Monthly Archives: August 2017

Gorgeous Pakhora Valley 

Pakhora is the second largest city in Nepal. It is a beautiful drive, but unfortunately road conditions detract your attention from the prestine beauty around you. 

We stopped for a nice lunch at the hill town resort of Bandipur. 

We arrived late in the afternoon in Pakhora valley in the lake Fewa neighborhood. On a clear day the whole Anapurna range is visible from Pakhora mountains. 

In the morning we were up at 3:30 to visit Sarangkoth Peak to view the sunrise over the Pakhora valley and the Annapurna range. Anapurna is the ninth tallest Peak in the world and Pakhora is the launching pad for all the treks to ABC (Anapurna Base Camp). 

Unfortunately it was cloudy and rainy that morning but we still had some fabulous views!

After breakfast we went to the Mountain museum and Devi’s Fall. 

In the early afternoon we visited the   World Peace Pagoda, an absolutely peaceful and serene mountain structure. 

We capped the day with another walk by the beautiful Fewa lake. 

A truck stop scene along the drive. A part of real life and real Nepal. 

Hello from Nepal

This year’s adventure has brought us to Nepal. We (Pat, my lovely wife and life companion; Sakkar, my courageous sister – whose idea this was; and two friends, Vandana and Carol) are here to trek to Everest Base Camp (EBC).  The trek is not very long but requires us to climb from Lukla (elevation ~ 9,500 ft) to EBC (elevation ~ 18,500 ft).

We will begin our trek on September 2, 2017.  We will fly from Kathmandu to Lukla and then begin our 11 day trek.  We landed in Kathmandu a couple of days ago so we could enjoy beautiful and prestine Nepal. 

The last few days we have spent in Chitwan National Forest. We drove down from Kathmandu along the river. The road was very badly damaged due to heavy rains and mountain slides but the views were gorgeous.

We visited a local tribal village along the river to enjoy the sunset. 

This morning we went down the river in an old fashioned canoe carved out of a tree. In the afternoon it was a trip in the forest sitting on an elephant and observing spotted deer.