AnneMarie and Andrew

Annemarie and Andrew – Trekking Asia

Tibet Tour: Day 1


Posted on May 17, 2014

We were told that the minivan would pick us up at 6:30am. We had asked the night before if 6am was too early for breakfast. The manager had assured us that was fine, just come down at 6:15am. After a pause he repeated this, but added, “maybe 6am”. On a usual day, at around 9-9:30am breakfast takes 45 minutes to be cooked and eaten, so we weren’t entirely convinced. I decided 5:50am I’d go down and get the...

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Nepal has been the first country on our travels we want to return to. It wasn’t always like this with our first days in Kathmandu filled with rain and shopping. We then trekked the Langtang Valley and were underwhelmed by the vistas. But then we went to the Annapurna region. Stupendously stunning! Where else in the world can you walk without ropes to an amphitheatre of 7 and 8 thousand metre peaks? Our time walking in the...

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Pokhara: Peace Pagoda


Posted on Apr 9, 2014

It’s been 9 days since we arrived back in Pokhara after trekking to Poon Hill and Base Camp, almost the same length of time as the trek, and we haven’t done any walking. In fact, we haven’t done anything noteworthy at all. So we decided it’s about time we stretched our legs. Especially as we start the longest and possibly the most difficult trek in a few days time. Overlooking Pokhara is the World Peace Pagoda....

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Langtang Valley Trek

Langtang Valley Trek


Posted on Mar 20, 2014

This is the description of the trek in the Langtang Valley. For our equipment see the equipment page plus the extras we bought in Kathmandu. For costs on the trek see the costs page. Day 1: Syabrubesi to Lama Hotel Altitude: 1,470m Climb: 1,000m Time: 5hrs walking + 1hr lunch We eagerly awoke for our first day of trekking in the Langtang valley, ready for breakfast at 7:30, as we’d agreed with Sumish (our porter for the week). A...

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Downstairs at 6am to meet the porter and eat breakfast. Considering that breakfast isn’t supposed to start till 7am and we had been told it would be a minimal breakfast it was good, scrambled egg, toast and jam, bacon and fried potatoes, washed down with black coffee. By 6:30am we we ready to leave the hotel. Our porter, Sumesh, had gone out and arranged a taxi while we were eating and bartered the price down for us. A handy...

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