“Bicycling is a big part of the future. It has to be. There’s something wrong with a society that drives a car to work out in a gym.”
After a four month break, a break about three and a half months longer than I had planned for, I am ready to hop back in the saddle and become a cycle-tourer again. India and Nepal have proven to be more of a cultural tour than anything else, which is exactly what I wanted. I have spent more time off the bike than actually riding, but I have also had some absolutely amazing experiences. Now though, I’m ready to start cycling a bit more, continuing to gather cultural stories as I go of course.
Kevin and I are headed out to Makalu, a non-touristy (well, hopefully) mountainous region in Eastern Nepal where we plan to trek. I have been told it is a twenty-five hour bus ride, and since the distance doesn’t look all that far, that means the roads will be very rough getting to where the roads end. We think it will take two or three weeks of cycling to arrive, and then, about twenty days to trek into and back from the base camp which is over 5,000m. I have no idea what to expect, but I do hope to see some amazing mountains!