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Sunrise over the Himalayas

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Central Lake Pokhara
So I left Kathmandu to Pokhara at 7.30 am. The electric was down when I wake up to pack all messy stuff. The only source of light was my mobile phone screen. Luckily I didn’t miss a thing, like my portable storage drive, if I lose it will be a huge hitch. So complicated, how does the locals adapting this hourly power down? Dark and cold winter at the bottom of Himalayas.

The bus to Pokhara was a tourist bus but smaller than normal coach. Very tight legroom and the tourist seating infront of me kind of being selfish. Where no one reclining their seat, this woman enjoying her ride reclining her seat squezzing me tightly.

The distant isn’t that far on the map but the hilly bottom of Himalaya, with deep turn , winding and over the cliff road, it took 7 hours.
Face of Nepal
Stopped at Chitwan Nature Reserve for lunch which was included for the fare. As we arrived at Pokhara bus station, there was a huge group of touts pestering around for taxi and hotel. I’ve been warned to brace myself as I stepped down the bus. The hotel I’m staying is located at Pokhara central Lakeside. There’s a bustling shops and restaurant that entirely surviving by the tourism. I strolled down the lake, I think the town itself is overrated. I’ve seen many other breathtaking lake and mountains. It’s laid back town as the gateway to the world-famous Annapurna trek. But it’s a lot better and peaceful than the chaotic Kathmandu.

I’m going to wake up early tomorrow to watch the sunrise over the Himalayas at the Sarangkot.


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This morning the taxi driver picked me for sunrise watching on top of the Hill called Sarangkot.
The only Himalayan view this time. weather wasn't that great
There were truck load of teenagers and East Asian tourist wandered and stood up at the small peak. So everyone's waiting and waiting the sun to show it gleaming colour that reflected to the Himalayas. BUT it was foggy morning and clouds made it a very dull sunrise. The sun was hiding behind clouds and foggy air. Soon I've made known that the rain hasn't pouring since 5 month ago therefore the foggy stays. 800 Rupees ($11) gone for the 20 minute car ride to the top with dreary view of Himalayas morning.

At noon I strolled down Central Pokhara Lake and took public minibus to small town next to the entrance of World Peace Pagoda.The minibus roof was too low for my heigh that I ducked down standing reaching the destination. I climbed up to the sublime of World Peace Pagoda but stopped half way. Snapped some picture of locals and headed back to Central Lake.



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Central Lake Pokhara
Central Lake Pokhara
Face of Nepal
Face of Nepal
The only Himalayan view this time.…
The only Himalayan view this time…
Nepalese school kids returning hom…
Nepalese school kids returning ho…
Pokhara
Pokhara
Pokhara
Pokhara
Pokhara
Pokhara
Pokhara
Pokhara
Nepalese school kids returning hom…
Nepalese school kids returning ho…
Pokhara
Pokhara
Pokhara from the hill of World Pea…
Pokhara from the hill of World Pe…
Nepalese
Nepalese
Streets of Pokhara
Streets of Pokhara
Pokhara from Hill of World Peace P…
Pokhara from Hill of World Peace …
Streets of Pokhara
Streets of Pokhara
Streets of Pokhara
Streets of Pokhara
Face of Nepal
Face of Nepal
Streets of Pokhara
Streets of Pokhara
Nepalese man carrying bamboo leave…
Nepalese man carrying bamboo leav…
Pokhara
Pokhara
Central Lake Pokhara
Central Lake Pokhara
Sunrise watching in Sarangkot
Sunrise watching in Sarangkot
Face of Nepal
Face of Nepal
Pokhara
Pokhara
Pokhara
Pokhara
Central Lake Pokhara
Central Lake Pokhara
Face of Nepal
Face of Nepal
Chitwan riverside resort
Chitwan riverside resort
Pokhara
Pokhara
Face of Nepal
Face of Nepal
Central Lake Pokhara
Central Lake Pokhara
Demonstration?
Demonstration?
Sarangkot
Sarangkot
Pokhara
Pokhara
Face of Nepal
Face of Nepal
Central Lake Pokhara
Central Lake Pokhara
Riding with the local in the lowro…
Riding with the local in the lowr…
Central Lake Pokhara
Central Lake Pokhara
Face of Nepal
Face of Nepal
Face of Nepal
Face of Nepal
Pokhara
Pokhara
Locals carrying dried grass
Locals carrying dried grass
Pokhara
photo by: Makkattack