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Asia na lajcie

Asia na lajcie is a project of our current, six-month journey around Southeast Asia. Plan for a longer trip actually came suddenly, but the idea of journey across Asia was on our TODO list for quite a long time. White spent six months in India as an exchange student and decided that he someday must take me there ( I will take you there once, my Dear ☺). I remained skeptical. Until the breakthrough came, we went to Morocco in January. It was so intense, so colorful, so different than before… We decided there that no matter what – we’re going to Asia. We’ve spent the following six months on finishing private and career issues here in Warsaw and planning out and organizing the necessary funds.

Although the were a lot of ideas at the beginning, in the end we were able to decide on something. Maybe not so original – we’re going on vacation! We will travel Asia without any worries (na lajcie in polish slang). We don’t have to count every penny. We don’t have a rigid plan, just an outline, a concept – with the principle that the more you know, the more you travel! We chose four countries, we want to travel the length and breadth during six months. Journey will begin in India, then we will set off to Nepal, Thailand and Burma, if our route along the way won’t change ☺. Our plan is to learn, see and experience as much as possible. This time it will not be only the mountains… About what we intend, you can read below. This is our first project of this kind, but certainly not the last!

We plan to travel India from north to south. We will begin with a visit in Kashmir along with a group of friends. We plan to try Zanskar river rafting (III + White Water) and trek in Ladakh, in which we try to summit two six-thousand peaks Stok Kangri (6123 m) and Kangyaze (6200 m). Then we will visit Rajasthan, Mumbai, Goe, swim to the backwaters of Kerala, get into Mundurai, Chenai and many other places along the way.

In Nepal, we go for trekking along the Myagdi Khola valley around Dhaulagiri (8167 m). While trekking, we pass two high passes: the French Pass(5360 m) and Dap Col Pass (5200 m). With a good acclimatization we will try to summit the Dhampus Peak (6030 m). Than we’ll go to the village of Marpha, and from there we will leave little frequented trail, running around Annapurna to Manang by Mesokantu Pass (5099 m) and the lake Tilicio, and via the Nar Phu valley to Besisahar.
If all goes as intended (we have already purchased tickets to Bangkok ☺) the Christmas we spend on Ton Sai beach in Krabi, where we are going to welcome the New Year. In Thailand, a well-deserved rest awaits us. We plan to mainly rock climb and try Deep Water Solo, as well as kayaking in the bay of Phang Nga and snorkeling. Then we want to go to the northern province of Chiang Mai, Chiang Rai, Mae Hong Son and the Golden Triangle, a place where the borders of Thailand, Laos and Burma meet.
We will visit Myanmar for the purpose of photography and sightseeing, looking for authenticity in the midst of everyday life. We will try to bypass the traditional loop Yangon – Inle Lake – Mandalay – Bagan – Yangon and get to places where tourists usually do get to. We will visit the picturesque province of Mrauk U, we’ll try to go for trekking through the villages of Hsipaw without a guide, on our own. As for places you can not get easily to – we will reach them by boat or by bike!