|From 2010 Nepal Highlights album|
We walked to Nagarkot on the weekend - and back again. It was certainly a good leg stretcher for our upcoming 10 days of trekking in the Langtang region and some good hang out time with a few of the people we work with, and also Scotto - fellow EWB volunteer - who came along. 20km each day, with the first day involving about 1200m of ascending and 900m of descending. I'm not sure we always went on the 'intended' route. All I can say is that we were lucky to have some Nepalese speakers with us to ask the way!
Nagarkot is a tourist town, existing purely because of the amazing views. We weren't banking on the clouds clearing for us, but on Sunday morning we were treated to amazing views of the Himalayas stretching from Langtang to Everest. Fantastic and surreal.
From one of the steepest climbs I was able to snap a few shots back towards where we live - so put together the little presentation below.
Of course I took the GPS with - you can see where we walked on day 1 here and day 2 here. We also updated out 'Nepal Highlights' album with a bunch of pics from the trip.
I'm still cursing a pearler of a blister on one of my feet, as is Di, but apart from that, and a few slightly worrying lower back spasms, I thought we handled the 40km of walking pretty well. We've ensured that we continued our morning walks up the 'thousand (713) steps' this week to make sure we didn't slack off.