This moderately difficult trek north of Kathmandu surrounds you with views of soaring, snow-capped peaks. Running through an area inhabited predominantly by the Tamang people, it sees far fewer visitors than the Annapurna and Mount Everest treks, so most of each day is spent walking alone amongst the mountains and yaks.
1. A couple of Nepali girls laugh at the antics of arriving trekkers.
2. Mighty trees cling to the mountainside.
3. A Tamang child sits atop a roof and watches with little interest the flow of life below.
Tabatha is a Californian who's just moved back home after five and a half years in Australia. She's wandered extensively through Australasia. She spends her time reading, writing and dreaming about her next trip, which is never far away. To read more about her travels, visit her website.