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March 19th, 2010 – by: aquaholicme2
The lunch was delayed as there was a sudden inflow of tourists going for a day trip from Namche Baazar to Thame and some possibly going back. There were at least over 25 tourists so the lodge owners were having a tough time preparing lunch for everyone. We had to wait for over 2 hours before lunch arrived. Met a couple of trekkers who had an exhaustive trek planned which included crossing 3 mountain passes, and climbing 2 peaks.
The walk here is quite ok and we reached a bridge over a river gorge. The sound of water gushing at full speed is amazing with the sound of the wind blowing added to the noise. We could hardly hear each other when stopped on the bridge. There were a couple of paintings of Tibetan Buddhist religious gurus on the mountains and prayer flags tied to the bridge. From here it’s a steep climb up for around 1 hour before we reach a small water stream which joins the river below. We stopped at the stream which was quite shallow at this point, to wash up a bit. After taking a few pictures we continued our way towards Thame.
It’s a small walk from the stream to the village and we stopped for the evening at a nice lodge. I was the only person in that lodge and had it all to myself. Soon freshened up a bit and walked to the dinning room where some young monks were watching Indian bollywood movies. Talked to some of them and came to know that they were studying in a monastery in Kathmandu and had come home to Thame for the holidays. Soon the evening turned to night and after dinner retired to my room.
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