Everest Base Camp:  Where I stayed?

As some of my blog readers may I have seen and read, I visited Nepal and trekked to Base Camp of Mount Everest in December 2017.  Today my post documents where I stayed and the type of facilities that the teahouse provided. If you missed my FAQ’s post, you may pick it up here General comments and tips for all types of accommodation Carry your own pillowcase; You will also need to carry your own bath gel/soap and quick dry towels; Sleep with a hat on and try not to sleep with your head facing a window (especially in winter)  The […]

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FAQ’s – Solo Female Trek to Everest Base Camp

In December 2017, I completed a solo trek to Everest Base Camp.  While planning my trip, I found that blog articles and travel forums on this subject was the most useful and informative source of information.  Now that I made it to the top and back, I share with you some answers to your FAQ’s. Did you climb Mount Everest? No, I trekked to Everest Base Camp.  Everest Base Camp is at an altitude of 5364m above sea level.  It does not entail mountaineering at all.  The entire path to Everest Base Camp can be done on foot.  Everest Base […]

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Pokhara Travel Guide

Pokhara is situated in Central Nepal.  It is a lakeside town with a relaxed, holiday feel.  Here, I share with you my Pokhara Travel Guide.  I hope this will assist in your holiday preparations. My visit was in December 2017 for 3 nights.  I took a flight from Katmandu to Pokhara which is approximately 30 minutes long. Flights: The cost of the flights were as follows: Katmandu to Pokhara on Simrik Air – 8900 NPR.  I booked this flight through a local agent in Katmandu while I was in the city.  It is worth booking when you are in Nepal.  […]

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Photo Blog: Rishikesh

The air in Rishikesh is filled with an oxygenated spiritual charge. It is known as the yoga  capital of the world. Situated in the Uttarakhand District, North of India, in the foothills of the majestic Himalayan mountains, Rishikesh is home to numerous ashrams, temples and yoga centres. Getting there… You can arrive by car from New Delhi, take a train to Haridwar and taxi to Rishikesh or fly into Jolly Grant Airport in Dehradun. No matter which mode of transport you choose, on entering the beautiful city, you are met by the majestic Ganges river.  This holy river meanders its way […]

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My Love for India

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I arrived in India a few days ago and as always, India is a beautiful paradox.  The beautiful temples amongst the dreaded pollution, the smelly streets in contrast with the aromatic flavored foods, the absolute methodical madness to the traffic amongst the jaywalking people and the holy cows!  The extremely poor  amongst the wealthy. A huge part of my heart lies in India.  Maybe because I am Indian (South African Indian), maybe it is a past birth affinity, so many unknowns and as I always say “something’s don’t need an explanation”. All I know is that I have a huge […]

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