Annapurna circuit day 23 Return home

Last day in the Ashram, last Dal Baht, last slugs for breakfast (I won’t actually be missing that at home!)  Today I got a special slug mixture for breakfast and they wouldn’t tell me what was actually in it apart from the usual slug and banana.  It looked like tuna, but it wasn’t; anyway it made the swallowing harder again.  Oh well it was the last dose! Continue reading

Annapurna circuit day 3 Getting the permits

Our permit to use the Annapurna circuit

After a good night’s sleep under the mosquito net (yes there are plenty of mosquitos here during the rainy season!) it was in to town with Prem to meet up with BJ and Ranjan to get our permits for the Annapurna Sanctuary & buy a sleeping bag and a jacket. Continue reading

Annapurna circuit day 2 Arrival in Kathmandu

Arrived at KTM airport intact but lacking 29hours sleep!  The bikes arrived safely as well (always a relief after my bad experience with Ryanair and Tenerife.  As promised, and I had no doubt whatsoever, Veda and Prem were there to greet us.

Children in the garden


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Annapurna circuit day 1 The long flight to Kathmandu

Ria trying to get comfortable in a not so comfortable sofa

7:30 hours of flight and we are now in the recently refurbished New Delhi Airport. We paid extra for a VP lounge (don’t bother! Free internet, the food and drink are good but it is very hot and the chairs are not very comfortable, in fact, the ones in the public areas are better!) Continue reading