Times include stops, rest breaks and other delays.
Day 1: Travel from Kathmandu to Dhangadhi (663 km, 17h)
Gather at Kathmandu Gongabu bus station at 14:00, bus leaves at 15:00 for Dhangadhi. The bus is comfortable and stops for dinner, which is included in the price. The road is smooth and once the music stops, we’re able to sleep some in the bus.
Continue reading “Itinerary and short summary of the Khaptad – Rara trekking”
We first learned about this trek on http://neptrekking.blogspot.com. It supposedly started on 1st of April 2014. Now this might be a bit funny, but ‘nep’ in Dutch means fake. And starting on April Fool’s Day doesn’t help either. But nevertheless, we went for it, since it was an excellent opportunity to see more of Nepal, and this time off the beaten paths. Continue reading “Trekking from Khaptad to Rara”
It’s been a while since there’s been something new here, but we’ve been busy walking in areas where tourism still needs to develop: the far west of Nepal. There are really beautiful (and unspoilt) nature parks, like Rara and Khaptad. We’ve been looking into trekking in the far west, when we ran into this blogpost. Well, there’s no going back now…
Note: I could write a BOOK about this trek, but this is the summary .. the real, long story is way cooler …
To this day, llama caravans are crossing the Bolivian Andes during the dry winter months, exchanging goods in villages and estancias on their way. Using (pre)Inca paths, they visit places that are unreachable otherwise. One day in June, eight happy but unwitting gringos set off to join one of the llama families on their yearly caravan. Little did they know what they would encounter.
Continue reading “Character building in the Bolivian Andes”