Wednesday, April 14, 2010


Sunday 11.4.2010 Kathmandu - Bhulebhule(Day 1)

Welcome to Nepal

We have agreed yesterday that our taxi driver will pick us from the Kathmandu guesthouse at 9:15AM. We are having buffet breakfast before 9AM in the front garden with pleasent sunshine and with the voice of the singing birds. When driving through the city to the Tourism Information office, from where we should get all the trekking permits, we can see families driving with motorcycles, a man who is cycling with chickens roped in the steeringbar.

After 40 minutes we have trekking permits with us and our driver starts to drive towards Besisahar. There's lot's of traffic on the road and when we get out of the Kathmandu, traffic will get totally stopped in long queues, where we have to wait for a long time... Traffic jam is due to the car accident, where minivan and truck has had a collision on the road. The drive to Besisahar feels endless and finally after 7 hours we arrive just before 6PM. We take the packbags and start walking the street of Besisahar to the end of the village. Just before the end of the road there’s TIMS check post and we show our TIMS permits. They don’t advice us to continue further, because it’s getting dark after half an hour. However we have decided to walk to Bhulebhule in the dark with our headlamps showing the path. We’ll start at 6:30 and arrive to Bhulebhule at 8:30. We’ll get a room from Thorung La lodge, have shower and light dinner before getting to sleep.

Altitude : 840 m, Trekking time 2 hours

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