If you read my Facebook page, you know that after one month, I have left China for Nepal. Although I am sad to leave China, I am super excited for the trip I have planned through Nepal for the next three weeks. To help with our planning, I have partnered up with Simrik Real Nepal to experience the best of what the country has to offer.
First off, Shannon and I will be exploring Katmandu. We will spend two days seeing the temples and the stuppas that make the capital city so special.
Next, we will hit the road and head to Chitwan National Park. There we will apparently be able to bathe elephants before riding them out on Safari. Lonely Planet provides such hints as “if you get charged by a rhino, run behind a tree, sometimes it confuses them.
Then, onwards to Pokhara, which lures with amazing mountain views and the chance to raft on a crystal clear lake.
Finally, back to Katmandu for one last day of preparation before our finale: Hiking to Everest Base Camp. First a small (read: 14 seater plane) flight to the small village at the base, and then a 14 day round trip hike up to base camp. Along the way we will stay at local tea houses. We have sherpas to guide us and porters to carry our stuff, so it isn’t exactly roughing it – but it certainly will be the most challenging part of our round the world trip.
Special Thanks again to Simrik Real Nepal for making all this possible. If you find yourself in the Nepal region, make sure to look up their web site for a bunch of great options there, as well as in Tibet and Bhutan.