Our plans for the final month (coming home in exactly a month!) of our trip have totally changed because of the violence and unrest in Tibet right now. Our plan was to travel from Kathmandu, Nepal to Lhasa, Tibet overland, but Tibet is basically closed off right now to tourism. I'm sure you've heard about it on the news.
So, we've decided to once again join our awesome friends the Katzes and their friend Chad to go trekking in Nepal! We're all doing (planning to at least) the famous Annapurna Circuit Trek, which is about 200 kilometers long, takes about 18 days, and reaches altitudes just shy of 18,000 feet. It also is known for it's spectacular mountain views, and incredible diversity of culture, climates, and landscape.
We've done tons of research this past week on what to expect, and we've bought tons of new gear (especially warm stuff) for this trek. I can't wait! Actually, it's 5AM here now and our bus to the village where the trail starts leaves at 6:30AM, so I better run!
Hope to return with some great photos! :)
I don't have any recent ones to share right now... but here are a few photos that have absolutely nothing in common except that they are all really old, taken at least 4 years ago!
PS- I won't be responding to emails or voicemails until around April 16th too!