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Travel Blogs from Pokhara
... Stillness and a straight back are essential for meditation while any leg position will do so I will not try to conquer any type of lotus position.
Dinner, our first night, was rice pudding with vegetable stew and lemon tea. Unlimited quantities are supplied and encouraged. Our room is a good size with a very firm bed. The shower is solar heated and so is usually cold. Our toilet is squat style - flat on the floor. The data I have read states that ...
... trek, although we were more mindful of the flight of stairs that had to be walked in order to get to and from our room. The legs were not happy.
Trekking Day 5: Sore Legs and Sad Farewells
The next day was a brief but painful walk down the remainder of the route, filled with many grimaces and groans.
After a nice Nepalese lunch of Momos and Dal Bhat (or just banana fritters in Dad's case), it was time to say a sad farewell to Depandra, ...
... owner of my first massage training certificate. I also made great connection with the people from Helping Hands in Pokhara, with whom I got to train for free during the month December. They are solely working with deaf and mute staff, so I am learning some sign language as well. Luckily the instructors, 2 great girls, are able to hear and speak English, making the training a bit easier to follow! I will not be able to learn all before ...
... the afternoon. The wind blow exactly against us, a lot of dust as well. We did not like this so instead of taking the nicer and beautiful path which avoids the road we found a shortcut. Pushing against the wind we arrived in Marpha, also quite a nice town.
Since the landscape was now less beautiful and because of the wind we decided to continue our journey by bus on the 5th of November. We wanted to take the bus to Tatopani (1200 m), but since the bus was already fully ...
... the Sherpa community. The views of Mt Everest from here were amazing.
Then we walked uphill to the Panorama hotel and continued climbing until we reached Hotel Everest, (they claim to be the highest hotel in the world), a very nice property, and enjoyed some piping hot chocolate, since the temps were around 20-25F(-4 to -7C) and very windy.
When we got back to Namche bazaar we spent the afternoon strolling around town. ...
- Shuttle bus service
- Continental Breakfast
- Free High-Speed Internet