Jhon Khola

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    • Day 25

      Day 6 Kagbeni to Jharkot

      June 13, 2018 in Nepal ⋅ ⛅ 7 °C

      We left Kagbeni this morning after a yummy Tsampa porridge breakfast and followed the river upstream. We were about to head back to the road when we came across a family herding mountain goats who showed us part of the way, we saw one of their tiny day of goats and the had to climb up from the river to the road side. We were met with newly tarred road, which was odd but made for easier walking. The view was nothing short of spectacular, with huge mountain peaks all around. The road is tarred as the are a huge number of jeeps heading up to Muktinath, a holy pillgramage site for Hindus. So much of their tourism over the past 10 years has moved from trekking to Nepalese and Indian pillgrams. Lila managed to do some walking to a nice view point and we were lucky to catch a lift on the back of a tractor and then walked to what we thought was our next destination, however was the village before. We decided to rest here for the night and rethought whether we would aim for Muktinath, as this was quite an amazing old village.Read more

    • Day 26

      Day 7 Rest day Jharkot to Muktinath

      June 14, 2018 in Nepal ⋅ ⛅ 7 °C

      We decided to take a rest day at Jharkot, because we loved this old village, but also because it would allow us to go to Muktinath, a famous Hindus pillgrams site, but also a place at 3760m above sea level and surrounded by amazing peaks. From Jharkot, Muktinath is about 30-45min walk, but pretty steep uphill (as you climb 250m in altitude) for us it's about twice that time. Lila did a pretty amazing job walking most of it (possibly motivated by the lolly reward at the end...ahhh no... we have been turned to lolly bribery!). Lila enjoyed ringing the many bells on the way and Jean had a little dip in the freezing cold holy water at the temple at the top. There is a huge black Buddha, and other small side shrines and temples which make this a pretty special experience. After a meltdown from Lila (we're unsure if it was her hangry or altitude sickness) we walked down whilst soaking in the magical mountains surrounding us and then had what I think was my best meal in Nepal so far, home cooking from our guesthouse.Read more

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