Green Tara Hotel
Travel Blogs from Pokhara
... sale. Tiff bought some things and the lady gave me a free friendship bracelet. I wasn't planning to collect bracelets like all the backpackers I see but I guess this is how it starts! For dinner we went to La Pizzeria and I had veg lasagna. We debated going out because there are a lot of tourist bars here but opted for tomorrow night instead because we have to be up by 3:45am. We are leaving the hotel at 4:15am to see sunrise over 3 of the largest peaks in the ...
... half walk up and is absolutely beautiful.
If you're up for a longer walk, go to Sarangot to watch sunrise. It's a five hour trek and the view from up there is definately worthwhile.
Pokhara's mountains, lakes, fresh air and scenery are jaw dropping and thousands of travelers come here every year to trek up one of its many mountains or for paragliding.
You'll find cows walking up and down its streets, asleep on pavements and ...
... had to give it a go.
Turns out the reason for so many para-gliders at the time was because
a competition was going on; very cool to see but it meant tourists
only had the chance to fly in the morning and things were pretty
booked up. Thankfully our very friendly hostel guy got us booked and
whilst the company weren't that informative (literally got there,
strapped in and ran off!) or overly friendly and ran very late so
that we nearly didn't get to fly, and ...
... of the second closest mountain/foot hill of the Himalayas. We were told that it would take us about four hours, but we were quite a fit bunch, so we got up in two and a half! (Can you tell I am quite proud of myself here!?) The scenery was incredible, but would have been a little more breathtaking if the fog hadn't descended during the last half hour of our climb. The staggered and tiered farming fields (sorry for the pants description, but I can't think of how best ...
For our part, we have a big day ahead. We're doubling down on this trip and actually digging in deeper. We head back to the hotel to square up. Steve asks for some change so he can, "Straighten the kid out," meaning tip the bellhop. The owner looks at him with total confusion. Apparently they don’t speak James Caan in Nepal. The truth is the kid didn’t even deserve the tip. Every business we have seen in the last few weeks ...