Tuesday, April 1, 2008
We depart on our trek at 8am. For the fourth morning, I awoke at dawn to birds chirping, a cow or ox moo'ing, and other charming sounds outside my windows.
Pokhara is lovely, peaceful, and laid back – at least in Lakeside. I feel excited. My stomach cramps have gotten better. This trek is 90% mental, 10% physical, and I'm up for the challenge!
I was picked up by scooter at 8am, zipped to The Mountain House, and learned Gela had a fever the night before. The decision to postpone our departure for a day was easy.
Instead, we toured a local Buddhist monastery, walked through the back alleys of a Tibetan refugee settlement, and toured a private monastic school. The half-day of sightseeing ended at a Hindu temple. Our trekking guide Mohan, and porter Nima, lead the way. An Australian, Dan, who was also delaying his travels due to illness joined us.
Last Updated on April 22, 2008 by Dave