The Mighty Yangtze River

dralfoldman:

Looking back, this is worth a read. It’s one of our most popular travel blogs.

Originally posted on Discover the Orient:

English: View of the Qutang Gorge along the Ya...

English: View of the Qutang Gorge along the Yangtze River from Baidicheng. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

It is the entrance to the Qutang Gorge - the f...

It is the entrance to the Qutang Gorge – the first of the three Yangtze gorges. explore #82,Nov.2,2006 (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Three Gorges Dam spans the Yangtze River in Sa...

Three Gorges Dam spans the Yangtze River in Sandouping, Yichang, Hubei, China, , 3. April 2007 (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

English: The on the Yangtze River, China.

English: The on the Yangtze River, China. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

English: The Qutang Gorge along the Yangtze ri...

English: The Qutang Gorge along the Yangtze river. This photo has been taken by Mr.Chen Hualin. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Map of the location of the Three Gorges Dam, S...

Map of the location of the Three Gorges Dam, Sandouping, Yichang, en:HubeiHubei Province, China and major cities along the Yangtze River. This map was generated using the Generic Mapping Tools (GMT) . The coordinates (longitude, latitude) of the cities used are: Wuhan, 114.2790 30.5725 Nanjing, 118.7833 32.0500 Shanghai, 121.4730 31.2479 (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Reflecting back, our four night and three full day cruise on the Yangtze…

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Amazing Annapurna Adventure Himalayas Nepal: Seven Days in Wonderland!

dralfoldman:

Looking back, this is worth a read. It’s one of our most popular travel blogs.

Originally posted on Discover the Orient:

English: Annapurna sanctuary view

English: Annapurna sanctuary view (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

English: From left to the right Annapurna IV (...

English: From left to the right Annapurna IV (7,525 metres), Annapurna II (7,939 metres) and Lamjung Himal (6,932 metres) (the title of the image should be changed). (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Pokhara and Phewa Lake. In the background all ...

Pokhara and Phewa Lake. In the background all Annapurna summits. From left to the right: Annapurna South, Annapurna I with the snow covered Hiunchuli in front, Machapucharé (steep summit left of the image center), Annapurna III (image center in the background), Annapurna IV, Annapurna II, and Lamjung Himal. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

English: Annapurna South (left) and Hiunchuli ...

English: Annapurna South (left) and Hiunchuli (right) from S direction (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

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In our earlier blog, we shared our dream and plans for our seven-day trek in the Himalayas. Below we share the reality.

DAY 1  – NAYA PUL TO TIKHE DHUNGA (1800m) 5 hrs – A TOUGH START

We left our hotel in Pokhara  and traveled  by car…

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