Monthly Archives: October 2010

Our Trek Comes to a Close

Our second-to-last day of trekking was spent in Ghandruk vil­lage, the highest alti­tude we reached.  Ghandruk is a very cute little vil­lage, and it’s big­ger than I expec­ted.  The vil­lage and sur­round­ing areas include around 6,000 people, which seems huge for an area where you only come across a hand­ful of people. Ghandruk has a […]

Trekking: to Landruk village

Our next few days of trekking involved all stone steps.  It’s not that I thought this was going to be an easy haul, but I seem to have inven­ted in my head a more leis­urely trot through dirt trails.  We were actu­ally ascend­ing and des­cend­ing moun­tains from vil­lage to vil­lage, so I should have expected […]

Nepal Trip Q&A

  Gandruk Vil­lage: We’re on day three of our Annapurna trek, and it’s cur­rently pour­ing and thun­der­ing out­side, so it’s time to take a short break and reflect on some of the things we’ve done and seen so far.  I wrote a short quiz and had both of us fill it in blindly so we […]

Trekking Day One

Any day that starts with you being told you’re going on a five-hour bus jour­ney and ends with you hav­ing been on a bus for almost ten hours is a tough day.  At 6am this morn­ing, Karen & I set out to begin our trek into the Annapurna hills.  We first had to take a […]

Dublin to Nepal

It’s my third night in Nepal, and it’s all still a bit of a blur.  Actu­ally the entire last week is quite a blur.  My last day in the office  was Fri­day.  I spent the next three days check­ing off to-do lists, pack­ing, run­ning errands and mak­ing phone calls.  Then it was a 5am trip […]