Coming to the Buddhist area
Wakeup call at 6:15 and breakfast at 6:30. I’ll have Tibetan bread and oat porridge with black tea. Breakfast is delicious and huge. ACAP check post is just next to lodge and we get stamp to our trekking permit. Next check post is at Dharapani. First hour is easy terrain, but then it turns into steep uphill to Bahundanda. We climb 500 meters uphill and have good views to the valley from Bahundanda. Short drinking break and then we start descending pretty much the same amount, before we start the ascending again. At middle way from Bahundanda to Ghermu there’s a waterfall and pool, where we have a chance to put our feet to coldish water and refresh them. At half past one we stop at Rainbow restaurant at Ghermu and have the lunch, mixed fried rice. Temperature is 32 degrees in the shadow. I’m sweating and drinking a lot. Last leg from Ghermu to Jagat with hard climbs is tough. I’m happy to see finally Jagat and we take the room from Tibetan Pemba lodge. In the evening there is a powerful thunderstorm with lightning, heavy rain, strong wind. I wouldn’t like to be on the path right now on this rain and darkness. Due to the storm there is electricity power down and there are no lights at all in whole village. We are eating our dinner at candle light. I’ll order onion soup and cheese pancake, and the onion soup is like eating water without any onions.
Nepal, the land of landslides and stable buildings!
Altitude : 1300 m, Trekking time 8,5 hours, total climb 1100 m