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Pokhara

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  • Day111

    Sonnenaufgang zwischen den Riesen

    September 10, 2017 in Nepal

    Früh aufstehen lohnt sich manchmal eben doch. Sonnenaufgang vor beeindruckender Kulisse, mit u.a.:
    Annapurna (8.091 Meter)
    Dhawalagiri (8.167 Meter)
    Annapurna II (7.939 Meter)
    Machhapuchre (6.993 Meter) und
    Annapurna III (7.555 Meter)
    Ein irrer Anblick!
    Danach ging es dann noch zu den übrigen Highlights der Region:
    World Peace Pagode (super anstrengender Aufstieg, aber eine großartige Aussicht)
    Devi's Falls (benannt nach einer Schweizerin, die dort in den 50'ern ertrunken ist. Schöner Wasserfall, aber leider ziemlich hässlich und massiv eingezäunt)
    Gupteshwor cave (stickig und feucht und nicht sonderlich schön) und zum Abschluss das
    International Mountain Museum (gut gemacht und sehr informativ). Dort wurden wir dann auch von zwei Journalisten aus Bangladesch interviewt, sehr witzig. Allgemein finden die Leute uns hier sehr spannend und fragen ständig, ob sie Fotos mit uns machen dürfen 😎
    Insgesamt ein sehr gelungener Tag. Morgen geht's nach Lumbini, dem Geburtsort Buddhas.
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  • Day189

    Pokhara

    August 13 in Nepal

    Pokhara ist bekannt für seine Seen und die atemberaubende Aussicht auf das Annapurnagebirge. Doch leider ist Monsoonzeit und es war meist bewölkt - heisst keine Bergsicht für uns.
    Deshalb entschieden wir uns für eine kleine Shoppingtour und genossen das kulinarische Angebot der Stadt.
    Zudem besichtigten wir die Sehenswürdigkeiten, die die Stadt zu bieten hat und gaben einige Nachhilfestunden in Hotelmanagement (das Hotel war nicht sonderlich gut und der Manager leicht überfordert).😉
    Ein bisschen Abenteuerfeeling hatten wir morgens um 4 Uhr. Wir wollten den Sonnenaufgang schauen auf einem Berg. Doch das Eingangstor war abgeschlossen und niemand war erreichbar. Also mussten wir halt klettern.😄

    Nach zwei Nächten ging es wieder zurück in die Hauptstadt Kathmandu. 6 Stunden auf der nepalesischen Schotterstrasse mit unzähligen Schlaglöchern - das werden wir definitiv nicht vermissen.
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  • Day3

    Pokhara & Tansen

    August 20, 2017 in Nepal

    Vanuit Kathmandu namen we de bus naar Pokhara. Deze stad werd ons door iedereen en elke boekje aangeraden, maar vonden wij niet zo bijzonder. Een grote aaneenschakeling van hotels en guesthouses en een lange straat met toeristen winkeltjes, happy hour, pizza  en burgers. Pokhara staat bekend om haar activiteiten zoals deltavliegen en trektochten in het Annapurna berggebied. We huurden een dag twee kajaks waar we het meer mee op gingen en zijn nog een middag een berg beklommen richting de World Peace Pagoda. Één avond viel er zoveel regen dat we deur niet uit konden en dus keken we Netflix, lekker net alsof we thuis waren.

    We wilden graag doorreizen naar het Bardiya National Park, maar gezien dit 16uur was met de bus hadden we een tussenstop in het bergdorpje Tansen. De weg hiernaartoe was behoorlijk misselijkmakend, maar na de lange busreis moesten we nog een klein stukje in een jeep, waar we met 20 mensen inzaten. Geen grap! Dit zijn de leuke ervaringen vind ik. We verbleven in een home stay bij een heel lief Nepalees gezin dat lekker voor ons kookte. Bij het ontbijt dronk ik thee uit een Delfts blauw kopje dat een Nederlandse touriste ooit voor hen had meegenomen. Alles in dit dorp was stijl omhoog en omlaag. Ik geloof dat de inwoners de sterkste kuiten hebben van heel Nepal.

