Stabilizer Zhiyun Crane-M2
I m still in Moscow. But all the equipment for the Great Himalayan Trail has already been collected, it only needs to be put everything into a backpack. Today I tested the wonderful Zhiyun Crane-M2 stabilizer provided by the project partners, along with excellent Hoya filters and a Joby tripod. I m just a beginner blogger, but I already know that no one will watch videos with unstable images and disgusting sound. And I would like the beauty of the Great Himalayan Trail to be seen by as many people interested in travel as possible. The stabilizer weighs a pound, which is a lot in my situ
Got Visa!
Had got a visa to Nepal. In general, there is nothing complicated: fill out and print a questionnaire on the Immigration office website, hotel reservations for 10 days (hotels are selected from the list on the Nepal tourism board website, reservations are made through, insurance that covers COVID-19 issues for the entire duration of stay, passport (more than 6 months before the expiration date) and visa payment in dollars (no change). The visa is made right on the day of application. But the planned start date had to be shifted. There are still restrictions in Kathmandu, th
About coronavirus in the Himalayas
Got the first coronavirus vaccine Sputnik V . On this occasion, I would like to note a few points: There are no vaccination queues. Well, that is, absolutely no one in queue. The whole procedure, together with the defrosting of the vaccine, took about 15 minutes, and, on the recommendation of the doctors, I waited in the corridor for half an hour on in case of whatever happens. Why am I getting vaccinated just now?
How to prepare for mountain trekking?
What physical condition is needed for trekking in the Himalayas? And how do I prepare for the five month trip? In fact, I havent done much preparation so far. Well, more precisely, I did not do anything beyond the usual gymnastics. A bit of stretching in the morning, jogging two to three times a week, a little exercise with weights for your chest and back.
The project "My Great Himalaya Trail" now has a Youtube channel
There is a new video of the interview Why do I go to the mountains for six months on the channel of the project My Great Himalayan Trail . Together with Daria Andrianova, we discuss the itinerary, preparation for the trip and many other issues. Subscribe to the channel, soon there will be many interesting videos on it.
Mani Walls in Nepal
On any mountain route in Nepal, you can find the so-called mani walls . These are small (or large) free-standing walls made of stones, on which numerous mantras, prayers and symbols are carved. The most common mantra on the mani wall is Om mani padme hum. Perhaps because of this, such walls are called mani . Prayer drums can also be built into the walls of the mani, which are rotated by travelers passing by.
Symbol of the ancient Aryans in Nepal and Tibet
Apparently, in stories about the Himalayas, I will have to bypass one of the most frequently used symbols in Nepal and Tibet. Swastika. Swastika-like symbols have been and are used in many cultures since ancient times. The most ancient objects decorated with a swastika were found in the territory of modern Iran. These are earthen vessels, created five thousand years before our era. There were similar symbols among the ancient Slavs, the ancient Greeks, the Celts and the Romans. The swastika mark is found in the tombs of the Egyptian pharaohs, was used by the American Indians long bef
Gosainkund legend
When the mighty Shiva drank the poison, he felt a little bit badly. His body turned blue and he was tormented by a terrible thirst. To get water, Shiva struck the ground with his trident, and Gosaykunda lakes with the purest water appeared at the place. These lakes are located in Nepal, in the Langtang region.
Panch Pokhari
In the Langtang region, at an altitude of about 4200 meters above sea level, there is one of the highest mountain lake-bog systems: Panch Pokhari. Actually, the very name of the place, translated from Nepali, means "Five Lakes". Here, in a small plato, like on a balcony, above a deep gorge, there are five lakes, from which the Indravati River begins. Like many other Nepalese rivers, Indravati is part of the watershed of the sacred Ganges.
Lapchi Valley
Lapchi Valley is another one hidden valley sacred to Buddhists. But not just one of them, but one of the most important and famous. It is considered to be one of the 24 most important Tantric sacred sites. The great Tibetan yogi Jetsun Milarepa spent the rest of his life here. The valley is considered one of the best places for spiritual practice, and Lapchi Snow Mountain is often compared to Mount Kailash in Tibet.

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