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Oct 15, 2018 - Nepal Nirvana - October 15, 2018 Pokhara

Today, four of us, Val, Roger, Tammy & I decide to accept Bikesh's offer of a early morning hike up Sarangot hill. He arrived at 6:00am and off we went leaving the road shortly past our hotel. We stopped in a small shop for bananas & digestive biscuits for a morning snack. It is beautiful at this time of the morning, many of the Nepalese are up and about and on their way to work. Even still it is relatively quiet and with the low hanging fog/cloud that is prevailing there is a calm mysterious feeling to the air. Perfect temperature for a...

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Oct 14, 2018 - Nepal Nirvana - Oct 14, 2018 Pokhara

Ahhhh the luxury of a later start. Following breakfast we departed the hotel for the Peace Pagoda, a beautiful Stupa high on the hills across the lake from us. Here we should get a great view of the Annapurna, as long as the clouds clear. Up a steep winding hill and then a 20 minute walk up several hundred stairs and we arrive at the Peace Pagoda. It is as beautiful as I remember, however the clouds are just not willing to clear. We get the odd glimpse of Annapurna South and a couple of others. We patiently sat near the Stupa and just...

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Oct 13, 2018 - Nepal Nirvana - Oct 13, 2018 Bandipur to Pokhara

I slept in until 7:30am - feel much better after having a long sleep. Cathy, Caryl and Tammy went to a 6:30am yoga class which they said was fabulous. Others have been wandering the village, I was the only sleepyhead! Breakfast was at 8:30am and near the end Bikesh arrived and an 11:00am departure was established. Hate to rush away from this great little village. Cathy, our little shopper, managed to find a couple of gems in the shops and several of us followed suit. Our suitcases are expanding by the minute. Time has come to say adieu to...

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Nov 14, 2016 - Přerostlé somálské dítě v Pokhaře

Rano musim bohuzel vstavat brzo. Jedu do Pokhary. Rychle balim a pospicham k autobusu. Mam to na stesti kousek. Turisticke autobusy odjizdi z hlavni ulice pobliz Thamelu (coz je turisticka ctvrt v Kathmandu). Cekal jsem, ze tam bude cekat par autobusu, ale skutecnost me prekvapila. Bylo tam tech autobusu mraky. V sedm pak vsechny najednou vyjeli smerem do Pokhary. Jela v podstate jedna velka kolona autobusu. Nas autobusak si asi rikal, ze by bylo fajn, kdybych se citil jako doma, takze jel polovinu cesty v pravem pruhu (v Nepalu se jezdi...

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Trip Journal

Nepál 2017

May 11, 2016 - May 11, Day 09: Bamboo to Deurali (3230m/10,595ft): 3 - 4 hours

Woke up a little bitchy. Was cold all night and I didn't sleep then as I'm packing my gear up I hear the locals trying to drive the dog out of town. I had already been up and out and knew she was laying in front of my door so I whip it open and exchange a few words with them. Honrath knew I was not a happy lady. I don't care if they don't believe that dogs are pets they will not mistreat one while I am around!!!! Fuck! Went back to my packing up, took a deep breath and chill pill, brushed my teeth and went out for mint tea and breakfast....

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May 10, 2016 - May 10, Day 08: Chhomrong to Bamboo (2310m/7578ft): 4 - 5 hours

Another amazing day. Each day I'm getting a little stronger and able to breath a little bit better. My travel pals are rocking it out!! I swear they are part mountain goatl𯙂 There is so much to see and we were adopted by a dog who decided to do the trek with us. All the dogs and cats are feral in Nepal and they don't have vets to fix them so a lot of animals run the streets. The villages either have one, two or no dogs and do not care for strange dogs coming into their space. Food is still amazing. I can't believe the food. We have had so...

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May 9, 2016 - May 9, Day 07: Tadapani to Chhomrong (2170m/7120ft): 6 hours trek

Another beautiful day. My routine is to get packed and ready first then go down for breakfast. Another breaky of potatoe and egg and the morning is a little chilly. After we are done time to go load up. When we get down the sun has come out and it is quite warm. Now for us Trekkers warm is not necessarily that good. We like it around 13 -15 max any hotter than that and we become our own personal sweat lodge especially going up hill. The ground gives off heat, the trees give off heat and you give off heat and sweat...not so good. Hence the...

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May 8, 2016 - May 8, Day 06: Ghorepani to Tadapani (2,700m/8,860ft) with a visit to Poon Hill: 6 - 7 hours

What a beautiful day!! The girls have headed for their 5:30am sunrise at Poon Hill...me I stayed in bed and slept for 1 1/2 more hours𯘊. When they got back they said it was spectacular but I watched the sunset from my room and it was a cloudless beautiful morning. We had a clear day all day. We saw more beautiful jungle and ran into more people. The people that are on these treks are from everywhere around the world. There are some that are 1 person and go up to 10 people. The guides and porters all know each other and the people in the...

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May 7, 2016 - Day 05: Ulleri to Ghorepani (2,750 m/ 9,020 ft): 4 - 5 hours trek

Shit! Didn't want to get up this morning my body felt like I had been in a bar room brawl. Had breakfast, got packed and my shit together, more water and onto day 2 of the trek. Another physically gruelling day. I am always blessed by the fact that even when I want to quit or feel like I can't make it I can enjoy the beauty and wonder around me. Nepal is truly a beautiful place. This hike in particular takes you through amazing foliage. Now we have stayed at one tea house we recognize other trespkeers that pass us. The hills are still a...

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May 6, 2016 - May 6, Day 04: trek to Ulleri [2050 m/6725 ft]: 2 hour drive and 6 hrs trek

Well our first trek day on our journey. We drive 2 hours to the start of the Trek, grab our gear and for we go. Today was hard but beautiful. The next two days are straight up and let me tell you I really didn't think was going to make it. A Nepal trail is straight up the side of the mountain. No forgiveness no mercy. You either do it or don't those are truly your two choices. The scenery was absolutely stunning. The mountains and jungle are spectacular! The different kinds of flowers, bugs and trees. I took lots of pictures but wifi is so...

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May 6, 2016 - Pohkara

Day 2 in Pohkura. Started with breakfast at the hotel then off we went on a tour of the city. We went and did some spelunking to a revered site, then we went to a place where people go and pray, and we got to drive through the authentic Pohkura. Where the people have homes, live, go to work and do their laundry. We were then driven back to the hotel and dropped off and we walked to an Italian restaurant (our guide chose this one) where we had a great dinner and then walked back to the hotel. I then packed and got ready for the morning. I...

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May 5, 2016 - Pokhara

Finally Pohkara!! What a beautiful and mellow city. It's so green, has a lake and this is the starting point for many Trekkers. We were pretty much left to our own devices for the rest of the day & evening. Had a lovely dinner at the hotel and it was very green, lots of flowers & marble. Went to bed to be ready for our tour day.

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