Nepal

3am and the alarm went off. Up early to shower and then out the door to get the taxi.The Crew – Rebecca, Annalisa (my sis), Matt N (my brother in law), Matt W, Jonathan Lane (Lenny)and me. Rebecca was picking up Annalisa andMatt (sister and brother-in-law) and heading to the airport and I was picking …Continue Reading…

After getting to bed at about 4.30am in the end, we were up again early as first morning was our paragliding trip. This was another one of the many highlights we were all looking forwards to, so we were up early and ready to go. We tried the breakfast from the hotel, and as they …Continue Reading…

We had agreed to meet at 7.30am to go and do a hike up to a Stupa (temple at the top of the mountain) that we could see from the roof of our hotel – at 7.30am I was ready to go and waiting on the rooftop for everyone to surface. At about 9am I …Continue Reading…

We were coming to terms with the fact that we were basically stuck in Pokhara whether we like it or not, so we decided to make the most of it and as such, today was going to be a day of bike riding – having sworn that we would never get on the bikes that …Continue Reading…

With Matt W out of action we didn’t want to go off on a 2 day hike as he is really into that stuff, so the following morning Matt N, Lenny and I went for a short walk to get some better pics of Annapurna range from the other side of Pokhara. Nice brief hike …Continue Reading…

Matt W was feeling back on track and so we decided to do the 2 day trek up Sarangkot that we had planned on doing the day before. We set off with our 3 guys who carried the tents up the mountain and did so wearing flip flops and sandals. We turned up with our …Continue Reading…

5am wake up to see sun rise over Annapurna range but the weather had other ideas, we got up and the mist and cloud were close and the visibility was basically 0. We were glad we had such awesome views the night before, but very disappointed to not see the sunrise over the amazing mountain …Continue Reading…

Still stuck in Pokhara we decided to take some Kayaks and a pedalo out on the river for the day. Being 6ft 2inches tall and 17 stone meant that I physically couldn’t fit in the Kayak. Matt W at 6ft 4inches just about managed to squeeze himself in. Matt N and Lenny took the other …Continue Reading…

After the great news the night before that the strike was over and we would be able to go rafting, it meant up early to get on  the road as it was a 5 hour trip on the wonder bus to get to the drop in site for rafting. We had all been talking about …Continue Reading…

Not the most comfortable nights sleep meant I was up at about 6.00am and watching the sun rise above the rocks surrounding us in the river valley bed. Quite beautiful and relaxing. The guides were already up making breakfast and boiling water for morning coffee. Watching the sun break over the canyon walls with a …Continue Reading…