We’re now in incredible Kathmandu, recovering from a wonderful wedding weekend in Campeche – followed by a long flight halfway around the globe via Istanbul – and about to begin our honeymoon adventure in the Himalayas tomorrow.

Our plan is to trek around Manaslu, the 8th highest mountain in the world, over a 21 day trip.  On our anti-clockwise circuit around the mountain starting at Arughat we’ll take a side-trip into the remote Tibetan region of the Tsum Valley, which was only opened to Westerners less than 10 years ago.  Back on the Manaslu Circuit trail, when we get to Larkya La pass at over 5,100m the plan is to take a few days to ascend the rarely-climbed 6,249m Larkya Peak just south of the pass.  The climb will require us to set up a base camp, climb up the glacier and spend the night at a 5,700m high camp, and go for the summit the next morning.  After the climb we’ll cross over Larkya La and begin the long descent to join the Annapurna Circuit at Dharapani and onward to the trailhead where we’ll drive back to Kathmandu for a well-earned celebratory meal before flying out to Istanbul the next day (for a quick 24-hour layover).

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Paul has written about the trip plan and itinerary on his blog aussiepaul.com, you can view the post here.

While we won’t be online for most of the trek (no internet access or cell signal up there!), you can follow our progress via GPS or send us a short message to Paul’s inReach device at share.delorme.com/anderson.  Paul will also be posting updates to social media and you can view his Twitter feed on his website aussiepaul.com.

See you in three weeks! – Daniella & Paul

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