Annapurna Base Camp Blog by Marta and Bruce

Marta and Bruce trekked with iTrekNepal to Annapurna Base Camp in October 2008. They describe their trip at Clearly, yoga in Bhaktapur was a great way to start the first full day of the trip.

We’re on the way …
October 15, 2008, Wednesday at 5 p.m. At American gate A7 Philadelphia Airport.
Hassle at check-in because we have 22 hours layover at Delhi and no transit visa. Will take all of 22 hours to get our baggage and then get it on a flight to Kathmandu. But the ticket agent was amazingly helpful and got us through. And Bruce and I were amazingly patient. October 17 2008 Friday 755 a.m. Hong Kong.

We arrive in Nepal
October 19, 2008, Sunday at 11:00 p.m., in Bhaktapur, Nepal
We finally got a plane at about 6 p.m. Our luggage made it fine. We were met at the airport by Shree from iTrekNepal and were driven to Bhaktapur Guest House in Bhaktapur NOT Kathmandu. We were given dinner on the plane although we had also been given a free lunch at the airport because of the delay of our plane. We had a beer with Shree and Eliz.

Our trek begins
October 20 2008 Monday 9:15 p.m. Pokhara.
We reached Pokhara after a 6-hour drive. Very fun drives not as scary as I was led to believe. For one thing, Irsquove developed a lot of confidence in the iTrekNepal drivers. Crazy driving but not really careless at all.

And what can you expect with no lights no stop signs cars trucks bikes motors and pedal people and animals on the road?

We meet Jane and David
October 23 2008 Thursday about 7 a.m.
Devon Day 2 Wednesday, October 22 Left Tolka at 730 a.m. after breakfast. The food is very good and filling. Went downhill for several hours up and down across small bridges. Then down to New Bridge which is a very long bridge. And then up up up. I was quite pleased not to be nearly as winded as yesterday and experimented with the ldquorest.

Traveling towards Annapurna Base Camp
October 24 ‘08 Friday 710 a.m.
Duvon Day 4 Irsquove waiting for breakfast. It was quite cool last night and good sleeping weather. Our wet clothing from the rain last evening is still damp but not too bad. I think my socks will dry if I fasten them on my day pack. I took a hot shower last night. There was just a trickle of water but it was nice and hot gas heated.

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