Siam. Oriental setting. The creme de la creme of South East Asia. Polluted stinking towns? Get Thai’d! Temples, wild elephants, beaches! Say “hello” to the reclining Buddha, and see James Bond’s rock in Halong Bay! The river Mekong awaits you. River rafting, Trekking. Siam knows what it’s got! One night in Bangkok: the world’s your oyster, but the pearls are not for free. I get my kicks above the waistline, sunshine!
Final destination of the trek is Pokhara, the second biggest town of the country. Straight after sunrise at Poon Hill, I headed off to Nayapul to get a bus or a taxi. Looking back, I am very happy to have made the decision to go around Annapurna. It is one of the most rewarding experiences I ever had.
I have a hot date at 4am on Poon Hill. Yes, a date. I am going to meet someone up there, and I am very excited when my cell phone woke me up to the charming sounds of Roseanne. With only three layers of clothing, I start out with my mini MagLite for a one hour walk up to Poon Hill. I did not have a clue what expected me there.
“It cannot be worse. The heaviest passages are behind us!”, I think. But it does not stop. It goes on and on for hours. The steps are endless, and they are big. After 12 days of trekking through Annapurna Conservation Area, I am quite happy that the trek will end on day 15. Today’s destination: Ghorepani. Continue reading
because of the dust on the road, we took the bus to Tatopani. Just something more to mention: Tata busses are stable, Eicher contraptions are not. Thanks for two car troubles, dear bus driver. Will stay for 1 day in Tatopani to chill at the hot springs.
See you in Ghorepani
Nearly everybody on my trekking route was quite happy about being back to civilisation. Civilisation means in that case a cell phone network after a few days of a huge black spot. Similar to the other people, I did not hesitate to call my beloved ones at home to tell them that I am alright. The mobile phone companies Continue reading