Shangri-La Village Pokhara
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I started my trek! Yesterday, after arriving in Pokhara, I discussed my route with people from an organization called the "Three Sisters", which plans trekkings with female guides and aims to empower Nepalese women. The whole eastern part of the Annapurna Circuit (and all the other treks in the East of Nepal in general) are definitely too dangerous still, so my only option was to do something in the West. Most of the handful of tourists ...
... how does I feel? how do I feel to be in military plane? etc etc
my hardest part till now avoiding the videos!
FYI I almost left 1/2 of my belongings include my passport and USD/SGD $$$ due I left it at my host place and for first few days the road are closed to that area I lived
so here I am sharing with u my experience:-
25th Apr 2015 - 1st Earthquake (7.9magnitude)
it was 10.30am my first water rafting ...
... fast downstream – we picked him up, and Joe hauled him back in the raft just in time before he was pushed into another rock! Poor bloke looked pretty knackered – and it was certainly the wipeout of the day!
The other raft managed to get one person overboard but that was it – we were definitely the worst team and hence (after a campfire discussion last night over the hideousness of the word) we were crowned ‘Team Moist’ - nice! The scenery down ...
... In the evening, we met a German couple that had been coming to Nepal for the last 5 years, and also an American Chinese (she was the one who told us what the other Chinese couple had said). We would constantly see these people along the trek as well. We played some cards and had another hot shower before going to bed about 8pm (this would also become a regular occurrence).
Distance covered: 12.77km
Elevation gain: 1,215m
Elevation loss: ...
... in the middle of the road. As they have sharp horns you must give the a wide berth in case they inadvertently turn their heads as you pass (and I've turned a few cows heads in my time). Then there were numerous single cows, slowly crossing the road or just sitting down in the middle. Apart from those bovine menace there are the usual potholes but also metal pipes standing proud of the road which are harder to spot and would do more damage if hit. My plan of following the ...