|Mother's bathing pool|
|The perpetual Dhal Bhat|
|Our guide Bishnu|
* Found tiger scratchings on the bark of a tree.
* Found a spot with fresh tiger urine. We were all invited to smell. I politely declined. The smell of tiger urine is not something I need saved in my memory cells.
* Tiger paw print, with an explanation of how to use the size of the paw print to calculate the tiger's height.
* Numerous monkeys and deer thanks to his keen eye.
* A pair of rhinos. This time we snuck around them for a better view but hightailed it out of there when one of the rhinos started circling us.
|The tiger is how big?|
|Bio gas well|
|Relaxing at Australia Camp, cold & grey|
|Skies begin to clear|
The next day was a longer and harder trek but took us through some lovely villages with friendly people. Unfortunately previous visitors have not heeded the government's request to not give sweets or money to the children as a familar cry was, 'What's your name? Where are you from? Give me sweets!' We finished the day at a popular paragliding location where three of our group paraglided down the next day to Pokhara while the rest of us took a van. We spent the next day checking out the sights in Pokhara and pampering ourselves with post-trek massages. A tourist town, Pokhara had plenty of ways to relax before our gruelling bus trip to Kathmandu.
Pictures from the trek...
|Reaching the top at Australia Camp|
|Sunrise the next morning|
|If there is a cat around...|
|The whole gang|