Day 6 - 2,700 metres
Trip Start Sep 13, 2009
31Trip End Oct 14, 2009
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New Tibet Hotel, Chame
Feeling like a freak show at the moment and not very happy.
I want my Ya Ya.
Everyone under 20 giggles at me and some of the older ones tell me I'm fat. Der. But I'm getting sick of it.
The lovely Nila had our brekky ready at 6.30 this morning - the pinapple juice was pineapple pieces, water and sugar. Mmmmmm. She brough us extra apple pieces for our porridge and muesli and allowed me to take a photo of Pasan, her daughter. Her 11 year old son is in Kathmandu with her husband for Dashain. When I took the clothes off the line they smelled of incense. That part of the day was nice. This part is lousy. People here can be fucking rude as well as lovely. Of course - like the rest of the human race. I've had some chicken noodle soup and a chat with my gorgeous boy and now I feel better
Hey I forgot to write about the grieving butterfly we saw the other day. There are stacks - actually, were stacks; not so many now in Manang region - of these pretty little yellow butterflies, and we came upon a dead one right in the middle of the track. It's mate was fluttering around it and didn't fly away when we stood there for a few minutes watching. I felt so sad for it.
Chame, 2700 mt. 7pm. We are at our fave bloggers recommended lodge, the New Tibet Hotel, which is away from the village over the bridge near some hot springs. We dumped our packs here then walked back in to use the internet for 20 minutes and buy some snacks. We've just ordered tea so tonight we'll be in bed on time and asleep by 9 we hope. We need to finish our books so we can dump them. I'm going to ditch some stuff before the pass.
Met a guy today who was sort of sprinting past us with his partner and called to us hello, can't stop sorry! - then when we got to Koto a woman at the shop where we bought loo paper said that a couple had asked her to tell us where they were if we turned up. We turned back as directed to a lodge we'd passed and had a cup of tea with Jess from the U.S and Matt from the U.K. Lovely people; they met 3 years ago on this very trek. We learned on the street that Alain and Raj have gone on to Bhratang. I hope to catch them before we leave Pisang in 3 days time. During dinner we met a couple of Americans whose porters had gone ahead, leaving them without sleeping bags and their warm clothes. It emerged that they are GP's and actually have 20 porters carrying supplies for the clinic in Manang, where they have volunteered for the trekking season .