Never ending stairs
Trip Start Sep 07, 2011
88Trip End Ongoing
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On the way we saw lots of goats being brought to the villages. In a few days, there will be the Dasain festival –past monsoon period, that lasts 15 days. It celebrates the victory of Durka goddess over the evil personified in a buffalo demon. The festival is marked by the biggest animal sacrifice of the year. Several people were already walking with a goat that they chose to scarify on the coming days. Sometimes also a bull can be sacrificed.
We arrived to Nayapul as many other tourist trekkers and got ready to start. We had a daypack each with water, some biscuits, sun cream, sun glasses,, raincoat and the 1st aid kit
We continued our path until lunch break in Hille. The half an hour of rest felt good and to have to restart with our stomach comfortable under the strong sun was hard, especially when the road was steep. After 1 hour, the weather started to change and it became cloudy and fresh. We had reached our destination for the day – Tikkedhunga (1500m), although we were still with energy and time. It was only 1pm and we knew that next day was going to be tuff. So we decided to continue a bit further, 2 hours more. Those were the worse 2 hours we can remember of physical effort we ever made. It was literally 2 hours climbing stairs, really steep unshaped rock stairs, never ending stairs under heavy rain.
Finally we reached Ulleri (2010m)
We met 2 other travellers during dinner, a German girl travelling already for 9 months around Asia and an Australian that was living here and there - Always such interesting lives. With us at the same tea house was a big group of noisy and annoying Chinese. Even if exhausted, it was hard to fall asleep with their talking’s on the other rooms only separated by some cartoon walls.