great himalaya trail Archive

The Five Treasures of the Great Snows – Part 1 of 2

The trekking adventures continue! I just returned from three wildly exciting weeks on trail, living among the giants. Kanchenjunga is the third highest mountain in the world topping out at 8586m. Its name means “The Five Treasures of the Great Snows”. This mountain can be accessed from both Nepal and India, as it’s right on Nepal’s eastern border with Sikkim. The collection of 5 peaks …

Baggin’ the Annapurna Circuit

After spending two weeks laid up in Kathmandu with a severe gastrointestinal bacterial infection and a bruised ankle, I was eager to get back on trail. I picked the Annapurna circuit since all the villages on the route have infrastructure catering to trekkers. Thousands of people do the circuit every year, so local people are not shocked to see foreigners with big backpacks ambling around, …