Poon Hill Trek: Guest Post by 90 Second Travel

Two of my best childhood friends whom I haven’t seen since we had The Biggest Charlottesville In Vientiane Reunion to date, got together last month for a couple of days of trekking in the mountains of Nepal. If you love the mountains and making fun of cookie cutter package deal tourists, this post will NOT disappoint — if anything you’ll find yourself suddenly opening a new tab and checking out airfare prices to get on the next flight out to Nepal. Maybe.

Both Ben and Hannah are talented beyond words, you’d be a fool not to check out their blogs. For real. Do it.

Somewhere Near Here.

Ben, my Nepal travel partner and fellow blogger, has been documenting his 6 month trip across Asia in quirky 90 second travel snippets.  But while we were in Nepal, I seemed to be the one taking the video, and he was the one making insightful comments, so we decided, this time, to switch…  So here is his account of our 4-day trek to Poon Hill/Ghorepani. My 90 second travel video is coming soon.

Day 1:
I told Hannah to pack light, but she didn’t listen and has spent the evening bearing her very heavy load up some very steep stairs with an expression very reminiscent of a participant in a desert marathon or someone who has spent more than two hours inside of a Walmart.

The only difference between the weight of our packs is Hannah’s new SLR, the kind of machinery that looks like it can take X-rays…

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