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Done trekking for now.

Thursday, 25 Jun 2009 | Views [808]

Wednesday May 13th (my father died 6 years ago on this day) Thamel (touristy downtown area in Kathmandu) is a good transition to the “real” world, or better: The world and the life I am accustomed to. I am so, ever so, grateful that I got ... Read more >

Tags: larry and gita in a cafe in kathmandu (thamel)

A 23 hour bus ride to remember....

Wednesday, 24 Jun 2009 | Views [1251]

All right, it was a long ass ride in the bus! I could not get comfortable the roads were rough, the frequent stops were a blessing and a curse. We experienced 2 road blocks at night, one in a village were somebody was accused of kidnapping ... Read more >

Staying next to a Monastary in Hile

Wednesday, 24 Jun 2009 | Views [1191]

Found a lodge next to a buddhist monastary. When we first arrived, we thought somebody is playing with a microphone and doesn't know that the speakers where on outside (you know when kids play with microphones, right?) It turned out to be some kind ... Read more >

In a jeep on the "road"

Wednesday, 24 Jun 2009 | Views [818]

Friday May 8 th – We got served chapatti and milk tea for breakfast – this time the chapattis were more like latkes – very, very rich and yummy. I ate myself   silly…….. We also got invited to stay a day longer and visit the school-... Read more >

Tags: waiting for the bus

Staying with the family - Party of the town.

Thursday, 18 Jun 2009 | Views [933]

May 8th - day 29th We caught up again - no longer behind, just in time.... Our guide (-book) was utterly wrong this time. We were so lucky to have stayed in the Gothe Bazaar Lodge, because the trail lead us up a ridge and over some rocks on a steep ... Read more >

The drama with the kitties and then the river, the ducks, the rain and the bliss.

Thursday, 18 Jun 2009 | Views [833]

Thursday May 7th day 28 At 6am we got woken up with breakfast -each of us got 2 eggs (omlette stile) and a cup, of milk tea served in bed. What ever sweet and kindness our female host showed at the time, it changed, when she saw mama cat nursing her ... Read more >

Tags: in the kosi (river)

Got a bit behind again...............

Sunday, 14 Jun 2009 | Views [636]

Didn't make it all the way to Phedi. Climbed up to the pass, but all three of us felt a bit weak today. We had rumbling stomachs (yogurt, milk?). So the climb was harder and slower..... Passed the pass Salpa Hanjyang at fairly good weather, but soon ... Read more >

More thunder, rain and lightning.....

Sunday, 14 Jun 2009 | Views [1283]

Tuesday May 5th day 26 We kept going up, up, up, to Sanam through the rain thunder and lightening again. Found a little porter shelter and hung out with some school kids who went to school in Gudel where we had lunch today.It wasn't all together too ... Read more >

Tags: school kids greeting us with namaste...

the day before the last peak

Sunday, 14 Jun 2009 | Views [834]

Monday May 4th day 25. OK, I have to say it again: After 3 days I was able to feed the pig. Our host family was very, very nice. This Amma was force feeding us last night (did I mention that already?)and when I had told her that I was really, really ... Read more >

Green meadows and how to feed a pig....

Friday, 5 Jun 2009 | Views [1242]

Hiked up to the pass of Satu La at 3173m in the rain, thunder and lightening right above our heads- steep, slippery and narrow especially near the peak. I went ahead and found myself scared alone, when the clouds moved in on me with the thundering at ... Read more >


Friday, 5 Jun 2009 | Views [671]

Saturday May 3rd It blows my mind again to realize where I am……We are staying in a little Sherpa village named Najimgdimgma. We got here descending and ascending through steep, steep rocks and forests. It hailed and rained on us then it cleared again ... Read more >

The count down....

Friday, 5 Jun 2009 | Views [646]

30/4/09 day 21 Short day today- good!! Tomorrow the countdown can start to the life I know. I like the short walks, even if it includes some steep up and downs. May first – the Merry Month of Margit has begun….. I have to remind myself that we still ... Read more >

Another world...

