Category Archives: Nepal

White Water Adventures in the Himalayas

We recovered sufficiently after trekking to Everest Base Camp and around. We did some sight seeing, a little celebrating, and a whole lot of relaxing and the time came to get up and move around some more. We booked a … Continue reading

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Kathmandu

What a city! Walking the streets of old town is an assault on all the senses. First and foremost, taste.  Food is everywhere. Guys selling small crispy pani puris filled with chick peas and cold broth. Sweets shops which manage … Continue reading

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The Brick City

I studied at the Rochester Institute of Technology whose campus was affectionately dubbed “Brick City.” Today, we found another brick city, and this one was infinitely more interesting and beautiful. We rented out a scooter. This was a very unmanly … Continue reading

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Durbar Square, Number Two

If a city has a main square in Nepal, it’s a good bet it will be called Durbar Square. Durbar means palace, and the kings of times bygone had the good sense of placing their palaces in the center of … Continue reading

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Leaving the Himalayas

Going down was easy. Walking was mostly, although not exclusively, downhill. Every day we slept at altitudes significantly lower than the day before. This made the air thicker. You could taste the difference. With more oxygen everything got easer and … Continue reading

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Conquering Everest

The window for summiting was clear. For the past two days, the conditions were looking right and it seemed like we would accomplish our goal. The monsoon pushed the jet stream further north causing the skies to clear up. Our … Continue reading

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Across the Cho La Pass and on to Everest

Glancing at the map, Gokyo is in one valley and Mount Everest in another. We could spend two days of reasonable hiking, backtracking to make it over to Khumbu valley which would lead us to the Everest Base Camp. There … Continue reading

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