A Day on the Ochil Hills

The Ochil Hills Sunday 4th February 2018 The Ochil Hills is a range of hills in Scotland north of the Forth valley bordered by the towns of Stirling, Alloa, Kinross, Auchterarder and Perth. They’re the hills that give the backdrop to those great national landmarks, the Wallace Monument and Stirling Castle. These are the hills…

Kathmandu then home

Tuesday 10th October 2017 Kathmandu Woo hoo…slept till 8.30am…now that felt good. Today was a day of sightseeing, souvenir shopping and relaxing. We visited Durbar Square to check out the area as this had been hit badly by the 2015 earthquake…and so it had…the many beautiful temples were half standing, many buildings destroyed. Spending the…

Lukla to Kathmandu

Day 12 – Monday 9th October 2017 Lukla to Kathmandu So 5.40 am comes and goes and at 6.40 am our breakfast appears – this is what we call Nepalese time! Then we rush to the airport…this literally involves us taking about 100 steps and hey presto we’ve arrived. We hand our passports reluctantly over…

Namche Bazaar to Lukla

Day 11 – Sunday 8th October 2017 Namche Bazaar to Lukla Altitude Start : 3,440m/11,286ft Altitude Finish : 2,853m/9,360ft Up early today 6.30 am start as it’s a long day ahead…today we are walking all the way back down to Lukla where we will catch our flight back to Kathmandu. On the way up this…