    P.s. Heb je het al gezien? Mijn columns staan vanaf nu ook op www.bagtoreality.nl ! Elke tweede vrijdag komt er een nieuw stukje online.
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  • Day33

    Our last day of trekking saw us leave the deep and narrow gorge and the path opened up to lovely views of terraced hills with small villages. We passed many people preparing and planting rice, tending their fields of corn or collecting plant feed for their cows or horses. There were school kids heading up the mountain and buffalos taking a dip in muddy waters. Our proximity to the end of our trek was becoming more evident with the villages we passed and when we reached Nayapul we caught the local bus back to Pokhara, which seemed so busy after the peaceful tranquillity of mountain village trekking (ironically Pokhara seemed so calm when we arrived from India). We thankful received a lovely welcome from our guesthouse sanctuary in Pokhara and all had very thorough hot showers to end a beautiful yet at times challenging 2 week Himalayan trek :)Read more

  • Day17

    Welcome to Nepal

    June 5 in Nepal

    We had a day of travel, heading from Varanasi to the Indian-Nepalese border and on to the small city of Pokhara, which is a starting point for many trekking the beautiful Annapurna mountain range. We were lucky to get last minute train tickets to leave Varanasi just after midnight. We arrived in Gorakhpur just in time for the local bus to sunauli, the border town to Nepal. It was here Jean felt the effects of the famous 'delhi belly' so without too much description (anyone who has had food poisoning could relate), we slowly managed to cross the border on foot (Lila's first overland border crossing) and because Jean was not in much state to take public transport we then took a car for 6-7hrs on the very scenic drive to Pokhara...including 2 vomit stops for both Jean and Lila! It was nice to finally arrive at our guesthouse after around 20hrs of travelling.Read more

  • Day36

    We had a relaxing few days in Pokhara after our walk to rest our tired legs. Lila got some sunglasses, perhaps more a fashion accessory than eye protection? We visited Devi's falls and a cave which the falls run into, as well as visited a Tibetan settlement/ refugee camp and saw some amazing yak wool carpet making. We indulged in some galette in the hyper touristy North Lakeside (which we didn't know existed!) And indulged even more when we found a local dairy supplier with cheese! After seeing some massive screens at fancy restaurants showing the world cup the previous day, we passed a neighbourhood effort of a makeshift screen and projector from a balcony showing the world cup with people watching around the tree and the steps of surrounding shops. Our stay in Pokhara was so lovely and particularly as we found a haven in our guesthouse who made us so welcome. If anyone is heading to Pokhara check out New Summit Guesthouse :) it must have been pretty good because when we were leaving Pokhara, Lila asked when we would be coming back... hopefully it won't be too long until our next visit to Pokhara!Read more

  • Day6

    Whitewater instead of bus

    February 14, 2017 in Nepal

    So after the fabulous bus ride I found a better transportation to Chitwan national park in the south: rafting the Seti river.

    They take you out of town, put you in a raft, you camp on the beach, next day your are close to Chitwan ( or to Sauhara, which is the tourist hotspot town there), is another hour to go there.

    The rafting is easy, very nice group, also to Koreans doing a whitewater kayak clinic. Fantastic food, the camp on the beach was great.

    Only problem: I borrowed one of the whitewater kayaks in the evening, just paddled around a bit and tried if I can still escimo roll.

    So the guides saw that and said that I can go in the kayak if one of the Koreans doesnt want anymore. And of course it happened... So I paddled the first time in whitewater, I was too excited to roll, I flipped in one of the rapids. Too much excitement... But I live to tell.

    They said I can have lessons next week if I want to...

    After the river in was lucky that the Canadian couple with us had private transfer to Sauhara. So no bus, which is especially good because they close the road for hours because of construction but small cars are allowed to go through. Or just go.
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  • Day13

    I believe I can fly

    February 26 in Nepal

    This day was absolutely amazing. In the morning we went for a breakfast and after few moments, for the first time, we saw them! Himalayas. All Annapurnas in their whole beauty. Finally, clear sky. So breakfast on the shore of the lake with these views...
    And it will be even better! Because this day we went up to the hill for paragliding. You can imagine combination of Himalayas, clear sky and flying over the lake. What can I say... woow...
    During paragliding we were also doing some acrobatic stuff. I don't know the names of elements but I was screaming and laughing for whole time.
    When we landed we received also photos and videos and we still had free afternoon.
    Above the city is World peace stupa. Holy place with amazing views. So we rented a boat because you have to cross the lake and climb there. It was nice walk and on the top beautiful views, sunset...
    To make walking more interesting we went down barefoot. Nice feet massage when Japanese tourists and cows were looking at us quite suspicious.
    In the end of the day we had energy only for dinner so we booked tables in the restaurant with lake view and had some food, wine...
    And that's all, it was enough for me so we were in the bed around 9:30pm totally exhausted.
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