Thursday, April 16, 2015
Trekking Day #3
After returning from Poon Hill we had breakfast and packed our packs. It was a beautiful day; sunny with clear skies. My favorite thing about this guesthouse was the people themselves. The dinning hall was a meeting place for the family, around the wood stove, and it just felt like home!
8:40 am – Left Ghorepani and headed east toward the Kimrong river. Looking back we could see Poon Hill with the tower on top and another tower part way up the hillside.
10:40 am – Deurali (one of several places by this name).
11:30 am – Banthanti (stopped here for 15 minutes).
1:10 pm – Tadapani, where we said good-bye to Peter and Marjolein and parted ways. They were turning downward and we were headed on up to ABC.
2:20 pm – We passed through Chuile, where we were given directions and a recommendation for the British Gorkha Guesthouse near the river. From Chuile we made our way downhill the guesthouse.
3:20 pm – Siprong and the British Gorkha Guesthouse. This was the longest day so far – about 7 hours, after Poon Hill – and much of it was up/down steep hills. It was hot and we were tired and ready to rest!
We found out later the this wasn’t the British Gorkha Guesthouse we were looking for. There was another one the east side of the Kimrong river, with a school next to it. This one was on the west side, and was a small one family guesthouse, all by itself. We really were glad we stopped here though because we figured they didn’t get many guests (we were the only ones that night). It wasn’t the nicest, but it was adequate and the family was very glad we stayed. The food was literally home cooked, and her dal baht was top notch! Across from the guesthouse area was a small single story stone roofed house that belonged to the owners. The land below it was very green and lush, and out of our room’s window we watched as a man weeded a potato patch.