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Great Big Walk Day 51: Cross Cho La to Gokyo (4759m)

Cross Cho La to Gokyo (4759m)
The views today are magnificent as we leave the Everest watershed and enter that of Cho Oyu, the sixth highest mountain in the world. 417 more words

Everest 3.0

Nepali Thali

My wonderful friend Heena announced the incredible news that she was getting married. Congratulations Heena!

I met Heena for the first time in London. We took part in the same graduate program together at St Mary’s, and even worked for the same organization, UBS Investment Bank. 1,148 more words

Peace Corps


Night bus from Bardia to Kathmandu – not as fun as it sounds. As my seat was behind the driver it did lean back slightly (emphasis on the slightly) but as the driver never closed his window I got a lovely chilly breeze blowing on me all night. 1,142 more words



Monks preparing themselves before the puja session.
Jangchub Choeling Gompa Monastery
Tashi Palkhel Tibetan refugee village.
Pokhara, Nepal

Situated a few kilometres north of Pokhara, Tashi Palkhel is the largest Tibeten settlement in Nepal. 7 more words


Everest Base Camp – Day 3, Bhupsa to Ghat

The climbing of the last couple days was hard enough that my calves ached to the point where it was hard to sleep. But had an excellent veg fried rice and, upon Ashraf’s advice slept in just my boxers in the sleeping bag. 529 more words