ArchivesPosts Tagged ‘Himalayas’

09Jan

During our cycle touring adventure in Arunachal Pradesh, we visited the district of Tawang – a place inhabited by the Monpas, followers of  the Tibetan version of Buddhism – Vajrayana. There are four main sects of Tibetan Buddhism: Gelugpa (the Dalai Lamas sect, most known and widespread across India), Kagyupa (the sect of the Karmapa, […]Continue Reading

07Jan

The wildest, least explored of all Indian states is undoubtedly Arunachal Pradesh. To get there, one must get a very expensive permit valid only for one month (as expensive as an Indian visa). We never planned to visit the North East of India, but as soon as we read some articles on the internet about […]Continue Reading

02Dec

Entering Nepal was a huge relieve for us – we were very tired of Indian lowlands (chaotic, crowded, noisy and polluted) and literally seconds after we crossed the border we knew, that Nepal would be completely different. Seeing a modest building of the immigration office in Mahendranagar told us a lot about the country. We […]Continue Reading

23Nov

During our amazing adventure in the Himalayas of Nepal, on the Annapurna Circuit, we passed through the small village of Tukuche in Mustang. It was the first day of winter (as we were told) and it was definitely getting colder. Just before we entered the village, we had seen a group of local men escorting […]Continue Reading

14Nov

Here comes the second part of our great adventure in the Nepali Himalayas. One of the biggest concerns while doing the Annapurna Circuit is the relatively quick altitude gain. It is said that above 3000 meters one should not climb more than 500 metres a day to avoid Acute Mountain Sickness. In the little Town […]Continue Reading