Satellite connection, finally!

This was the best day so far! Not only did Hannes’ stomach heal completely overnight, we are also in the upper Masyandi-Khola and saw big white mountains like Annapurna II and IV and the 6000ers Chulu East and Pisang Peak. We walked a fantastic panorama trail through old villages of Gyermu (3500m) and Ngwal (3550m). Read more…

Koto to Lower Pisang

For the first time we were able to get a glimpse at the first 7000m-peak this early morning. For a brief moment the clouds opened for a spectacular view. Behind Koto’s huge limestone walls are the even more impressive walls of the Annapurna range Read more…

Tal to Koto

Today was the longest and hardest day so far. We climbed a total of 1420m from Tal (1800m) to Koto (2500m). Koto is the junction point of Masyandi-khola and the Nar-Phu-khola. Read more…

Bhule Bhule to Tal

We had surprisingly good weather today, no rain at all – and it’s still monsoon time! Unfortunately our satellite modem doesn’t seem to get any signal while we’re deep down in the Masyandi-gorge. We hope we’ll be up far enough to get some reception soon. Fingers crossed! Read more…

First day on the trek

After Hannes’ briefing at the Ministry of Tourism – yeah, it’s a real expedition peak this time! – we left Kathmandu and arrived late at rainy wet soaking Bhule Bhule, the starting point of Nepal’s famous Annapurna Trek. Read more…

Off to Bhule Bhule…

After being in the air or on the floor of Abu Dhabi airport for 24 hours, we finally arrived in Nepal and are currently staying at beautiful Haus Namaste. Read more…