11th March 2015

It all started at Heathrow, I arrived in plenty of time for our check in and settled myself in Café Rouge with a large glass of pinot awaiting the arrival of Roger.  Then I get a message “stuck on M4 big accident, just passed Swindon”  this was at the time he was due to arrive…

28th October 2014

So far on this trip, I had been round the Annapurna circuit, had a mad couple of days in KTM and was about to board a plane to Lukla….. First flight of the day meant a 5am pick up!! Standing at the front of my hotel waiting for Rajan to appear to take me to the…

10th October 2014

I was in Manang about to have a rest day!   Ah, rest days……how badly named they are!  The 3 of us looked over at the hill on the other side of the river knowing that was our objective for the day, we would hit 4000m, and hopefully I would then be able to sleep.  The…

29th September 2014

During this trip, I kept a daily blog that can be found at Travelpod  there are even a few more pictures on there.  So, this trip to Nepal started well – a 4.5 hour delay at Heathrow.  Luckily enough Air India were more than generous to us poor souls that had to spend the day there (don’t…

29th March 2014

We were back home in the warmth of the KTM sunshine – never have showers and fluffy towels been so eagerly anticipated. 4 clean bodies emerged from the hotel in need of food and sustenance. Himalayan Java ended up with our custom where free wifi, decent coffee and an awesome egg and bacon croissant made…

23rd March 2014

Our work (for this trip at least) in Pangboche was done! Now Roger, Richard, Nads, Namgel and I could head up to Dingboche to see Ram and do some exploring up there. So off we set, another bright and sunny morning -we’ve been so lucky with the weather on this trip. We didn’t even make…

17th March 2014

So here we are again Bhim and I hit the main Everest trail and within 5 minutes I had seen twice the amount of trekkers than I had in the whole of the last week! We pushed on as I knew we were catching the guys up – texts flying between me, Namgel and Roger…

10th March 2014

After only a days delay at KTM domestic terminal (flight cancelled at 11am, so a day of rest back at my hotel) we set flight on Sunday to Kangel – seriously worth having a search on youtube for this, it’s basically right on top of a hill!! Flight and landing were remarkably good, considering it…

7th March 2014

Well, I’ve been here a week already and have already been “Nepalified” so chilled I am horizontal! I have had the most amazing week so far. My friend Asim met me at the airport and took me to my hotel, where all the staff immediately burst into big beaming grins to welcome me “home” Time…

26th April 2013

This is the account of my travels with World Expeditions in April 2013. 2 weeks ago, we (a newly formed team of Cheryl, David, Hilary, Mimi and I) flew out of Kathmandu via helicopter with our guide, Ramesh. This was my first ride in one!!  It was amazing, lovely sunny day so got some fabulous…