Hiking in the Everest region: Days 11-17, Lobuche to Lukla, via the Cho La Pass and Gokyo Ri

This is the third post on our adventures in the Himalayas. Read about Everest Base Camp and Kala Pattar here.  Day 11 – Lobuche (4900m) to Dzongla (4800m) An easy day today retracing our steps towards Dughla, before veering off on the balcony route to Dzongla, but I really struggled with tired legs and a … More Hiking in the Everest region: Days 11-17, Lobuche to Lukla, via the Cho La Pass and Gokyo Ri

Hiking in the Everest Region: Days 6-10, Dingboche to Lobuche, via Everest Base Camp and Kala Pattar

This is the second post about our adventures in the Himalayas. You can read about the first five days of our hike here. Day Six – Dingboche acclimatisation day (climb up to 4900m peak) Not much to say about today and I’m still feeling too exhausted to write anyway. Went on an acclimatisation trek up … More Hiking in the Everest Region: Days 6-10, Dingboche to Lobuche, via Everest Base Camp and Kala Pattar

Hiking in the Everest region: Days 1-5, Lukla to Dingboche

We did it!!! Pulling together the blog has taken a bit longer than expected, thanks to a combination of us being extremely tired and too busy eating for two days, followed by a nasty bout of food poisoning which cruelly had us confined to bed for the next two. I’ve typed up my diaries from … More Hiking in the Everest region: Days 1-5, Lukla to Dingboche

Pushkar & Ranthambhore: scooters, tigers, camels and cowsh*t

We had our first experience of luxury Indian travel on the journey from Jaipur from Ajmer in our beautifully cool 1st class AC cabin.   Sadly it was only a 2.5 hour journey, we could have done with travelling like this on some of our epic journeys From there it was a scenic taxi ride … More Pushkar & Ranthambhore: scooters, tigers, camels and cowsh*t

48 hours in Amritsar: the Golden Temple, Wagah Border Ceremony and one rather dashing moustachioed fellow

Ahhh, India. After two months, you still don’t make any sense. We’d almost forgotten that everything is turned up to 11. All the time. The noise, the colours, the smells, the traffic, the crowds and the way that every minute of every day is a new experience. Delhi airport itself was surprisingly calm and well … More 48 hours in Amritsar: the Golden Temple, Wagah Border Ceremony and one rather dashing moustachioed fellow