Helambu warm up (part 1)

Jessica in Nepal

For the last weekend in September (as I said, I’m a little bit behind on posts!?), I took advantage of the UN-OCHA team’s last weekend in the district to join them on a small two day trek up into the northern settlements of the Helambu VDC (village development committee; a division of local government) in western Sindhupalchok. An excellent warm up for my upcoming Dashain trek;

#1 As ever, walking in the foothills of the Himalaya provided stunning vistas;


#2 Our walk started out passing by stunning waterfalls. It is hard to get a sense of scale from these photos but let’s go with impressively large. Well, you’ve seen the size of the mountains which still only count as hills – these are some of those hills. As I’ve said before, everything is big in Nepal – not least the rivers that these waterfalls were joining and boosting;


#3 Rivers which it took some courage at times to actually…

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