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... which took us halfway back to Kathmandu before turning off in the direction of India. Despite of all the grave warnings about aggressive merchants and other people trying to rip you off, we had no trouble to go through the immigration on both sides of the border and to find the government bus. We arrived late evening in Gorakhpur and tried to find a decent hotel for the night… no such luck; some of these joints were just too nasty even for us.
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... konnten wir uns an den 8000ern vor uns kaum sattsehen. Das Wetterglueck war dermassen gross, dass sogar um die Mittagszeit kaum Wolken die Sicht auf die Schneegipfel verdeckte.
Etwas anderes ist, vor allem auf diesem Trek, die Kommerzialisierung. Lodges im Stundentakt, fuer Schulen sammelnde Kinder als Institution und Einheitsmenues vom Dschungel bis ins Basecamp mit gesalzenen Preisen sind die offensichtlichsten Resultate. Fast alle Leute nehmen sich Guides und Porter, ...
... in one of the most spectacular places in the world. It’s about watching the mountains come out of hiding, it’s about taking an hour to reflect on who you are and how far you’ve come. As Dharma put it. It’s about the magic of the mountains.
For me, the only thing missing from that moment was Vinh. I missed him terribly. Back when I was single, I never minded so much. I enjoyed the freedom of not having to be accountable to anyone and just be able to ...
... Paz Bolivia for several months which is at about 3500 meters, however I was self-medicating with copious amounts of fairly pure cocaine at the time so I could still be susceptible. I'm hugely concerned about Tharong La (three days time) it's the hardest part of the walk, the crescendo, you climb to 5416 meters and once you hit the peak you descend over 1000 meters. I'm currently just about making it but it's a real struggle. We have tomorrow off to acclimatise so I will get ...
... day at Manang.
Day 11 : Trek to Thorang Phedi
Day 12 : Trek to Muktinath, the famous temples for Hindus and Bhudhist devotees.
Day 13 : Trek to Jomsom.
Day 14 : Trek to Tukuche
Day 15 : Trek to Gasa
Day 16 : Trek to Tatopani
Day 17 : Trek to Ghorepani
Day 18 : Early morning visit Poon Hill to explore snowy mountains.
Day 19 : Trek to Hille, the ...