"How wonderful and amazing my trip in Nepal"
My friend and I took our first trip in March 2014. We arrived the day
before the colour festival (Holi). Such a joyful time, so many people having fun
throwing beautiful colours all day and into the night. The hotel room in
Thamel and the service were excellent and very well priced. Shopping was
very close by and the markets alive with people, sights, different aromas,
traffic horns blowing etc.
Our guide was always there to help us when needed. Annapurna Circuit was
our first 7 days. We travelled to Pokhara and stayed the night in a hotel,
dropped our baggage off and went down to the lake close to evening to watch
the sun go down over the mountains, the reflections across the lake were
absolutely awesome. My friend and I did some shopping. There were so many
beautiful carvings, paintings and clothes. The Nepali people are so
friendly and happy to look after your needs.
We left the hotel early next morning to start our trek.The terrain is
varied with incredible views and amazing wildlife. We stayed each night in
guest houses along the way. The food and service was great. You can relax
at night after dinner, around the fire and chat to people from all parts of
Poon Hill was as high as we were going to take such brilliant pictures
of sunrise over the mountains, before descending through several villages
and down to the
hot pools and stayed overnight . We travelled back to Pokhara, then back to
Katmandu. We deserved a couple of days rest to recover for sure. However a
very memorable time.
One of the trips was Nagarkot, such beautiful scenery, cool, clear
mountain air and the most magnificent colourful birds.We didn't have
binoculars unfortunately, but certainly will bring them next trip.
In Katmandu we did the tours of the temples, museums, the old palace,
Buddhist Stupa and plenty of shopping areas within the square. We loved the
idea of just walking around and finding so many interesting shops.
We went down stairs into a tea shop to buy some tea to take home to
Australia for gifts and to our surprise we could sit down and taste
whatever tea we wanted to try, then we would choose which to buy. It was so
peaceful and he was very interesting describing the different teas so we
spent quite some time there. Our guide was looking everywhere for
Us. Luckily, he only had two of us to look after.
Our next tour was to the zoo, I really loved the Bengal tigers but sad
to see them not in the wild. Then we travelled up to Kopan Monastery where
people come from all parts of the world to retreat and study Tibetan
I also went to an orphanage that I was supporting before I went Nepal.
I had a wonderful afternoon with the couple who look after them. They are
such beautiful children. We bought exercise books pencils. colouring pens
etc just the usual things they needed for school. It was sad to say goodbye
but this time I had plenty of pictures to take home.
Our wonderful journey was coming to an end after one month so we had to hit
the shopping areas once more. Before flying home we went out to a beautiful
place for dinner where we watched Nepali dancers and singers. An amazing way
to end our last evening in Nepal.
*A FEW WORDS OF ADVICE*
Immerse yourself in the culture, the colourful, joyful, kind and loving
You will have the most memorable time in your life. NAMASTE