living in a gurung village

february 2014

one week in a rural gurung village: carrying the water from the fountain, washing the clothes and taking a shower at the fountain in the forest, waving rice carpets, making fire for cooking dal bhat, washing dishes with ashes, collecting gras for the animals, braiding the hairs of the girls for school, burning roxi (local alcohol), plowing with ox, sowing seeds…and…and…and….

who would like to spend some days helping and living on a local farm and experience this?

fair trade project

february 2014

our new fair-trade project is born: we sell traditionally made handicrafts with a new design. the material is handmade and woven by women and tailors are making bags, skirts, cases, pillowcases and more. all the working people get fair and good salaries. 

around manaslu

february 2014

around manaslu was a absolutely wonderful trek with changing landscapes and breathtaking views even we were forced to return before the  larky la pass because of the  bad weather and the huge amount of snow . because of off season we got many opportunities to see and sit directly in the kitchens living and speaking with the families and warming our cold feet and hands next to the fire.

martina: „ schneebedeckte berge-lachende kinder-wärmender ingwertee-einsame bergdörfer- blasen an den füssen-stärkendes dal bhat-sternenklare nächte und noch vieles mehr nehme ich als eindrücke und erinnerungen in die schweiz mit.

kathrin: „wunderschöne bergwelt, abgelegene,ursprüngliche dörfer und immer wenn der hunger kommt ein Dal Bhat. einfach toll. vielen Dank auch für eure tolle begleitung und die kulturellen hintergründe. ich komme wieder, keine frage.

three weeks with margot and peter

january 2014

during three weeks we guided margot and peter through Nepal to show its diversity and richness.

we hiked all the steps up to gorepani to enjoy the view of poonhill and the great hospitality in this lodge. after walking all the way down to tatopani we took a fabulous bath in the hotspring and continued the way by jeep to mustang. visiting the villages marpha and tukuche showed us the rural live and tibetan culture.

back in pokhara we spent some time with hiking and sightseeing in and around the city.

some of the destinations were sarangkot,  the peacepagoda, the begnaslake and the mountainmuseum. on the way back to kathmandu we made a fascinating excursion to gorkha and to a rural gurung village in the manasluarea. There we get an impression of the daily life of farming in nepal.

active sightseeing with loulou

december 2013/january 2014

loulou spent one week with us in pokhara with hiking to the peacepagoda and sarangkot, boating, cycling to the cute village pame , visiting the mountain museum, eating fishes in a delicious restaurant on the begnaslake and enjoying the new year festival for the „apero“ every evening.

one month exploring

december 2013

we spent one month trekking and discovering the solukumbu-/everestregion. After a adventurous bus drive we started to walk from bandhar to lukla and then to gokyo. having been and enjoyed the view on the gokyo ri we crossed the ngzumbu glacier and the cho la pass to the everest basecamp.after that we hiked back to lukla and then to salleri.

it was incredibly cold and freezing, but the views were so magnificent. especially gokyo, the cho la pass and kala pattar are really recommendable!

annapurnacircuit with maria

october 2013

we spent two weeks with maria from switzerland with hiking, sitting in the local kitchens to warm up our hands, playing uno with other people, eating delicious food and enjoying the views.

for more pictures view the gallery.