Picture a blue blue lake surrounded by the snow capped Himalaya and on the shore a small town with delicious restaurants, trekking stores by the dozen, Tibetans selling handicrafts, and every kind of accommodation and thats Pokhara.
Some tourists whiz through on their way up to the gorgeous Annapurna mountain range but some linger awhile by the lakeside, we were the latter. Due to our visas troubles our time for trekking was cut but this aloud us to lounge around on the lake front and kick back before the stresses of India.
Our first night we took a taxi up to Sarangkot, a beautiful viewpoint from which machupuchhare and some of the Annapurna’s are visible. As the sun dips below the horizon the mountains are hinted with shades of pink and purple just before pure darkness.
It’s best to take a taxi up and have the driver wait to take you back down but since ours didn’t want to, we had to hitch a ride with a Spanish couple for which we are greatfull or we would have had to walk down in the dark.
The following day we rented a boat and with a few beers in hand and paddled our way through the scenic Phewa Tal. Well I paddled, Lianna enjoyed the views. Afterwards with an appetite worked up, we went back to the Italian Restaurant we visited on our first night. (Ann they even made a good gnocchi!)
We are now in Kathmandu again after a 7hr bus ride and will stay for two nights before flying to Varanasi. We obtained our 3 month visas as planned, booked our tickets and after finding a nice place in Kathmandu to spend my Birthday, we will be heading onwards to Mother India!