FIRST TREK – FIRST CHALLENGE
What I call hiking is Austria is far different than here in Nepal. Here in Nepal, you can hire a guide and as well a porter who carries your heavy backpack and guides you through all the beautiful places…
What I call hiking is Austria is far different than here in Nepal. Here in Nepal, you can hire a guide and as well a porter who carries your heavy backpack and guides you through all the beautiful places. A good way to explore all those hundrets and thousands of treks in the Himalayans, the giants of the world. You don´t need to think about anything than walking – BUT keep in mind – those treks are made for really lovers of nature, of activity and loooong walks and many many steps.
As we are students and poor low-budget filmmakers, we decided to trek without a porter.
Here I need to go deeper into explanation: Most of the foreigners and tourists think, that all porters are called Sherpa. In fact, Sherpa people are an ethnic group in eastern Nepal. Through the course of time the name Sherpa has gained so much currency that it almost acts as a tribal name, and it does in fact define a specific group of people. Before Sherpas were so highly publicized by mountaineering expeditions, they introduced themselves to other societies as „Shar Khombo“.
Packet with nearly 12kg each, we started our mission for panoramic footage in the Annapurna region. Thanks to our guide Narajahn, who carried our Tripots and Sliders – without you, we would be still suffering to finish this trek.
Minimum 7h each, we hiked constantly upstairs and downstairs, paths which are covered with roots and stones. As a reward, we got cold shower and the best sleep I every had.
Trekking in Nepal is an exhausting experience: walking all those km, eating mainly Dahl Bhat, drinking groce Nescafe … and all that, through various climate changes- (tropical and alpine)
But you get what you want to get – mountains, time to think, time to explore and …. inspiration.
After several leech attacks and sweaty hours in the mountain we managed our way back.
Good preparation for our Everest Base Camp in November. … just 4times longer and 2000m higher.