Friday, June 15, 2001

Wednesday, June 13, 2001


Patrizia's book "Significato ed Esperienza" has now been released in English translation (by Jeremy Carden)

Title: "Meaning and Experience" More information here...

Friday, June 08, 2001

Here is a link to a few of the many pictures we took on our Easter 2001 trip to Nepal.
We flew from Bologna via Milan to Kathmandu, where we spent a few days looking around and also met our sherpa Shiva, who would lead our trekking team down the magnificent Kali Ghandaki valley running north-south along the west flank of the Annapurna massif. From Kathmandu we travelled by car to Pokhara, where we spent a brief night. Very early the next morning we left Pokhara in a tiny plane for the mountain town of Jomsun, which lies at the top of the Kali Ghandaki valley (at a height of about 3000 m).
From there we trekked over eight days back down to Nayapul (traversing the Ghorepani Pass, which involved a slow ascent from around 1000 m at Tatopani, up to ca. 3000 m at Ghorepani, and then back down to around 900 m at Nayapul, in the course of three days).
At Nayapul, a car was waiting to take us back to a quiet and pleasant resort bungalow at Begnas Lake, a few kilometers to the northeast of Pokhara. Here we spent a very relaxing night, before heading back by car again to Kathmandu for a few more days while awaiting our return flight to Italy.

A truly splendid trip, which we will hopefully get around to documenting in some more detail at this space a bit later on.

Some websites we visited for information and inspiration

Mappatour Travel, Rome
who helped us plan and organise our trip.
Hotel Tibet, where we stayed in Kathmandu.
Yeti Zone A useful site with a bulletin board with a lot of up to date information from other travellers.
Photoseek A photographic report of a trip round Annapurna.
Wired2the WorldA collection of personal diaries from more or less the same trek as ours.