I am writing this post in disbelief as I stare at the world’s most dangerous and 10th-highest mountain Annapurna. In the photo above, Annapurna is the nub sticking out on the right side of the massive peak Annapurna Dashkin (aka Annapurna South), which appears taller in the image but is around 1,000 meters shorter. I …Continue reading "Khusii Laagyo…"
The past week has been filled with classes, climbing, and excursions to Kathmandu’s most famous historical sites. I feel that I have a better academic understanding of Buddhism and Nepal, but there is still an unimaginable amount of knowledge to embrace. Many people don’t know that Kathmandu was separated into three kingdoms: Bhaktapur, Kathmandu, and …Continue reading "The Beauty of Climbing"
It is nearly impossible to describe how wonderful my first week in Nepal has been… At JFK airport, before departing for Doha, Qatar, en route to Kathmandu, Ben and I met a Havard graduate human rights lawyer named Connor, who had previously spent a few months in Kathmandu. He described Kathamndu as a city containing …Continue reading "First Impressions of Nepal"