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To Nepal and Back – Part 3 – Trekking

In the end, we trekked for ten continuous days. We had planned to trek for 14 days if weather had permitted, but on Day Ten it became clear – from weather reports and from reports of returned trekkers and guides – that weather won’t clear up in the following five days so we started our […]

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To Nepal and Back – Part 2 – The Team

Weeks before we set off, friends have been asking with whom we would be going, how many and for how long. Well, we are a small team indeed, comprising Su, aka the High Command and me as the member. Su booked with Sherpa Society Ltd, a trekking and mountaineering outfit operating in Kathmandu (KTM) since […]

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To Nepal and Back – Part 1 – The Preparation

I left off in my last Column lamenting that our amateur pan-democrats lack principle and discipline. I then flew off to Kathmandu and began some serious trekking with Su from Pokhara, planning to be at Annapurna base camp (ABC) in a week before trekking down to a posh hotel in Pokhara in a further five […]

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Having spent ten days trekking towards Annapurna Base Camp only to be forced back and down to Pokhara, and on return to my normal comfort, I wrote the first article in a series under the title “To Nepal and Back” and called it “The Preparation”. As expected, it did not attract too many readers in […]

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