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From Ghorepani to Gandruk – Experience the serenity and scenic mountains of Nepal

I love hiking, and trekking in Nepal has always been on my bucket list. Therefore, I returned to Nepal after our last trip 20 years ago. Of course, this time with a different objective, that is, to hike to Annapurna Base Camp via Poon Hill. To do that, I started training last October 2023. Unfortunately, …

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The birthplace of Buddha – a day trip to Lumbini, Nepal

Our trip to Lumbini, the birthplace of Buddha, was an ad hoc decision just a few days before we concluded our Annapurna Base Camp trek. So, how did this idea suddenly come to us? When we shared photos of our trip to Nepal on social media, people started asking us whether we planned to visit …

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Annapurna Base Camp Trek- (Part 4) Descending from ABC | Back to Jhinu

This is the final episode of our Annapurna Base Camp Trek series. We will descend from Annapurna Base Camp and return to Jhinu, where we will take a jeep back to Pokhara. ABC to Dovan Day 8, Apr 15: Trek back to Dovan, approx 6 hours, overnight at Dovan Guest House. We stayed at Annapurna …

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Annapurna Base Camp Trek- (Part 3) Ascending from Bamboo (we made it!)

Our story continues in Part 3 of our Annapurna Base Camp Trek. We spent a night at Bamboo and then hiked to Deurali the next day. After an overnight rest, we continued with the last leg of our uphill climb towards Annapurna Base Camp. 1. Trek from Bamboo to Deurali Day 06, Apr 13: Trek …

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Annapurna Base Camp Trek- (Part 2) From Ghorepani to Bamboo via Tadapani and Chomrong

We are about to hike up to Annapurna Base Camp! After completing the visit to Poon Hill (Part 1 of the Annapurna Base Camp Trek) this morning and enjoying our breakfast at Fishtail Guest House in Ghorepani, we were gearing up for another challenging hike ahead. This leg of the journey took us through stunning …

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Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek – (Part 1) the ultimate hiking itinerary

Namaste! We have just completed our 14-day Nepal trip and are back in Malaysia. The highlight was, of course, our ABC trekking which also included the Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek. In this article, we will focus on our Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek from the starting point of our hike, that is, Hille, to Poon Hill …

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Twelve things to know before trekking to Annapurna Base Camp

(Golden sun rays in the morning- at Annapurna Base Camp) We just returned from our trekking to Annapurna Base Camp today. The mountain scenery, the challenge to our physical and mental strength, and our encounters during the hike all culminated in an unforgettable experience. This article compiles a list of frequently asked questions about trekking …

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Annapurna Base Camp Packing List- a comprehensive guide

Finally, in two days, we will fly to Kathmandu to mark off another item from my bucket list—trekking to Annapurna Base Camp this Saturday! Before starting our trek, we want to share our Annapurna Base Camp Packing List with you. Although some may find this task easy, it will be a real test of our …

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Tanjung Piai National Park- The southernmost tip of Asia

Tanjung Piai, also called the Cape of the Golden Leather Fern, is situated in the Pontian District near Johor Bahru. It is located at latitude 1° 16.00′ North, making it the southernmost tip of mainland Asia and the Eurasian continent.  Tanjung Piai, which faces the Johor Strait, is also one of the few places to …

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Things to do in Sekinchan- a comprehensive guide

Are you looking for a break from the hustle and bustle of city life? If you want to experience Malaysia’s serene and picturesque beauty, why not explore a different side of the country? We recently traveled to Sekinchan to immerse ourselves in its charming and tranquil atmosphere. It’s the perfect getaway for us seeking a …

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