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... down a few mountains! Yet they are unfailingly cheerful and friendly. The children love it if you take their photo and some of them have started to offer their hand for a 'high five'. This first section of the trek as far as Lukla really gave an insight into everyday Nepali life.....it wasn't really touristy at all.....in stark contrast to the section after Lukla where I saw more people in half an hour than I saw in total from Jiri to ...
... but also a 5 hour drive from Pokahar.
The bus ride reminded me of the trip across Sumatra. It was a much bigger bus and it was daytime but the traffic rules seem to be the same. Imagine a mountain road where it goes vertically up 3 or 400 m to the left and down the same to the right. No straight is longer than 150m but the road is full of really slow lorries that run up the hill in 1st or 2nd gear. Not a concern to pass these lorries in the ...
... br> little green things that curl up when they are small and then unravel to become
large fern leaves; what we were eating were not exactly the same ones, but we
were told similar, but not poisonous, and of course, gathered that day by the local
women from the forest. Raksi was again produced from a dirty bottle, and we
drank, laughed and ate till we were full.
The Nepali people have such a traditional and kind custom
that guests eat first and we sat on the ...
... that the kids were deficient in a few areas. Once the doctor was satisfied, they headed straight in to get their jab. Afterward, I had to find a haz-mat bin and explain to the kids why they shouldn't throw their bloodied cotton swabs on the ground, even though the ground outside the clinic was littered with pieces of cotton and bandage with stains of blood. They seemed almost proud to dispose of their swabs properly, as if making a point to other locals hanging about. We ...
... 3-6pm) attracted scores of creepy crawlies swarming in my room and bathroom. Some I never knew existed - oversized giant mosquitoes, white winged moths with a bright pink body and darting insects crash landing every other minute. Somehow, my face was their landing pad!
Altitude at Marpha - 2670m
Altitude at Ghasa - 2010m
Trek Distance - 24 km