Sunday 25.4.2010 Tatopani - Ghorepani (Day 15)
Today we need to climb 1.6 kms up to Ghorepani village. I have woken up at 5AM and have gone to the hot springs down to the river. There’s only couple of locals at same time enjoying 40 degrees hot spring. Half an hour relaxing moment, after which hearty breakfast will give a good boost for the day.
From the very beginning we start to climb and will climb altogether 7 hours through the green vegetation and small beautiful villages. Sun is shining brightly and I’m sweating like in a sauna. We are having lunch quite late today. Just before Ghorepani there’s a huge rhododendrons forests all over round. Unfortunately all rhododendrons has already blossomed and dropped their flowers. I can imagine how it would look like in March, when all the flowers would be booming at the same time, wow!!!
At Ghorepani we are having the best Apple pie on this trek (At Kamala restaurant) and we decide to have our dinner as well on this same Kamala lodge. We are not disappointed about the quality of the Kamala lodge, vice versa, excellent food. In the evening big Korean trekking group is sitting in our lodge having their dinner and taking photos from everywhere. It’s funny to follow the different people and especially the difference of behavior of Korean women and men.
The walls of the rooms at lodges in Ghorepani are really thin. It feels like the whole building will fall down, when somebody is coming the stairs to upper floor. These lodges have been built very cheap.
Altitude : 2700 m, Trekking time: 7 hours