Zum Zum – Zoom Zoom

Posted by Pat on October 11, 2013 in Travel |

Buy today, bye bye tomorrow. It’s a good time to be a chicken. – Pat Bunyard. POKHARA NEPAL, 2700ft, 11 Oct: You can tell the difficulty of the day’s trek by your porter’s shoes. If barefoot or flip flops, it will be an easy day. If wearing tennis shoes, prepare for a demanding day on […]

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Holy Crap – I Am At The Summit

Posted by Pat on October 10, 2013 in Travel |

We must accept life for what it actually is – a challenge to our quality without which we would never know of what stuff we are made, or grow to our full stature. – Robert Lewis Stevenson I’ve always loved a challenge. – Lana Turner HIMALAYA LODGE, GHANDRUK, 6600ft, 10 Oct: I awoke to a […]

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Glorious Annapurna – ‘Goddess of the Harvests’

Posted by Pat on October 8, 2013 in Travel |

In Nepal, what goes up must come down and go up again, and again, and again…. – Pat Bunyard SANCTUARY LODGE, BIRENTHANTI, 3750ft, 8 Oct: What a glorious morning, not a cloud in the sky and clear vistas of Annapurna South, Annapurna Fang, Gangapurna and Fishtail. The morning is quiet as I sit and watch […]

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Day Two of Annapurna

Posted by Pat on October 7, 2013 in Travel |

“Bistari, Bistari” – “Slowly, Slowly” – Parshuram Dahal, our trek guide. GURUNG LODGE, MAJGAUN, 4620ft, 7 Oct: Thunder and rain most of night but as a result, at sunrise the snow-capped Annapurnas peeked out from the clouds in all its glory . Annapurna Two, Annapurna Four, Fishtail, Annapurna One and Annapurna South, with other peaks […]

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On Annapurna’s Gin and Tonic Trail

Posted by Pat on October 7, 2013 in Travel |

You will probably only see one or two leeches. – Mr. Prim, lecturer on hiking Annapurna BESANTA LODGE, DHAMPUS, 5000ft, 6 Oct: Thunder is rumbling and rolling among the peaks of the Annapurnas and I can hear the steady rain outside my window. This is good for the clearing of clouds and views of the […]

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