Dhampus Travel Blog› entry 5 of 16 › view all entries
May 4th, 2010 – by: sookeldoo
Away from town we started really enjoying the mountain vistas & the more relaxed pace of the people. The kids walked beside us for hours, chattering constantly.
When we reached Phedi, we were surprised that there was only a cluster of buildings & the shock of the mountain in front of us with a steep path up, up, up... made the concept of trekking suddenly quite real. The steps. Oh those ongoing, uneven, steep, unpredictable steps, zigzagging up, up, up that mountain. On the occasional level when the steps stopped going up, when we had another slurp of the water & thought the nightmare was over, we rounded a bend & up they went again. For hours. There were many reprieves along the way, with taps built onto concrete benches, where we could put our head under & get rid of some accumulated heat.
We stayed the night in Dhampus. The village went on forever. There was some sort of convention in town that night & most of the accommodation was taken, so we kept walking for about an hour or so till we found a place suitable. We woke to more mountain views which made the walk well & truly worth while. We had to share a bathroom with everyone else at the guest house & vowed to get a private one for the extra couple of dollars, if offered again.
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