As you lovelies are reading this, I’m wearing ridiculous technical gear, some of that awful high spf chapstick and slogging my way through the Himalayas. Yes! Trekking in Nepal!But before you get too impressed with my intrepidity, let me tell you that
a) I’ve hired a porter/guide to carry my bag and keep me from wandering off the trail towards friendly-looking yaks
b) This is tea house trekking, in which I sleep in a bed and eat a hot dinner every night
c) I’m doing a relatively easy, ‘low’ trek
And? This particular trek culminates with a yak cheese factory (!) at 3,800 meters above sea level. Also, I found a stocking cap that has ears and a kitteh face on it, so I’m obviously wearing that.
Apparently the worst part of the trek? The 12 hour, 117 km bus ride over rutted mountain roads to get to the trail head. See?
I’ve been in Nepal for three days now, most of it spent buying technical gear, getting trekking permits and unrepentantly drinking cappuccinos and eating things like hummus and spaghetti. During the trek I’ll mostly be eating dahl and omelets, so I have zero compunction about embracing a bit of decadent westernism before I head out. After I get back, I’ll rest up for a day and then fly down to the border where I’ll volunteer at the Timai Refugee Camp for three weeks.
Have you ever done any big hikes or treks? (I did another one in Bolivia and slept in a barn on a bed made of sticks)
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