Our second destination we visited was Nepal. We just did not know what to expect, but we heard there should be nice treks, some good possibilities for Yoga experience and also the culture should be really interesting. So that’s why we just planned to stay there for 3 weeks and hike the Annapurna Circuit.
We took a flight from Sri Lanka to Kathmandu and booked a nice hotel called “Dream City Hotel” there. When we arrived, it took us about 1 hour to get to the hotel which is about 2 km away from the airport – can you imagine there’s nice traffic in Kathmandu?! 😀
The City of Kathmandu first shocked us a bit. It’s dusty and it kind of destroyed our chill out flair we still had from Sri Lanka. But as we reached our hotel, our first impression was removed. The small garden and the friendly owners of the hotel welcomed us with a fresh Masala Tea and upgraded our room to a really nice one in the third floor.
We just relaxed a bit and had a delicious dinner at Dram City Hotel and then we discussed what to do with our luggage. The hotel offered us free and safe storage and so we spent our evening with s bit of shopping warm things and sorting out the things we will need for our trek.
The next day early in the morning we started our journey to Besi Sahar where you start your walk to the top of Thorong La Pass. A Wonderful 8 hours bus drive through the landscapes of Nepal where we met some nice people made our start of the 13 Days hike through Himalayas mountains. You start from 800 height meters up to 5416 crossing every type of vegetation and nearly every climate 😀 This was one of the best experiences we ever made in our lifes and we would definitely recommend doing it to every fit person. It was so much worth every challenging moment and you will find the detailed story here: The Annapurna Circuit
After the hiking experience we just felt like a little bit of relaxing and so we went on to Pokhara Lakeside. Okay… the busdrive from Jomsom to Pokhara was the worst we ever had because it was more like sitting in a shaking machine with no space for 12 hours, but when we think of it afterwards – it was worth it 😀
We found a cheap hotel called Banana Garden Lodge in the North of the Lake and the first two days in Phokhara we just spent with relaxing, chilling at the Fewa Lake and aaaahm eating *g* We earned it after 13 days of trekking 6 hours every day 😀
On the third day we started a Yoga reatreat at OM Family in Pokhara Lakeside which was just amazing. It took us 4 days to learn the basics or Pranayama, Asanas and the main facts on Hatha and Kriya Yoga. We also had some energizing treatments like Reiki and energy scanning, some massages and meditation experiences there. If somebody ever wants to have some spiritual experiences in Nepal – Om Family is the place to go <3 We loved it there.
In our free time we just did some romantic boat trips at the lake and enjoyed Lassis on rooftop bars around Fewa. Pokhara is such a beautiful city… it’s really a must do in Nepal.
After the Yoga retreat we had one day left in Pokhara and thought of having an adrenaline day. First we got a new tattoo (haha mum we know you don’t like this – SORRY :D) and afterwards we went on to high ground adventures for the highest and fastest Zip Line in the world.
We went there by Jeep and when we arrived at the platform where the Zip Line starts, we just could not believe our eyes. It was really steep and we were so excited to feel the speed 😀 After a few instructions and a quick countdown we started our ride to the end of the line and just enjoyed the amazing view and the adrenaline rushing through our bodies. Smiling all over we chilled at the landing point watching the other people coming down all smiling 😀
Thank you Highground Adventures for this awesome experience.
The next day we took a bus back to Kathmandu where all our things are. We again stayed there at Dream City Hotel, where we were friendly welcomed with a free dinner and awesome breakfast the next morning. They really took care of our things and helped us to find a shop where we can sell the trekking things we don’t need any more in the city. This hotel was just the perfect stay in loud and dusty Kathmandu. It’s quiet, the rooms are so clean and the owners and people who work thre help you with really everything. If you ever need a hotel near the airport, this is the place to find quietness in Kathmandu!
While the crazy long bus ride to get back to Kathmandu, we just decided to spend our next destination visit – INDIA- on doing a Yoga teacher Course in Rishikesh – the capital city of Yoga.
Watch out for our new reports… and if you need some more tips for Nepal – don’t be shy to ask 😀