Tuesday 10 October 2023

Day 1:Dharapani

Yesterday we flew from Kathmandu to Pokhara, then had the afternoon relaxing and mooching around the shops in Pokhara. We celebrated James's birthday with a lovely meal, seated on the floor overlooking the lake. Lizzie turned her ankle while racing James down a staircase- so she is now strapped up and moving gingerly! Good thing we're moving slowly!

Today, an early start and we were loaded onto a bus for the 4 hour drive to the start. The road worsened as the scenery grew more spectacular. We got very close to some big drops - especially where the road was washed away.

At the start, we met the rest of the team, so we are:
14 trekkers (including us)
1 Brit leader (Cory)
1 Sirder (Arjun)
2 assistant guides
Head Cook
2 Assistant cooks
25 porters!!!

We've now arrived at first camp, and our tent has just been readied!

Spirits very high

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