A Nepal Adventure: 170 miles and Three Pairs of Boxer Briefs

A Nepal Adventure: 170 miles and Three Pairs of Boxer Briefs
During the onset of the Covid-19 pandemic, Ridge Merino Ambassadors and Colorado locals Dikshya Ban and Jonny Morsicato were planning a trip to Dikshya’s family home in Kthamandu, Nepal. Before they booked their flights, the wave of worldwide Covid closures shut everything down, and they turned towards more local adventures.
They pushed their Nepal trip back until April 2022 and just returned after trekking 170 miles in variable terrain and weather. 


Jonny and Dikshya getting ready to start their journey.

While visiting Dikshya’s family, they wanted to take 10 days of their 20 day trip and do the Annapurna Circuit, a 136 mile trek around the base of Annapurna and add in a stop at Tilicho Lake (the worlds highest alpine lake). The circuit is one of the most beautiful treks in the world, moving from a tropical climate at 2,300 feet, to an arctic climate at nearly 18,000 feet. They did not need to carry their own food (the ubiquitous teahouses have meals for around $10 USD per/day) but needed to carry all their own clothing for both the jungle and alpine. 

Dikshya crossing a Jhalunge Pul (swinging bridge) on her way to Tilicho Lake.


They stuck to the plan. For 10 days they trekked through the jungle in Jagat, up and over Thorong La Pass at 17,747 feet, down through the sacred Vishnu temple of Muktinath, across the windy city of Jomsom, and finally met Dikshya’s parents in Nayapul.

"For all 10 days, I only wore three pairs of Ridge Merino boxers and together we rarely took off our Convict Canyon Hoodies," Jonny said.  (We never asked them how any of it smelled, but with our merino we’d wager it was peachy.)

Dikshya making her up the last few thousand feet to the summit of Thorong La Pass.

Jonny at Thorong La Base Camp in the Alpine Blue Mens Convict Canyon Hoodie.



From left to right: the peaks on the chart are Talicho Lake (16,138'), Thorong La Pass (17,769'), and Poon Hill (10,531')

The final stats on their trip totaled; 176.32 Miles, 42,031 feet of elevation gain, and 19 plates of Thakali Dhal Bat.

"Every step of a good adventure starts in your head and we hope to inspire you to make that first step happen." Dikshya said.

You don’t have to go to Nepal for an amazing adventure, but if you do, feel free to reach out to Jonny and Dikshya for some tips!

Photos // Jonny Morsicato & Dikshya Ban
Jonny is the Co-Founder of The Coyote Collective
Follow their adventures on Instagram: @jonnymorsicato & @dikkyb

1 comment

  • Saugat on

    Awesome 👏

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