Drones all the way
We got ourselves a drone and wow does it make for some stunning footage. Hoping to get some more on our future trips as there are some roads in Nepal which can only be really appreciated in their magnitude and magnificence by drone.
Although because of air traffic control, drones are not legal to use unless your air time is licensed so sometimes this can be tricky to organise all the time. And after not very sensitive footage of the recent earthquake was broadcast all over the world from use of drones this also raised the issue of privacy. Not going to get into that one.
Talking of the earthquake, did you know it was on such a huge scale that even Mount Everest was moved by 3cm to the southwest. On the whole it was a very destructive time, but Nepalis rise up out of the ashes and rebuild their own homes and lives and continue to smile on. (Now I feel I should mention in this vlog I may sidetrack onto different topics like this so hope it will be interesting for you all to read and get some insights into life in Nepal.)
Something that not a lot of people know about Nepal also is that it is one of the few nations in the world to have never been conquered by another power. It is often mistakenly referred to as India or even Tibet, but the country’s geography is very different. You can actually cover 5 different climatic zones in one day. As in one of our trips, the Everest View Adventure, we travel from our viewpoint about 50 miles from Everest lying at around 9000ft, riding through alpine, sub-alpine, agricultural land, semi-tropical and down to an India-border town which is pretty much at sea level and has a very tropical climate. This day starts at one of the most northern tarmac-ed roads to the most southern. It is quite an awesome day of riding. Do check out the trip and our video of Nepal by air. Well that’s all for now folks – be posting again soon.