One thing about Nepal that you probably don’t know is that it has its own time zone. It’s GMT +5:45h and one of two cases in the world where the time zone is not a round hour. Why? Because they can.
Do you know the golden rule of consumption in Asia? Trust only food that you touch or you see how it is done, regardless of whether it is street food or you’re at the restaurant in the tourist area.
Before I started my trip my doctor told me that I should exercise more, otherwise I might have health problems in the future. So I´ve decided that Nepal and India might be a perfect place to start yoga and meditation. Well, it didn´t go well as planned, but at least I started do morning jogging. And all thanks to my Lama.
Many people asked me already and probably will ask the same question in the future as well: Why did you start your trip around the world in Nepal? There are so many places on the way here you have missed. Well, it is true. I think I’ve decided myself for Nepal because of the Himalaya. It is funny though, because I never liked mountains so much – I’m more a seaside person. But still, this country has some kind of magnet. Maybe it was the mountains that brought me here. They are the highest ones in the world after all. That was probably enough for me to come here.
ABC was my first so long trekking ever. That’s why I took everything I thought it would be needed and more, just in case. So I ended up taking 3 t-shirts, 2 pairs of pants, first aid kit, 5 pairs of socks and undies, jacket, fleece jacket, sweater, 2 caps, 2 scarfs, a metal cup, water heater and many other things. At the same time Nadia, who was trekking with me had 1 small backpack, 1 sleeping bag, 1 sweater, 1 t-shirt and some underwear. Ta-dah! I’m not counting the food, because it is important to have food on you. But because of all those things I didn’t really need, my backpack was heavy, and up “there” every 1 kg weighs twice (or more). So, in order to spare you all the trouble I’ve decided to give you some tips what to take, what not to take and other tips about your future ABC trek.