Sunday, November 21, 2010

Happy Trekkers

We are back from our 10 day trek....WOW! We have had a wonderful time walking through the Himalayas.

We started with an early morning flight to Jomsom and then walked for around 3 hours to Kagbeni - spectacular senery.
Day 2 we set off with a little trepidation as we had to climb to our highest point in the trip. After many rest breaks for me and time to catch my breath we finally made it to Muktinath. Needless to say James and Krissy powered ahead!

Robyn and I almost to Muktinath!

The 15th November was Robyn's birthday so we celebrated in style with a beer and chocolate cake cooked by a local shop down from our guesthouse!

The mountains at 6:00am from Ghorepani as the sun was rising - how spectacular is this?!

Transport up and down the hills is by donkeys and ponies - or on people's backs in huge baskets. We made it home to Pokhara - happy trekkers! This is us and our guide Dil, and our porters Resham & Kamal .

We had a wonderful trek and even though there were times when I thought I wouldn't make it up another "hill" (Nepali hill) I did, and we are all very proud of ourselves for making it to the end without catching a pony or jeep! We were very safe all along the trek and Dil, Resham and Kamal helped us to laugh and dance all the way and made it great fun - thanks boys!
Today we are back in Kathmandu after an emotional farewell yesterday morning at Gauri Shankar (our guesthouse in Pokhara). We felt as though we were leaving friends as we were made so welcome and looked after beautifully. If you are looking at trekking in Nepal you can't go past these boys.

Hope everyone is well at home - think of you all the time. love us xxxx.


Anonymous said...

Thats awesome guys!! Ill show nana the blog tomorrow. Glad you guys had heaps of fun. Nana misses you 2 heaps, oh and so do I..LOL. Hope the rest of your trip is just as great. Mum and dad are great, and so are the girls. All of us are expecting great presents! LOL. Kidding!
Have fun and stay safe xx Jaz

Anonymous said...

(Nana) time 7am
Hello, Just saw all your photos. They are great. Miss you both like mad. Just off to check on comet, no calf yet. Your cats are fine. Lilly is being a real sook. Must go and check this cow, love you both heaps, Mum/Nan xx

Anonymous said...

Hi Keg & James, Glad your having lots of fun. Hey James, Mick had a big steak yesterday - oh sorry heard you had gone vego! Love to Robyn & Chrissy. Stay safe, luv yas xx Mick & Kaye

Anonymous said...

Looks like your having a fabulous time the photos are awesome- almost as good as Macchu Picchu!
We're all well here- same ol' same ol'. love from all your DGO buddiesxxx

Anonymous said...

Hey guys, just an update on comets baby... she had him yesterday (23rd) and his name is Ebony. I took photos. He is very cute. Nana will fill you in on the phone. Have fun.
love Jaz xx