Nayapul to Tikhedhungga

    gordon
    Rockingthisworld - Nepal - Nayapul
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    We were picked up at the hotel by our guide, the unobtrusive, soft-spoken, patient and very experienced Hari Krishna Sapkota, and our two superhero and always smiling porters, China and Ramji Dahal (brothers from the same grandmother).

    We drove west on bumpy and narrow roads, winding through a beautiful mountain scenery, villages, and agricultural plateaus. After around 1.5 hours we reached Nayapul.

    Nayapul is a small one-road village near the Modi Khola River. For many travellers, including us, it is the starting point for trekking in the Annapurna Conservation Area.

    As you can read from the preparation section (preparing section is still in work!), our stuff amounted to more than the 25kg we could give to the porter (I'm guessing our duffel bags were around 27kg in total), so we both had around 10kg in our daypacks. This included 1-1.5 liter (and thus kg) of water, half a liter protein shake, extra layers of clothes and rain gear, camera, sunscreen, first aid kit, solar charger, walking sticks, etc. Anyway, none of us are used to carrying this many kilos on our backs so we were a bit nervous/curious about how we would handle it...

    We started trekking around 10am in glorious sunshine. The terrain was easy and we walked on good roads for a good hour and half until lunch.

    After lunch the trail got a bit steeper and rockier. We kept at good pace, and arrived at the tea house, the Sanker Guesthouse, at 14:25. The Guesthouse is nice with adjacent rooms separated by drywalls. It has solar power electricity and offers free charging and a nice hot shower (just remember to turn the knob on the left-hand side to the right!). It also has a western style toilet.