Cycle Touring Solo. Chapter 2: The Wonderful Spontaneity of Cycle Touring. An Unexpected Invitation to Bloombuds School and Boarding House

Finding solace in a country as large as India should be straight forward, until you realise that 1.3 billion people, which is almost twice the population of Europe, are squeezed into a country one third it’s size. I was cycle touring solo for just over a week and the lack of solitude was slowly wearing … More Cycle Touring Solo. Chapter 2: The Wonderful Spontaneity of Cycle Touring. An Unexpected Invitation to Bloombuds School and Boarding House

Cycle Touring Solo. Chapter 1: Leaving Nepal, Return to India

It had been seven weeks since I was last united with my touring bike, Victouria. These seven incredible and unforgettable weeks were spent rather unexpectedly exploring, adventuring and trekking in Nepal. If you are interested and haven’t already, you can read about these adventures here. I met some great people along the way, many I … More Cycle Touring Solo. Chapter 1: Leaving Nepal, Return to India

Trekking in Nepal. Chapter 7: Annapurna Base Camp. Part II

Continued from ‘Chapter 7: Annapurna Base Camp. Part I’ …I woke just before my alarm for a routine jaunt to the latrine and slid across the ice in my untied hiking boots and, to the amusement of two Korean women, my skin tight long john and down jacket combo. I peered around the corner to … More Trekking in Nepal. Chapter 7: Annapurna Base Camp. Part II

Trekking in Nepal. Chapter 5: A Full Circle, Reunited in Pokhara

As all mountaineers will know, summiting is only half of the challenge. We had made it over Thorong La Pass in good time, it was 10:00 and the weather was divine except for the winds. We had heard rumours that a storm was on it’s way and will hit within the next 24 to 48 … More Trekking in Nepal. Chapter 5: A Full Circle, Reunited in Pokhara

Trekking in Nepal. Chapter 4: The End of the Fellowship & Thorong La Pass

In two senses, the apogee of the Annapurna Circuit is crossing Thorong La Pass at 5,416 metres. Not only is it the highest point in terms of altitude, it is also the resulting sense of achievement of crossing one of the world’s highest mountain passes. To succeed will most likely depend upon the preceding days … More Trekking in Nepal. Chapter 4: The End of the Fellowship & Thorong La Pass

Trekking in Nepal. Chapter 2: Tea House Trekking and Trail Life

The Annapurna Circuit is a long distance trek around the Annapurna Massif that stretches 230 kilometres and crosses its highest point at Thorong La Pass, 5,416 metres where it touches the edge of the Tibetan plateau. It has often been voted as the best long distance trek in the world, as it combines, in its … More Trekking in Nepal. Chapter 2: Tea House Trekking and Trail Life