|Lots of people trekking on a very clear day. Notice the porters|
in the bottom left.
|Nice view and clear skies. You never would|
have thought that we missed our view of the
mountains from Poon Hill that morning.
|Trekking through a Rhododendron forest. The|
flowers were gorgeously pink!
I wanted to mention we passed a hydroelectric facility constructed by several villages pooling their resources. While in Tadapani, we had power and lights 24/7 unlike anywhere else in Nepal and really hot water for showering. It is impressive the communities that people have knit here. People not only shared their money but their time and efforts to improve the lives of everyone. I remember back to Ulleri and the thousands of steps we climbed. We hiked along at a similar pace as a young man carrying a 12 ft electrical pole. We were told that each family had to send one representative to the valley bottom to carry up a pole to set up electrical lines to bring power to the village.
|I ordered tuna pizza for lunch because it sounded so good.|
This was the first lunch or dinner we had in 3-4 days that wasn't
|The lady in the pink sweater was the owner of the hotel and was|
drying a kind of leafy green to serve with meals (and to eat themselves).
We woke up the following morning to clear skies and beautiful views of the surrounding mountains. After breakfast we did a little souvenir shopping and headed out on our way to Gandruk. It was another gorgeous day of hiking, mostly descending. By that time we've settling into a regime of hiking and resting for everyone to stay together. Some of our friends were having a hard time by then, having never hiked that far before. But everyone continued in high spirits!