Our last day in Nepal was pre-set with a great big fun hike. I agreed to this foolishly. A hike sounded like fun….I did not factor in allowing Brian to pick the hike. What could have gone wrong?
4AM that day. It is time to start the hike. To some this might be early, but no this was the optimum time to begin a winding car ride to the top of the mountain before a hike back down. Keep in mind this is about when I remembered I wanted to see “The Monkey Temple” and began nagging everyone involved about seeing this post hike.
We begin at the top of of Nagarkota. We had more tea. (I might be immune to tea by now, caffeine no longer works on me) and then we made our way down.
Then we checked out the view, about 50 km straight ahead of us was Mt. Everest…sadly there were a few clouds since it was early morning but the view was still breathtaking.
THEN we hiked. VIDEO OF HIKE Along the way we were told by Thakur (bestest guide for Nepal ever) that we could take a easier and more boring path or the harder more interesting one. We chose the most interesting one and decided to hike through some rice fields. Leeches and all.
Once done we were pretty tired but still swung by the oldest site in Nepal.
Despite being exhausted our guide offered to take us to Swayambhunath… AKA…. *drumroll* The MONKEY TEMPLE. There was such a beautiful experience and we had a great time. If you’re looking for more info –> Swayambhunath.
Finally, we went back home and checked into our new hotel. We wanted something a bit different the second night to mix it up – Kantipur Temple House was a much more traditional hotel. Despite the times where the electricity was off, we probably had the best time here. We ventured back out into the city for some spa time and a drink before coming back to the hotel and eating a ridiculous sandwich.
In the morning we got ready to head back, grabbed a quick breakfast and headed in for our final day in Delhi.