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Apr 18, 2006 - ***Day 5***Tatopani-Ghorepani

Yet another long day ahead of us as we climbed from Tatopani(1190m) to the end point Ghorepani (2895m). A lot of climbing! We were treated to a clear day as left Tatopani although Tim left his beanie behind at the guesthouse so all was not quite that clear that morning! A solid 4 hours of more climbing took us above the valley and Annapurna South loomed above us. Stopping at a high point there were Bhurias (porters) singing their songs, which was beautiful to hear. Tim tried one of their backpacks for size (roughly 50 kgs) and decided to...

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Apr 17, 2006 - ***Day 4*** Kalopani-Ghasa-Kopchepani-Tatopani

We woke up to the sickening sound of rain on the roof. Today was supposed to be one of the most scenic on the entire circuit and all we coud see was grey fog and drizzle. This added to the slightly uneasy feeling we were having about whether we had made the right decision in coming here. The polical situation seemed to be getting worse - not better and nothing seemed to be easing up. We had heard reports of food and fuel shortages in Kathmandu. Apparently some of the bigger hotels had closed and so forth. We had also been told that we would...

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Apr 9, 2006 - Transport

Transport We had a 6 hour bus ride from Kathmandu to Besisahar. That was an experience! The buses are brightly decorated and very old. We were lucky and got seats inside and not on the roof. The road was similar to Arthurs Pass but very crowded with buses and trucks racing each other, passing on blind corners and on the inside. When we did stop to give way a young lad would jump off the bus and run around and put a rock under the back wheel to stop us running backwards. We didn't stop to let people on and off, the bus just slowed a...

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Karen's Trip 2006

Nov 7, 2005 - Circuit Day 14 (The Maoists)

Tatopani (1200m) to Ghorepanii (2850m) Mid-morning we were descending when we came across a little tea house by the side of the track. "Get off to the left", "No photographs" was called out...what was going on? It sounded like a demonstraion was coming up the hill. Was it the Maoists? First a few people carrying a plain whaite banner. Followed by some people wailing and then more people carrying a wooden platform covered with flowers. Then many more people, some carrying flowers, some carrying logs of wood. It was a funeral procession,...

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Dec 3, 2004 - Treking in Nepal #23

29th Nov Marpha Treking in Nepal ...............This is our third day of the Jomson trek and we are really loving it. The first day was very good fun as we took the 7.00am flight up to Jomson from Pokhara and although it was only 15 mins it was very spectacular flying over the mountains and seeing them up so close. The plane was tiny and only held 20 seats so everyone had a window seat. We walked to Kagbeni which only took 3 hrs and stayed at a lovely hotel the Shangri- La (no unfortunately not the Shangri-La that we all know and love in...

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