Friday, 5 Jun 2009 | Views [652]

Thursday 4/30/09 We left well rested and fed – on the way out we were addressed by a Sherpa in a panic – he gestured us to come inside the house on the side of the trail communicating in some way that he needed medicine for his friend. A man sitting ... Read more >

On the way down.......

Friday, 5 Jun 2009 | Views [676]

4/29/09 ….but didn’t sleep as well as I hoped for - oh well! We walked out of the Sagarmatha National Park and made it all the way to Mushe, our goal to stay in the same lodge we stayed on the way up, the Danfe Lodge. It was a hard day again and my knees ... Read more >

Back in Namche - a little civilization

Monday, 1 Jun 2009 | Views [686]

  4/28/09 day 19 th ……………..but they were good, real good. I tell you, when you get really hungry, even if you eat potatoes every day, you just want them so bad and then they still taste good every time. You think you don’t ever ... Read more >

Trekking back out.....

Sunday, 31 May 2009 | Views [665]

4/27/09 Sleeping in high altitude is a challenge – everybody here is tossing and turning through the night, but I must have slept, because I woke up to bright sunlight – ready to go down……..well, to be perfectly honest, it won’t be just down, ... Read more >

Tags: the village of phorte

Is this real?

Wednesday, 27 May 2009 | Views [648]

4/26/09 I had somewhat of a restless night (another symptom of high altitude…). We go to sleep here around 8pm and we don’t get up until 7 or 8am – our bedtime is dictated by the temperature around us. Besides that I have trouble sleeping ... Read more >

The day we saw Sagarmatha (Everest)

Wednesday, 27 May 2009 | Views [902]

4/25/09 I had garlic soup (Ama said it would help..) last night and felt even sicker – crying myself to sleep………………..so lonely…..I thought I am going to die………………………., but I only fell asleep, waking up to go pee and was surprised I was still ... Read more >

Tags: ice river and the village of gokyo left, next to gokyo lake.

Made it

Wednesday, 27 May 2009 | Views [618]

4/24/09 The 15 th day of the trek – we got up too early.   Our hosts didn’t get up and we had to wait around in the cold for breakfast. Not an easy situation: The lodge are private homes, so we are basically staying in somebody’s house ... Read more >

Into thin air..........

Wednesday, 27 May 2009 | Views [897]

4/23/09 This is cold, cold, cold. Glad, I bought a really good sleeping bag before I left CA. The trick is now not to have to go pee at night at the same time it is essential to drink a lot of water/liquids with all the activity up here in ... Read more >

getting higher and higher...

Tuesday, 26 May 2009 | Views [617]

4/22/09 The clouds parted and left us with an incredible view of the snowy Mts – there is no way for me to describe the sight and the FEELING to be in THIS world. At 4000m now it isn’t only the view that take my breath away, I am sure, but ... Read more >

Short day

Tuesday, 26 May 2009 | Views [616]

4/21/09 Strong beginning, beautiful weather, gentle climb – we only hiked for a few hours and then stayed put for another day to acclimate. At the end we hiked back downhill in the fog – really isn’t my thing! The lodge (a river resort!!!) ... Read more >


Tuesday, 26 May 2009 | Views [652]

4/20/09 Monday day11th I sent off some mail in – what looked like – a private living room: The post office. The nice clerk said it will take about 2 weeks for the   B’day wishes to Kipp and Sadie (now that I am transferring my journal onto ... Read more >

Tags: picture at a mani wall (prayer wall)

In Namche

Tuesday, 26 May 2009 | Views [586]

4/19/09 Sunday day 10 th We got here in the middle of the day, climbing steep for the last 2km. Gita and I found a reasonable priced lodge with a sweet, old, a bit forgetful lady (Ama), who brought us two pieces of aple to welcome ... Read more >

Tags: the big city....

Getting really into it...

Tuesday, 26 May 2009 | Views [662]

4/18/09 day 9 This morning we left well rested, charged up, relatively clean and happy. The surroundings/views are getting more spectacular. We past the path to and from Lukla, which means we will encounter   tourists, since this little ... Read more >

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