje. His family were so beautiful and made us feel so welcome. The next day we began our trek to Manaslu and Tsum Valley. The day started early leaving Machakhola around 730am. We walked a steady climb to our next destination crossing several expansion bridges including [….]

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Budapest to Amsterdam

This morning we departed the Emerald Sky and bid farewell to our fellow travellers. Amsterdam is best enjoyed on foot walking along countless canals. We visited the Rijksmuseum which has one of the worlds largest art collections, strolled through the beautiful tree lined streets with unusual specialty shops. We wandered through the markets of the Museum Quarter near our hotel [….]

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Budapest to Amsterdam

Although our trip started with problems in the end it has been in our favour. After changing ships in Nuremberg our Evergreen ship and an APT ship are the only 2 ships cruising to Amsterdam, all other river boats are still stranded in Nuremberg. The dock accident has been to our advantage less river boats means less tourists in each [….]

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Budapest to Amsterdam River Cruise

  Budapest is Eastern Budapest is Europe’s Eastern liveliest and most cosmopolitan city. Today we enjoyed an active guided hike to Buda Hill and Buda Castle, city sights which included the Hungarian Parliament House and the chain bridge linking Buda and Pest. There were only 9 out of 168 passengers who joined on the active component, we hiked over 10,000 [….]

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High Passes of Everest – challenges

We have arrived to Kumjung and now relaxing 😌. at the bakery and enjoying our first cappuccino in warmer conditions. The weather on this trek has been extremely cold -25 at night and only 5 during the day which makes trekking at 5000 meters plus exhausting. Out of the 3 passes we made it over 1 the Chola Pass. We [….]

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High Passes of Everest

Five days ago we landed 🛬 Lukla Nepal the most dangerous airport in the world, thankfully we were blessed with perfect conditions. Myself and my Group are on our way to tackle the High Passes of Everest trekking a less travelled, challenging and strenuous route. We will cross the best adventure passes during the trek Khangma-La Pass (5535m) Chola-La pass [….]

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The Best of Southern India

Sadly our trip to Southern India has come to an end. This trip would not be possible without the great company of 9 wonderful women who shared lots of laughs, our fabulous guides who gave us an interesting and sometimes colourful insight of their state, and our safe driver Manarge and helper Rajesh who safely and skilfully negotiated the manic [….]

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