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?
What else should you do at 4 am on a leisurely vacation but head out for some exercise? 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 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. I have to say, I am extremely thankful it was a bit foggy and I didn’t see the terrifying twists and turns going up the mountain. When we were done with breakfast, we realized we were above the cloud line. my first time getting to see this in my life and fortunately, not the last.
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.