Eternal sunshine of Nepal

Trip Start Jul 05, 2005
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Trip End Ongoing


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Nawa Ranga guest house

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Wednesday, August 3, 2005

From a small pyramid on the horizon, Everest made its appearance and made the sunrise at 5:30am that much more breathtaking.
After a very pleasant meditation and bill paying, Mahesh and i met up with Suman in town and together we began our march through the Royal Army camp en route to a tiny village called Banepa about 10kms but inaccessable by road. We walked for a long time up a steep ridge that seperates the kathmandu valley with some other valley. So beautiful views on all sides. the trail took us through the army base, pine woods and farms before finally arriving in the flawlessly antique Banepa, like a set to a medievil action flick. No sewar, cows in the stone streets, ninjas jumpkicking bandits, rugged faced women and sallow men.

Lots of beautiful rice paddies all around but we were too busy stomping our way to the real end of the universe, Dulikhel to stop and admire them. Dulikhel is the last city in Nepal before Tibet.

The dusty, dirty stone village of Dulikhel was kind and hospitable. I stayed in the NawaRanga family guesthouse and met some other foreigners who live here on volunteer humanitarian work.
Dulikhel didnt have much to offer for views or sights save just the atmosphere of a frontier town turned Tibetan Truck stop. We left early and i caught the bus to Kathmandu. My two companions got off in bhaktapur and we had a amicable goodbye with wishes to keep in touch and then the bus took off again and i was on my way back to Kathmandu.

Nepali buses are a tornado of noise color and bodies. That's about that in a nutshell. So now i just chill again in Kathmandu, waiting for my Uk friend to arrive tomorrow and let my burnt skin repair itself. bye for now.

-tjb
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