The Himalaya – Roof of the world. After setting down in Kathmandu and alighting from the big silver bird, we bussed to the Annapurna circuit. Our journey went counter clock wise. From terraced slopes to the Thorang Pass up into thin air at over 5400 meters. Through both Hindu and Buddhists cultures. We hauled our own gear on our own backs. Unlike some lazy rich bastards who hired porters to lug their crap, while traipsing around carrying only cameras. The musical accompaniment is Instinctive Traveler by Dissidenten.
Originally published elsewhere on 26 February 2007.