Eastern Nepal, particularly the eastern section of the Great Himalayan Trail (GHT), had lured me for a while. And explore I did, venturing into the region a total of three times in 2023, each journey adding more trails to my map. First Trip: May 2023 Sijan, a close friend of mine, having gotten into grad school, was fulfilling a vow to visit Pathivara 3,794 m (Nepali: पाथिभरा देवी मन्दिर, Limbu: […]

Haunted by a near-drowning experience in high school, I spent fifteen years terrified of water. It wasn’t until early 2022, in preparation for a sailing trip in the Orcas Islands, that my friend Seth (a great mentor over the years, we started Himalayan Adventure Labs together, but he has stepped back now) nudged me back into swimming lessons. Overcoming that fear felt like a victory, and when Seth floated the […]

During our orientation, over dinner, I mentioned to Maria that the most important thing to remember during any trips in Nepal was to be flexible on any given situation. But, little did I know, as we got on the bus from Kathmandu a little over an hour after midnight to get to the airport in Ramechap for our flight to Lukla, that with the first rays of light the previously […]

Buckle up, folks, because Langtang Fastpack 2023 was more of an epic tale than your grandma’s Sunday yarns! Our spirited adventure kicked off with blessings from Hindu priests at the Budhanilkantha temple. We’re Team Reindeer (yes, with the antlers and all), and our adventure began in the heart of Budhanilkantha. From there, we plunged headfirst into the lush wonderland of Shivapuri National Park, where adventure and memories awaited. When we […]

A total of 130 kilometers while gaining 7560 meters of elevation in three days looks tough and demanding on paper, the journey itself is impossible to quantify. More than the physical strain the body endures, these three days were filled with observing nature as it is and quality conversations on life and such.

Greetings, fearless adventurers! It’s me, the Yeti, reporting back on the epic journey we embarked upon during the Manaslu Fastpack 2023, organized by the incredible folks at Himalayan Adventure Labs (HAL). Brace yourselves for a tale filled with laughter, excitement, and a sprinkle of mischief! Our team was an unstoppable force of adventure seekers, ready to conquer the untamed trails. Tony and Sharon, the seasoned veterans of Annapurna Fastpack 2017, […]

We’re back! After some ‘bumpy times’ over the past few years due to you-know-what, we are so happy to report being able to return to helping people fulfill their dreams in the Himalayas in 2022.  Before bragging about the adventure dreams we helped people with in 2022, we want to encourage you to consider joining us in Nepal this coming year. We have organized trips ranging from the classic Annapurna […]

A plan was set; to start the trek from Rara (starting point for the Mugu/Dolpo trek last year), head north to Simikot, follow Mugu Karnali river to get to Hilsa, a border town and turn east to Limi valley and back down to Simikot while crossing two Himalayan passes.