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Our trek started on ANZAC day. After packing the duffle bag that Binod had left us (for the porters to carry), we had breakfast at the Hotel Splendid View then waited for our transport to arrive. The minibus turned up late because of traffic delays due to wet weather, but once it arrived we were quickly on our way. The trip was about an hour and a half to two hours up winding potholed roads to a town called Nayapul. About half an hour from ...
... My advice to prospective trekkers is to avoid the cheese in the mountains, it smells of sour rot.)
One memorable morning, we woke up at 4:30 am to hike an hour uphill to see the sunrise over Poon Hill. During this little jaunt, we were able to see the hauntingly beautiful mountains in the dark of night as we climbed up to the summit. Although it was a rather arduous task, watching the sun peak over the Himalayas was a sight not to be missed.
As we ...
... Annapurna ranges and capture the wonderful misty atmosphere surrounding the place ! On top of that, people are coming to give us coffee and tea, what could possibly be better ?? Everybody started coming and began chatting and wandering in a good atmosphere ! The sleeping bags seem to have done the trick last night ! We feel re-energised and ready for a new day ...
After we got strapped in and briefed for safety, the gates opened and off we went! The initial few seconds were quite daunting. I was aware that I was air-borne with much of nothing around me, the only thing that kept me from falling was a cable. The wind was blowing really strongly too, so I kept on getting blown to the right. I had to constantly shift my butt to straighten up. My face must have looked like I was under the G-force, I felt ...
... alarmingly low this weekend that we had to ration the little bit that was left in the jar. Now we could go nuts! They also brought back Toblerones for the project lead who loved them. He shared a few pieces with us and taught us to eat it with peanut butter. OMG that was good! We found a new use for peanut butter! Guess the 2 jars they brought back wouldn't last long.
The guys also brought back Buffalo meat. It was one of ...