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The Gokyo Trek – Leg I

At Indira Gandhi International Airport a while back, I wondered how it was almost all the tourists headed to Kathmandu were ready-pressed and dressed like they’re heading to the mountains the moment they step out the air instead of a cab to Thamel and its cheap wonders?
It’s places like Gokyo, that’s how, coupled with the [...]


The Gokyo Trek – Leg II

Day 5 – Naamche Bazaar to Dhole

Having dispatched my sister back to Lukla with Nir Kumar, I was on my own again, and happily so. As much as I appreciate the camaraderie of a trekking group, I prefer going solo, picking my companions as I roll along. There’s nothing so liberating as an extended ramble [...]


The Gokyo Trek – Leg III

Day 9 – Thore to Phortse
I halted at a twist just above Phortse, walked out onto an outcrop and plonked myself down. Just for the view and all there was in it. In the terrible, murderously sharp ridges of Thamserku. The deep clefts running down to the rivers. The meagre settlements perched where these ridges [...]


 

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