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A journey upa hill

On the other side of Lake Phewa on the top of  a hill stands the Peace Pagoda…..it glints in the sun and many make the journey to see this monument to peace.There are two ways to get there …you can go by road or can cross the lake by boat and climb 800 meters worth of stairs, that is vertical, not sure of the actual distance walked! And then of course you have to descend in ordsr to go back across the lake in the boat that is waiting for you. For those that are young  or old and spry its about an hour up and the same back… : ))

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Getting ready….. we  organised our boat, put on our mandatory life jackets at the boat terminal

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We sat and contemplated the lake while we were kindly rowed across

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Climbing slowly and steadily

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Not halfway yet

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Halfway and having a well deserved rest washed down with cold water…..phew! 

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Getting there…..

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And a view from the top!!

Definitely worth doing and for me quite a challenge! My walking poles got a work out a d I was very glad I had them. : ))

Onwards to Pokhara

Pokhara is a 6 hour bus ride or a halfhour plane flight west of kathmandu. Its definitely tropical and is still in monsoon mode… After kathmandu it is peaceful, unpolluted and quiet. It is situated on the edge of the 2nd biggest lake in nepal – lake phewa. And is bounded to the north by the Himalaya mountains – the Annapurna massif, dhalgheri, machapuchure. When the clouds clear it is spectacular…..

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The journey over… from the plane

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Our plane @ pokhara airport

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Lake phewa towards evening…

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There is now a path along the edge of the lake…..

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My friendly koala Myrtle watching the sunset

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Early morning  lake phewa

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Some very healthy looking okra growing in someones front yard

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If you look hard you can see the mountains against the sky

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Next door to where we are staying…..stay tuned :))