Next stop, Pokhara

by Annalise on March 4, 2010

After I finished my volunteer responsibilities at my schools and Robin wrote another final exam, lightening his load for the balance of our travels (a few courses remain but they’re not the heavies), we headed off for a quick break before leaving Nepal.

Everyone we’d met asked if we’d been to Pokhara, the Banff-like area about 200 Km west of Kathmandu. It is reputed to be among the most beautiful places in Nepal and the best for trekking and seeing the Himalayas. Finally having an opportunity to visit this treasured jewel, we set out to enjoy a short trek. David was actually going there separately assisting with some field research there and in several other places. They were studying barriers to adoption of a newly introduced drip irrigation system in these areas so he was like a puppy with three tails being able to travel and engage in some end-user needs research… and perhaps was not heartbroken about missing some of the climbs of these treks. In any case it was a very fun project with which to finish the work he’s done in Nepal. And so Robin and I headed out on this short trek on our own.

We were so excited as we packed. The weather reports were good and we decided to fly to Pokhara rather than take yet another grueling 5-7 hour bus ride on these ‘highways’. We finished on a very high note! Our 5 day trek was extraordinary with the spectacular views as promised. I’ve got to sort the photos now and share the description, day by day.

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LeeAnne Tedder March 4, 2010 at 8:03 pm

I can’t wait to see the pictures of this trek.

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