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The James Bond Hotel, A Month in the Nepali Himalaya – Part 3

March 11, 2009
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The James Bond Hotel, A Month in the Nepali Himalaya – Part 3

| Image by photos by Uli Loskot Yesterday´s rain in the lower regions has covered Namche Bazaar and above with a thin blanket of snow. Andi, Tina, Andreas and I gear up for an excursion to the Everest View Hotel. It lays a bit higher than Namche Bazaar and makes for a fine daytrip...
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Walking through the Magic Gate: A Month in the Nepali Himalaya – Part 2

March 10, 2009
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Walking through the Magic Gate: A Month in the Nepali Himalaya – Part 2

| Image by photos by Uli Loskot Phakding, with an altitude of 2600 meters (200 meters below Lukla) is a perfect place to acclimatize oneself to the altitude. From here it’s a one day hike up to the village of Namche Bazaar at 3420 meters. I slept really well and feel refreshed. I make...
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Preparing for my Himalaya Escapade: Nepal, Part 2

December 12, 2008
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Preparing for my Himalaya Escapade: Nepal, Part 2

| Image by photos by Uli Loskot I only have two and a half days in Kathmandu to get everything ready and organized for my trekking departure into the Himalayas. I decide it’s time to get my hair trimmed and end up in a barber shop with a very skilled Indian barber cutting skillfully...
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Arriving in Kathmandu, Nepal – Part 1

December 10, 2008
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Arriving in Kathmandu, Nepal – Part 1

| Image by photos by Uli Loskot I arrive in Kathmandu as the first rays of sun dissolve the morning mist. The humid hot air of Kolkata has given way to brisk mountain air. Kathmandu, with a population of 700.000 Inhabitants, lies in a valley in the southern foothills of the Himalayas at 1400...
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The Journey from India to Nepal

December 8, 2008
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The Journey from India to Nepal

| Image by photos by Uli Loskot The overnight train ride from Kolkata to Patna does not feel as enjoyable and safe as all the other train ride adventures I have had so far. I am a bit concerned about my safety and the safety of my stuff. During the entire ride persistent beggars...
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Leaving Kolkata, Part 6

December 4, 2008
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Leaving Kolkata, Part 6

| Image by photos by Uli Loskot I spend only three days in Kolkata, as I have arranged to meet my friend Andi in Kathmandu, a mountain and expedition guide from Austria, who offered me to take me on a trek with him. On the day of my departure I hesitate and feel unsure...
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