going Kathmandu (p8) - road to Poon Hill


Road to Poon Hill
Day 1 - Pokhara - Nayapul - Birethanti

the day started early. we had a good sleep last night ( it was raining!). the power was also back already, after a short power cut last night. as mentioned, breakfast was not included in the package (another drama). and we had to pay for it. the light breakfast set was tasty, at least, to calm us down from morning temper. 





Light Breakfast Set with coffee - 264 rupee
we had breakfast at the small garden next to the room. beautiful set up. but the hotel's dog seemed too friendly and lingered around our table. i guess when you have traveled this far, you can adapt to such situation. but not for friend as he freaked out. hehehesusah betul. 

pokhara was still gloomy, despite the heavy rain last night. but it was still  a pleasant morning, without the blue sky.i just went around shooting the morning petals, filling the time.




our porter, Sunil, just arrived from kathmandu early that morning. we had not had the chance to be introduced, except me noticing somebody else taking our luggage and been asked ' no big bag?'. he was expecting bigger bag then. or maybe he just relieved that he didn't have to carry more. hehe 

Btw, Durga brought us the sleeping bags that we wanted to rent for the whole trekking trip. It cost us 600 rupee for two. Cheap i guess. On the other hand, despite the breakfast was tasty, it was expensive to our budget. we paid 528 rupee for 2 set of the light breakfast.  

the same taxi driver from yesterday, and the same midget kia picanto were waiting for us. and Sunil, our porter was relatively big compared to me. with him, the luggages etc. , we were totally utilising all the spaces of the car. 

#macam bas mini wilayah pulak rasa!

we departed from Yeti Hotel as plan i.e. sharp at 8am, and headed to our trekking starting point, Nayapul. it was an hour journey, passing the busy morning of pokhara, until we reach the long dwinding ascending road to Nayapul. i saw the view outside, and my heart lamely quoted 'mountains are singing to us'. hahaha.

the hills of Nayapul... and we are going to the other side of it

everybody from all over the places already gathered and did last minute checking on their equipment and started to gather and tied the bags for the porters to bring. so did us. Sunil tried different combinations to tie all the bags together, and ended up with my sierra backpack was used as the anchor, with the other bags and sleeping bags tied to it. 

#uh..harap2 tahan la for the next few days.


Arranging and tied the bags
Our long journey began from the village of Nayapul. As short journey passing this colourful village brought us to Birethanti, the first TIMS check point. We had to report ourselves here, before proceeding further. 

Passing the village of Birethanti
Hanging Bridge of Birethanti
Birethanti
Annapurna welcoming us...
The continued our journey from the check point, passing the Modi Khola Bridge. Ah..the huge stream below it, seemed a heaven for white water rafting. 

Modi Khola Bridge signboard
Passing the bridge
the stream below the bridge
As we passed the bridge, we arrived another check point i.e. ACAP check point. Another reporting had to be done. 

Check in!
Our destination!
our real trekking journey began as we left this check point!

some info on the Ghorepani-Poon Hill trek

1. one of the most famous trekking route for annapurna region. the ultimate check-point is Poon Hill at 3210m, where it is quoted as one of the world most famous viewpoint. more about this later!

2. route normally covers Nayapul-Birethanti-Tikhedhunga-Ghorepani-Poon Hill - Tadapani -Ghandruk - Birethanti- Nayapul and can be done vice-versa. my recommedation is to follow as it is, because if going from Ghandruk, it'd require a lot of 'climbing'.

3. recommended trekking time is 5 days 4 nights or more, with daily trekking distance of 10km / 5-6 hours. but we did for 4 days due to our short schedule, and we had to bear with the extra daily distance we had to trek.

tbc....

Comments

  1. Hi agip
    I believe that this trip/trekking is not for the faint hearted :)
    The views are just breathtaking
    Tgk gambar pun dah cantik apatah lagi kalau tgk real kan

    Oh and i hope you are getting better :)

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  2. tq fara. already better. hehe.

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  3. mau tanya.. bag hiking apa ko guna untuk ABC?

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