Bhaktapur is a town about 8 miles from Kathmandu. A UNESCO world heritage site it basically dates back to when time began – well that’s what it feels like anyway! But there are temples and artefacts that date back to the 5th century AD. I had been banging on about how much I wanted to […]Read more "Bhaktapur "
I thought it was about time I published the final instalments of my Mera Peak adventure…better late than never… We wanted to get an early start because of the snow so we set off at 7am for our last day of the trek. It was going to be a long day. Crisp and cold to […]Read more "Mera peak day 15 – back to Lukla"
The day started really well. The weather was great, it was cold and icy, but sunny and bright. Outside the lodge we were able to look back up to Mera Peak in the distance. First challenge of the day was to cross an icy bridge – it was a bit of a heart in mouth […]Read more "Mera Peak day 14 – after the sun comes the rain"
12 hours in bed. Most of it asleep but I spent a couple of hours awake at around 2:30am. Listened to music, wrote some of the blog. Had 4 poos! The first one was completely black. Not healthy at all! We had a late start, breakfast at 9am and we set off walking just after […]Read more "Mera Peak day 13 – the way down "
We were woken up at 1am. I was not that keen on getting up, I think I was in a period of proper sleep, which I had been in and out of for the last 7 hours. How did I feel? Ok I think. No headache. After sitting and staring for a while I found […]Read more "Mera Peak day 12 – the summit"
I’m not sure how I slept. Well I think until about 1am when I had to get up for a wee. A far less painful experience than I was expecting. The most difficult thing was walking in plastic boots that weren’t done up properly, and or course being completely out of breath when I got […]Read more "Mera Peak day 11 – making it to high camp"
The lodges are all made of plywood so every sound can be heard. There was a clock on the other side of the wall to me that was ticking. It sounded like it was right next to my ear, there is nothing more annoying than a ticking clock. We ended up getting up at 7am, […]Read more "Mera Peak day 10 – on the glacier "