Monday, March 3, 2014

Hiking the Himalayas

Yes, I know it's hard to believe I'm hiking anywhere, let alone beside the big Kahuna of mountain ranges.  We (2 friends and I) flew to Pokhra, in Nepal, to do some hiking along the ridge that faces the majestic Himalayas.  We were gifted an absolutely perfect weather day, and began our day at 5:30 a.m.  We got about 2/3 of the way up the ridge where we were to see the sunrise over the mountains, when we came to an abrupt halt.  There was a huge traffic mess, no one was moving, so we quickly decided to alight on foot, much to the horror of our non-English speaking driver.  We got most of the way up before we stopped at a great vantage point to enjoy the view.  Here is the link to pictures of this impromptu hike and the one we took mid-morning:
After we came back for breakfast, we headed off for a hike up to the World Peace Pagoda constructed by Japanese Buddhist Monks.  We had beautiful weather, beautiful views, and by the end of the 3+ hour hike, I had some very tired feet and creaky knees.  However, the views were worth the pain.  Enjoy the scenery!


  1. What an amazing hike. Breathtaking beauty!

  2. sounds like a near perfect day! glad it all worked out for you