In case you haven’t heard, Chris and I are going to Nepal. We’ve been planning it since early this summer and it’s finally going to be time to go! Since we booked the trip, we’ve gotten a lot of questions about where we’re going and what we’re doing. Hope this blog post will help clear things up!
I’m going to make an attempt to update the blog on the road, but am not sure how internet will all work out. I’d love to give you somewhat recent photos with captions, but won’t be doing any sort of serious writing.
Q:When are we gone? How do we get there?
A: October 11 – 29.
Flying to San Francisco on the 11th, then a 15 hour flight on the 12/13th to Hong Kong, then 5 hours on the 14th to Kathmandu arriving in Nepal on Sunday, October 14th. Same thing on the way back through the dates of Oct. 28-29. Back at work in SLC on the 30th. 🙁
Q:Where is Nepal?
A: Nepal is in Asia between Tibet (which is part of China) and India. Check out the map below- we’ll be spending most of our time in Kathmandu and Pokhara.
Q:What are the people, customs and culture like in Nepal?
A: Most people are Hindu and Buddhist, the speak Nepali as the main language. This “Do’s and Dont’s” list is pretty interesting in better understanding what people are like.
Q:What are we going to be doing?
A: We’re mostly doing a trekking trip- where we’ll spend a lot of time hiking from place to place and seeing sights along the way. We only carry a day pack, as we have a “porter” carrying the bulk of our stuff from place to place and are also leaving things in Kathmandu that we don’t need for the trek.
Here’s a “photo of the day” type gallery of something we’ll see or do each day, so you can get an idea of what we’re going to be up to. (Big thanks to the owners of all the photos I borrowed off the internet – if the owner has a problem with my use of them, please contact me and I’ll happily remove it.)
Q:Where will we sleep?
Q:What will we eat?