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Trip Start Nov 02, 2011
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We got jeep from Darjeeling to Silguri which had a blow out coming down the mountain, which was changed on a very precarious part of the road side, we then got the bus to Panitanki, walked to the Indian Immigration to get our leaving stamps, and walked over an incredible bridge, and into Nepal.
We went through an arch confirming our arrival to Nepal, and we checked into Border Control, I got a 3 month visa, although I'll probably not stay here that long
My first sight of the Nepal Himalaya mountains from Pokhara was breathtaking, the stunning Fish Tail Mountain apparently never climbed as it's sacred, is majestic and right in front of us. I'm looking forward to staying here few days before I think of starting trekking the Annapurna Circuit, which is a daunting prospect considering how unfit I feel. But I'm looking forward to being up close and personal to the mountains, and taking on the extreme challenge which lies ahead.
Pokhara is a stunning town which sits on the beautiful Fewa Lake, there are para gliders soaring above the lake which leave from Sarangot, looks incredible. The World Peace Pagoda sits on top of the hill opposite the town and looks impressive from here. To get to it you row over the lake in one of the brightly coloured boats which look a bit like canooes and climb up for around an hour to get there, apparently the views are well worth it.
There are many people out on the lake in these tiny boats, everyone seems to just ponder the day away rowing up and down the lake, taking in the scenery. It is a very calm and peaceful place, and no comparison to India, and I instantly take to Nepal, and the Nepali people, they are so friendly and open, would do anything to help you out.