G'day all. Hope all's well with you.
I am back in KTM and relaxing and getting organised before I have a busy time. It is so good to be back here with good food and beer.
However I must say that I had a great time in Pakistan and so glad I went. Pakistan is the real adventure country and it makes Nepal seam tame. Every day there is exciting and an adventure. It is a really shame that no tourist want to go there as there is so much to see and do, and the people so warm, helpfully and friendly. A real contrast to want is perceived when you want TV or read the papers. It is also a real shame with all the problems with terrorism and now the major floods.
Anyway back to Nepal. I am off to Bhutan on the 16th for the Thimphu festival and to trek the Cholohari trek. This trek has to be slightly changed as one of the bridges has been washed away with no other way to cross the river. I am quietly exciting about returning to Bhutan.
After that and a few days off, I head out on a new trip to the remote Tibetan valleys of Naa and cross the rarely visited passes and valleys of the Domar Himal to the Forbidden Kingdom of Mustang. Really looking forward to that.
I am then off to Makalu base camp a private trip around Manasulu and a side trip to the Tsum valleys, more on them later.
Best go, beer calling.