Again we walked the first half of the day on the old trail. Having a total elevation gain of about 250 metres meant we were heading higher. The trail had some ups and downs but nothing too bad.
Slowly, slowly, our Guide, Basu, tells us. As if I could go fast in this elevation. We are at about 2,00 metres above sea level, so we are already lacking oxygen. Looking back at my diary, I saw that I was struggling to go slow last time I was here. Puru had to walk in front of me to slow me down. But 17 years later, my guide waits at the top of the hill for me.
Lunch at a really cute we teahouse. It had ony one room where they slept cooked and ate and served meals. Dal Bhat was the only thing on menu and it takes about 30 mins to cook and smells delicious. We take off our shoes and lay down to rest. So I am ready to eat when it arrives.
Our guide and porter serve us. They stand and wait until we have had a few mouthfuls and give our approval before they disappear to eat their lunch.
We keep getting rooms on the 3rd floor. They may have a view, but we think we have walked up enough steps
We showed the owners my photos from 17 years ago only to find that the adults had died and the kids had all left the village.