Lost in Phulchowki: Night out on a rock

As my friends and I stepped from the trail onto a graveled road, a pair of kalij pheasants fluttered away into the forest. We were taking the trails instead of the circuitous dirt road that wound down from the Phulchowki peak to the Godavari village. Of course, it hadn’t occurred to us then that we […]

Poon Hill: A sneak peek into the Annapurnas

The monsoon clouds settled down and a few patches of rain scattered the distant mountains. As dust was washed away, beautiful weather soon set in. It all began when Dashain approached the city, and the torrential rains faded away. I had to head into the woods and up the mountains. I carefully designed my trip […]