As part of our fundraising-cum-training for our upcoming Everest Base Camp trek, we organized rappelling and hiking activities in Mount Talamitam in Nasugbu, Batangas last weekend. In our group, I was the only one who hiked with the participants while the others had to set up the rappel equipment and prepareContinue Reading

I have scaled a number of hills and mountains already but, ironically, I kinda fear the heights. Not really acrophobia, maybe I am just scared of the thought of falling and dying. Last weekend, I did another first in my life that is abseiling or more popularly known as rappelling. I have doneContinue Reading

Have you spent a night with a bunch of trekkers? Not the rated-R type, okay. If not, well then let me tell you how our day ends and starts—constant packing and unpacking. We wrapped-up our day in Pokhara a little late than expected because of the delays during our landContinue Reading

The Tribhuvan airport is a complete chaos. From the arriving or departing passengers to the airport staff and even the airport itself. No computers, scanners, or anything digital. Everything is done manually. Being out of the airport is a satisfactory feeling.Continue Reading

There are several jump-off points leading to the base camp of the Annapurna mountain ranges but there are two that are more popular to trekkers: Pedhi and Nayapul where our trek started. I’ve read that though Pedhi is the nearest from Pokhara, about 45-minute drive, it is the most challenging among otherContinue Reading

When I first learned of Annapurna base camp trekking, I also encountered what they call tea houses. So, what can you think of when you hear the words tea house? I, being a shallow person, imagine people in pairs or groups sitting around a small table sipping a hot cup of tea.Continue Reading

Don’t let your dreams of seeing the Eight-Thousanders stay as dreams. Trekking in Nepal is just within your reach! Now that you have obtained your visa, the next thing you need are permits for your trekking in the Himalayas. For those who are trekking to the Annapurna Base Camp (ABC), youContinue Reading

Trekking in the Himalayas is a lot different compared to how we trek here in the Philippines. Unlike with our 4×4 type of trails, they have established and laid out pathways, mostly of bricks and slabs of stones. But what makes Himalayas trekking really unique are the tea houses or lodgesContinue Reading

Trekking in the Himalayas? Well, you need to know a load of important stuff before you can even start announcing on your Facebook page or Twitter account that you’re going to Nepal, the gateway of the mighty Himalayas mountain ranges.Continue Reading