Day 17 – Pokhara

Saturday, November 26, 2022 – Temperature 11-24 C ( 53-76 F )

I woke up at sunrise to a view of the dense vegetation with the mountains in the background.

I met Prat & Bijaya for a very nice breakfast in the hotel restaurant and then we went for a walk through the countryside which started along the stone path to the hotel past a farm where a woman was gathering the chaff from the rice that had been husked and men who were washing clothes in the small stream in the riverbed.

While we were walking, we passed 3 children who joined us for part of our walk. Prat & Bijaya talked to them in English and Hindi. When Bijaya asked why they weren’t in school, they reminded her that it was Saturday. With all of the travelling we had done, it was hard to remember what day it was.

Several of the homes were very nice and incorporated a lot of concrete and brickwork.

This is the fall time in Nepal, so there aren’t a lot of flowers in bloom, but there were a few that I was able to capture with my camera.

When we got back, Prat and I took a quick tour of the farm that supports the hotel. They have goats, banana trees and quite a few gardens for rice, potatoes, carrots, garlic, etc.

They also had a cow and some buffalo. We were privileged to see a buffalo calf get up for the first time, since it’s birth earlier in the morning.

These are some of the rural things I’ve been wanting to see.

We relaxed most of the afternoon and had dinner at the hotel at 7 pm.

We had an early morning flight booked back to Kathmandu, where we would part ways. I would start my journey back home, while Prat & Bijaya would fly to Kolkata for a couple of months before returning back to the US.

3 thoughts on “Day 17 – Pokhara

  1. Thanks Carol. Right now my heart is longing for home. It’s been a long trip and I will be travelling until late Monday afternoon.

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