Tag Archives: hiking


Exploring the Glyders, Wales Summer 2013

We keep saying this everytime we write but we wish we could be posting more frequently on our beloved Notworkrelated blog. The truth is we’ve both been so busy in our workrelated lives! This shouldn’t be an excuse! The reason we started this blog was … Read More


Travel tips and tricks – Trekking in Nepal

Below is a list of Notworkrelated ‘Awards’ which we allocated during our trekking adventure, some of them were reached with the aid of our trekking partners Joshua and Amata and were loving called the ‘Rutcoe-Urdan’ awards! Here we go: Best Accommodation/Lodge/Teahouse – Ang Chopka, Jumbessi … Read More


Nepal – Gokyo to Namche to Lukla – 19th/21st March

Day 18: Gokyo to Mong We were up early and breakfasted by 8am as we wanted to be on our way and get as far as we could in one day on our return to Namche. We felt ready to start heading down and Helen … Read More


Nepal – Gokyo Ri – 18th March

Day 17: Morning hike up to Gokyo Ri 5360m We were up fairly early and opted to have some breakfast before heading up to the peak. Most trekkers leave for the views before sunrise and enjoy the sun rising up over Everest. We had heard … Read More


Nepal – Phortse Tenga to Gokyo – 15th/17th March

Day 14: Phortse Tenga to Dole with a high point of 4084m We had now been on the go for 14 days making our way to Gokyo, 14 days of trekking! This is the longest either of us had hiked with our backpacks from place … Read More


Nepal – Namche to Thame to Phortse Tenga – 12th/14th March

Day 11: Namche to Thame with a high point of 3950m We opted to take a 2 day acclimatisation period by hiking from Namche to Thame which is an elevation gain of around 400m. It is recommended to do this perhaps more so if you’re … Read More


Nepal – Bupsa to Namche – 9th/11th March

Day 6 Bupsa to Chaurikarka with a high point of 2900m By now we were averaging long days to cover the miles on the trek. We really wanted to make it to Namche on our 9th day of trekking and so pushing through to Chaurikarka … Read More


Nepal – Kathmandu to Jiri to Sete – 1st/4th March

Prior to leaving Kathmandu we had arranged to leave one of our bigger bags at Pilgrims Guesthouse and we also took advantage of their free security safes at the desk and hid away our valuables. The return date written on our bag was for around … Read More


Australia – Blue Mountains & Canberra – 15th-18th Jan

In our tightly packed Hyundai Getz we made our way to Helen’s freinds place not far from the Blue Moutains. Gael lives there with her husband Chris and 3 children Kye, Lace and Cove. Times have definitely changed since our Uni days together and it … Read More


New Zealand – Milford Road – Fiordland – 15th Dec

We drove back into Te Anau to get a weather update for the area, which was looking better as the days passed. From Te Anau we took the Milford Road north and once again took in the amazing views, from meadows and lupin lined roads, … Read More


New Zealand – Abel Tasman / Takaka – 5th/6th Dec

The skydive was off once again! We found this out bright and early and decided we would hang around for the morning to see if the weather would improve. With the help of the Motueka I-site staff we decided that the weather wouldn’t be getting … Read More


New Zealand – Cape Reinga – 12th/13th November

We left fairly early and started on our drive to to top of North Island. We had to make a few stops along the way, it’s always recommended; fuel, food and water! At Katai we found all 3 and there was even a Pak’n'Save! It’s … Read More