Travel Blogs from Nagarkot
... for a walk.
The Nagarkot View Tower I had set out to reach, proved to be quite a hike. Uphill. So soon after breakfast it was a bit of a challenge, but an hour and many minibreaks later I was rewarded with another beautiful view. The tower is supposed to be a good place to watch the sunrise, but I suspect it would be a bit crowded. Also, how people hike that road in the middle of the night on an empty stomach is beyond me.
... we named it monkey rock. That night is where the title of the blog ties in, we had a surprise visitor. It was a king rat, about 1 foot long and we woke up to the sound of rustling on the other side of the bedroom. Jimmy with head torch in one hand and flip flop in the other went to investigate.... the bugger had gotten to our mars bar and twix. Then came rat patrol.... James sat up on the bed for the rest of the night patrolling the area with the the head torch ...
... half day, We end up taking the whole day. After our wee tour we head to the ThirdPole trekking office to finalise details for our trek and to meet Jaya our trekking guide and Mayla one of our porters. Jaya took us down to Thamel to find snow googles.
Shree meet us back at the hotel for our Welcome Dinner at a local restaurant, local food with local dancers.
Tomorrow we fly out to Lukla and start our 20 day hike of the Himalayas!
... comfortable. I hadn't long settled in when Geoff came back from his adventure on the river, it was a shame that the rafts couldn't come all the way to the hotel, but the rapids by the hotel was too rough, it would have made a great photo. A great time was had by all, no one from our group got dunked in the water and everyone was energised by the experience, Geoff would like to have another go. This hotel had a good internet connection, so many of us sat ...
... holy men that were elaborate, some of the statues of the gods were quite garish particularly that of Ganesh , it was quite frightening at the same time; it's said that at the police station nearby if the police officer suspects that an arrestee is not telling the truth they take him to the front of the statue and ask him again if his tale is true and swear before the god, often the arrestee will change his story, he couldn't lie in front of a statue to his god - well it's ...
- Room service
- Free parking