Today I am going to write about my journey. This year I went to Ghorepani Poonhill Trek to spend my winter vacation with my dad, uncle and their group. I enjoyed a lot as well as gained some knowledge too. I haven’t walked so much like that in my life ever. That was my first time but I didn’t feel so much difficulties. This journey provides me opportunity to know about different castes, customs, traditions, languages, art and cultures. This helps me to increase my knowledge. This journey helped me to release my journey and makes me able to do my work harder. On the way I saw different kinds of trees, mountains, rivers, waterfalls etc. The way there was narrow. We walked up, down, stairs and road. When I walk first day I thought that I could not walk more but when I started walking more than I thought. I could walk all the way from the next day. When I completed my journey I hope to go to another beautiful place of Nepal next year. The group which was with us to visit that place was also very nice. They were friendly and cheerful with me. This journey inspired me to walk and also teach me that we should be suitable for every type of topography, climate and condition. Now I am going to write about my trip from the first day in next paragraph.
Day First: Journey to Pokhara
Pokhara is situated in the western part of Nepal. It is 200 km far from the capital city Kathmandu. In the early morning me and my dad went to tourist bus park with the group and then we went to Pokhara. We traveled whole day in the bus to reach to Pokhara. After reaching to Pokhara, we went to the hotel view point in lakeside, Pokhara and rest for some time. Then we went for walk near Fewa Tal. The view from there was very nice. I hadn’t seen such mountains and lake at night. Pokhara is the main tourist destination of Nepal. It is surrounded by green hills and Snowfall Mountains in the north side. We can see the clear scenery of the white and shining diamond like mountains. Here we can see the clear view of Machhapuchhre and Annapurna mountains. From here we can reach to different beautiful trekking destination like: Annapurna Base camp, Dhaulagiri Round Trekking , Upper Mustang, Annapurna Circuit etc. Pokhara is really a peace and beautiful valley. Many people come here just for sightseeing and to do extreme adventure activates such as Paragliding, Zip Flayer, Boating, Ultra light Flight and Mountain Biking. We had our dinner there and went back to our hotel. I was very excited about the journey which was going to be started from the next day.
Day second: Pokhara to Nayapul (45 km away through taxi or tourist bus) to Tikhedhunga.
In the morning we had our breakfast in the hotel and sit in the tourist bus to start our journey to Nayapul. Nayapul is situated 45 km away from Pokhara. From there we had to walk. After reaching there we rest for sometimes and started to walk. I started walking with great excitement because that was my first time. The way was narrow. There was a small river named Modi Khola. When we crossed that river we reach Birethanti (1025m). It is a small village that has shops and guest houses. Here the way follows stairs. We followed the river and walk through that direction. From there we climb steadily up the side of the valley to Hill at 1496m and after the short climb from there, we reach Tikhedhunga at 1520m. That day we didn’t have to walk much. The way was also good. At last we reach Tikhedhunga and rest there at Laxmi Guest house. The people of that guest house were so nice. They speak so politely to me so that I will never forget them.
Third day: Trek to Ghorepani
That morning we had our breakfast and started walking from there. We climbed up through Ulleri), it is a large Magar village at 2020m. We walked through the lovely fine forests of oak and rhododendron towards Banthanti at 2250m. Then we walk towards Nangethanti at 2460m for lunch .The weather was good that day. There were many beautiful things to see on the way. I was enjoying and feeling very tired. After an hour walk we reach to Ghorepani at 2755m. We stayed there at The Sunny Hotel. From there we get the good view of different mountains.
Fourth day: Hiking to Poonhill – back to Ghorepani, and trek to Tadapani
That morning we got up early in the morning and went for hiking to Poonhill. We reached there to see the sunrise and good view of mountains. We can get the amazing of Himalayas including Mt. Dhaulagiri, Fishtail and Annapurna South. Then we returned back to our hotel and had our breakfast. After having our breakfast, we started walking to Tadapani. The way was not so difficult. From the way we saw different beautiful natural things. After a long walk we reached Tadapani (2650m). We stayed there at Hotel Panorama Point. It was little cold here.
Day fifth: Trek to Ghandruk
In the early morning we wake up to see the sunrise. We saw a clear view of mountains and sunrise. Then we had our breakfast and started walking to Ghandruk. We walked through the lovely forests. On the way we saw beautiful waterfall which was freeze because of cold. Then we reached Ghandruk (1950m).It is the Gurung village. Here we can see The Gurung people; they are one of the ethnic groups of Nepal who have their own typical culture, costume, lifestyle, and importance. This village is one of the famous tourist destinations because this village is based on one of the famous cultures and its importance of Nepal. Many tourists came here to visit the different types of cultures, lifestyles, costumes and cultural things. That day was the last day for our trekking so I was looking all around. We stayed there at Peaceful hotel and lodge. After some time we went to visit Ghandruk village. It is very nice.
Day Sixth: Trek down to Birethanti and Drive from Nayapul to Pokhara
That day in the morning we had our breakfast and started walking from there. After watching another wonderful sunrise and nice breakfast, we walked doun through the beautiful Gurung village. When we reach Syauli Bazaar, we walked through the road. After walking for 4/5 hours we reach to Nayapul (1070m). Then after driving in a tourist bus for 1 hour we reached back to our hotel at Lakeside, Pokhara. Thus, my 5 days trekking ends here with nicely I enjoyed a lot as well get chance to know something.
Day Seventh: Back to Kathmandu
We had our breakfast in the hotel in the morning and went back to Kathmandu.I really had a great time so I am very Thankful to all those who help me in trekking specially my dad and all supported group.