Tuesday, 27 November 2012

Trek to Poon Hill (Day 2) - Tikhedhunga - Ulleri - Ghorepani

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Day 2 began early with a delicious breakfast set:

Breakfast is the most important meal of the day, especially before a tough climb! The odd shape bread is Tibetan bread which I like!



The first part of the trek was a steep climb up a never ending flight of stone steps. I nearly died in the 2 hours of steep climb.

Along the way we met many herds of goats that were walking to Pokhara to be sold and slaughtered for the Dashain festival. I've never seen so many goats on one trek and we had to make way for them whenever we bumped into them along the trek. Unity is strength :-)

The white goat in the front looks as if though it's smiling for Angie's camera.


 
This herd of goats got stuck in this spot and their shepherd was trying to get them back onto the right path.



Some shepherds paint their goats in bright colours to identify who the goat belongs to, or which herd it comes from.



Whenever it was time to move aside for the goats to pass, we took the opportunity to rest our legs.



After 2 hours of steep climb, we reached Ulleri:

This guy whose arse I snapped had a problem with this leg, yet he had the energy to climb the rocky hills of the Annapurna region. Admirable indeed!



Lunch time was my favourite part of the trek, for obvious reasons :-) We had lunch in this cosy restaurant:




After lunch we continued our trek and after 4 hours we reached Ghorepani, which is the base for climbing to the peak of Poon Hill: 

Arch to welcome tired hikers to Ghorepani.



I think blue must have been the official colour of Ghorepani as all the houses and guesthouses are painted blue. 



We stayed at Hotel See You Lodge & Restaurant which is also painted in a nice shade of blue.


It was freezing in Ghorepani, especially at night. We huddled by the fireplace in the dining area and chatted with Sit and On from Thailand who is one of the loveliest couples I've met.

Unlike Laxmi Lodge & Restaurant where we stayed the night before, Hotel See You Lodge & Restaurant had hot water and a good hot shower at the end of a tiring day felt really good. 

Unfortunately there was a leak in the pipes and they had to cut off the hot water supply later in the evening. The next morning before climbing to Poon Hill, we didn't shower because the water was freezing. But we were not bothered because we were going to sweat like pigs anyway :-)



6 comments:

Jibie Jipp said...

Wow, there are so many goats. This really is getting more exciting. I can't wait for the next post :-)

sHaH said...

Very interesting. Maybe you could tell me how to get there..

Julie Lim said...

Jibie Jipp,

I never expected to meet so many goats in one trek, totally unexpected!

I'll post Parts 3 and 4 very soon. Stay tuned and thanks for dropping by :-)

Julie Lim said...

Shah,

This trekking place is in the Annapurna Region in Nepal. To get there from KL, I flew to Kathmandu and then took the 6-hour bus to Pokhara which is the base for treks in the Annapurna region. Your guesthouse would be able to help you arrange the trek and guides.

Drop me a line if you need more explanation. Good luck!

tours in pakistan said...

I think some picture reflects my childhood. As I am from north areas of Pakistan, I spend my childhood time as a villagers. But thanks for remind my past time.

Nepaltreks said...

Ghorepani Poon hill trek

Trip Itinerary

D(6920m), Dhampus peak (6012m) among others. One can also see various kinds of butter flies and enjoy with the blend of culture and traditions of various ethnic groups such as Bramin ,Chhetri, Magar, and Gurung and making the trips to the areas, your trekking starts and ends in Pokhara.After spending about 40 minutes on the hillside,you come back down hotel to have a hot and fresh breakfast, and start walking to Tadapani. From Ghorepani the trail climbs along ridges and through pine,Oak,Juniper and rhododendron forests to Deurali (2960m).You descend to reach next Banthanti, before winding your way to Tadapani(2540m).Overnight at Lodge.

Day 07: Tadapani to Ghaundruk (1950m) 4 hrs
During this day, you will trek through the forests with mountain view.Your descent brings you to the village of Ghaundruk around noon so you can visit Gurung village, Gurung museum. As well as take time to explore the village.Overnight at Lodge.

Day 08: Ghaundruk to Jhinu Danda(1760m) 4 hrs
During this day, you will walk through Gurung Village with terraces, green hills with mountain views.When you will cross the Kimrong Khola, you will see another Gurung Village (Chhomrong).You will see their rich culture, Gurung people with their Tipical Gurung dress.They are honesty and innocent smile face.They have their own monologue too.The way to Annapurna Base Camp can go throung Chhomrong but you will clim down to Jhinu Danda where is natural hot spring.You can enjoy with hot spring.Overnight at Lodge.

Day 09: Jhinu Danda to Pokhara via Birethanti 4 hrs
And an hour driving Breakfast then start walking at the bank of Modi Khola with green scenery.Your walking will be easy today.Your Lunch place will be Syauli Bazar then walk to Birethanti.There is your private vehicle to drive an hour to Pokhara.Overnight at Hotel

Day 10: Pokhara to Kathmandu.(by private vehicle) 4/5 hrs
After your breakfast, you will drive to Kathmandu by Vehicle. Overnight at Hotel

Day 11: Transfer to international airport for your final departure.
Our Airport Representative will drop you to the Kathmandu International Airport for your flight departure from Nepal.

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