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... leg ups we finally found the main track again and reached the pagoda. We had a well deserved muesli bar and a litre of water while taking in the serenity. We then proceeded to head down the hill and (after getting lost once again) found Devi's Falls and the Gupteshwor Mahadev Cave. By the time we walked back to the hotel our feet were dying! Our reward was a homemade pasta lasagna with yak cheese from Godfather's Pizza, ...
... I was sitting on a bend, they had to shuffle back & forth a bit to get the angle for the corner, but got there in the end. When the dust had settled I continued upwards, ever upwards.
Near the top when the road had become steps, a kindly lady made me sit down in her cafe for a breather, much appreciated & told her I'd be back after the Pagoda visit. Finally reached the top at about 9.30, so took 2hrs, not the 20mins mentioned in my guide book! The Pagoda was ...
... were definitely pushed to their limits. My sweat soaked my shirt and pants, and large beads of sweat rolled down my face. But the view, oh the gorgeous view made all the effort worthwhile. I almost forgot we were on a work mission! Oh well, i didn't know the names of the numerous bird species that resided in Annapurna anyway and my eyes were yet to get accustomed to searching for tiny birds in dense forests.
... where it always was! I scoured that pack at least four times on the way up that mountain, so I am completely baffled as to why I couldn't find the darn thing. Ugh.
Later that day, we toured around the city and visited the mountaineering museum, which was really interesting. Fascinating exhibits and photos on the Hillary-Tenzing Everest expedition and interesting displays of all of the equipment that they used to use back then (pre Gore-Tex!).
Another stop on our tour ...
The day I got really sick, really quick. My day started at 1am when I was first ill, then agin at 5 and 6 before starting the day with morning Dal Bhat this then turned on the vomiting - The general picture is not pretty here. At this point i texted my team leader Tayler to explain the situation and soon after received a call from Juliana our Program coordinator telling me to head to Dui Piple and she would take me to the Dr's.
I ended ...