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Mar 30, 2009 - Bhanjyang to Pokhara via Pame

Namaste. 4 hour steep downhill this morning to Pame, where we had lunch and then got collected in the bus to return to Pokhara and World Expedition camp for the night. The downhill was so hard and constant. Every time we had a stop our legs would seize up and be jelly like until we got into the rhythm again, but I have decided that going down hill is so much easier and even enjoyable. We reached Pame and had lunch, it is a pretty little village on a river and once again all us girls had to hunt out a toilet spot away from prying eyes. We...

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Mar 29, 2009 - Bhadure to Bhanjyang

Namaste. Left morning camp at 8am and arrived at camp at 11.30. Lovely easy day although all uphill through farming districts that rarely see foreign trekkers. It is so good to arrive in a place and see those orange tents and the remainder of our crew waiting for us. This afternoon there was a 3 hour hike uphill to Panchase Pass, the highest point of the trek to get a view of the entire mountain range, but it was cloudy and Jenny and I elected to stay behind and have a rest and watch everyone's washing did not get wet. It was so good to...

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Mar 28, 2009 - Naya Pul to Bhadure

Namaste. Last night was a very mild night as we camped at lower altitude by the river. We had a hard 4 hour ascent and crossed a massive landslide area. It was really tough and also scary as we crossed narrow ledges with sheer drops, and at times seemed like we were climbing straight up on our hands and knees. It was very rough terrain and at times I thought I could not go on, due to fear and exhaustion, but somehow you manage, and finally make it into camp for another enjoyable mountain evening. I am feeling a little off today and have had...

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Mar 27, 2009 - Ghandruk to Naya Pul

Namaste. Feeling fantastic today and sleeping like a baby. Sore quadriceps and calves, but at least I know I am working them hard and feel very satisfied. We walked 3.5 hours to lunch camp which consisted of 1 hour downhill and then "Nepali flat" (which in reality is more gentle up and down hill) This area is very pretty and very lush with the sounds of rushing water along the Modi Khola. It feels like we have been along every inch of this river. I am sitting by the river writing my journal and feel so lucky to be here. I love this country...

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Mar 26, 2009 - Landruk to Ghandruk

Namaste. We begin this morning looking across the valley to our afternoon destination, but before we reach it we must walk a steep 1 hour downhill to the Modi Khola (river) and then ascend for 3 hours. UGH!!!!! It was hell and at times I questioned whether I would make it. Romi taught us all how to do Sherpa steps, which surprisingly made the uphills a little easier. We arrived at Ghandruk camp at 11.30am after leaving this morning at 7.30 and we were all absolutely spent, with not an ounce of energy in reserve. The one bonus was that there...

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Mar 25, 2009 - Australia Camp to Landruk

Namaste. Last night was a rough night with torrential rain, thunder and lightening, which is a little disconcerting camped in a small tent. First morning in camp we are woken by Hira and Prem's smiling faces at 6am with a hot cup of tea in our tent and then a small bowl of hot water to wash in. The morning cleared and at 7am we all sat outside in the mountains to enjoy a hearty breakfast of porridge, eggs, toast and tea and coffee. Set off at 7.30 and had an incredible walk through rhododendron forests and Gurung villages, where life is so...

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Mar 24, 2009 - Kathmandu to Pokhara

Namaste. We began the day early to go to Tribhuvan airports tiny, chaotic, filthy domestic terminal and fly west to Pokhara with Yeti Air in a 30 seater plane. We had great views of the Himalayan mountain ranges. I must admit my heart skips a beat or two whilst travelling on those twin propellered planes, when I am sitting near one propeller to make sure it keeps rotating!! I know, I am a control freak!!! As we boarded the flight Roanna asked if I wanted to sit near Ron and I answered that I should as it's our anniversary. Well, me and my...

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Oct 5, 2008 - Annapurna Sanctuary

With a few nerves we set off for our 10-day trek in the Himalayas wondering whether our 2 days in the gym in Bangkok would really be enough in the way of training! We chose to do the Annapurna Sanctuary Trek, a 10 day trek which goes in to the centre of the Annapurna range (rather than the 3 week Annapurna Circuit trek which goes around the mountains). After getting dropped off at the small village of Bhirithanti we said goodbye to the traffic (and the associated blaring of horns) and followed a trail along a ridge ranging from 1580m to...

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Sep 30, 2008 - Pokhara

The 6.5 hour journey to Pokhara (Nepal's second biggest city), was basically on winding roads up and over various valleys in about 30 degree heat with no air-con - a rather forgettable experience - especially for Giles who was desperate for a wee for most of the way! However our rather posh hotel we were checked into made up for it. Pokhara is set on the banks of the Phewa Lake and we got into various row boats to journey across to the island on the lake which has a temple on it.At this point Theresa piped up and said that she could not...

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