Tag Archives: trekking

Hiking the Albanian Alps – Valbona Theth, Albania

03 Apr
Trek Valbona Theth: on the way to Valbona Pass (Qafa e Valbonës)

The first day of the trek Valbona Theth Short description. I took a local shuttle (furgon) from Shkodër to the onboarding place on the Komani ferryboat. For four hours, we traveled by ferry on the Komani Lake until Fierza. Then, we took a car to Valbona, where we stayed overnight before the Valbona Theth hike. […]

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The Extended Ghorepani Trek (II), Annapurna Conservation Area – Nepal

17 May
Ghorepani Trek: going up from Ghorepani to Deurali Pass (the Dhaulagiri Himalayan Range in the background)

Ghorepani Trek – Annapurna Conservation Area, Nepal This is the continuation of my first diary about trekking in the Annapurna Conservation Area. My first post can be found at the following link The Extended Ghorepani Trek, Annapurna Conservation Area (part I). Ghorepani Trek, the third trekking day Short description: We climbed from Upper Ghorepani to […]

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The Extended Ghorepani Trek (I), Annapurna Conservation Area – Nepal

03 May
Ghorepani Trek: the entrance gate to Ghorepani Poon Hill

Ghorepani Trek – Annapurna Conservation Area, Nepal Ghorepani Trek is a popular trek in Nepal and includes the ascent on the renowned Poon Hill. As famous as the Annapurna Circuit and the Annapurna Base Camp Trek, Ghorepani Trek is, in fact, a loop that stretches between the last two treks, but it’s much shorter. The […]

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Tamang Heritage Trail (II), Langtang National Park – Nepal

17 Feb
Tamang Heritage Trail - Day 6: Briddhim village - a local old woman I met on the road

Tamang Heritage Trail, Langtang National Park (part II) This is the continuation of my first diary about trekking in the Langtang National Park. My first post can be found at the following link Tamang Heritage Trail (I). Tamang Heritage Trail, the fourth day of the trek We stayed in Nagthali Ghyang. Thick clouds covered the mountains across […]

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Tamang Heritage Trail (I), Langtang National Park – Nepal

03 Feb
Tamang Heritage Trail - Day 3: Brimdang hamlet - local woman cooking nettle sauce for dhal bhat

Tamang Heritage Trail, Langtang (part I)  Starting the Tamang Heritage Trail. My mountain guide-cum-porter, Rishi, accompanied me from the luxury of the Kopan Monastery to Matribhimi Hotel (his uncle’s hotel). The hotel was a dirty and ugly place but close to the Gongabu Bus Station (on the Kathmandu’s Ring Road). From there, we would leave […]

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