Up until now, our time in Nepal has been somewhat disappointing. It’s nobody’s fault; just an unfortunate set of circumstances. The highlight has been our stay at the Temple Tree Resort & Spa, the pool, and the gracious Nepalese people.
This morning, we made another attempt at seeing the Annapurna range. We woke at 4:30 a.m. and drove to Sarangkot, a high point above Pokhara, hoping to view the sunrise over the Himalayas.
Here’s what we saw:
Here’s Nathan’s commentary:
Here’s what we wish we’d have seen: (Best viewing time is September to November.)
So that wasn’t the fun part. In the early afternoon, the clouds cleared, and we were able to go paragliding with Sunrise Paragliding.
From Nathan: The most exciting part was the takeoff. You run right off the cliff, and you are carried into the air. During the flight, they took a lot of pictures, which I didn’t like, because I wanted to look around. I’d like to go paragliding again!
From Aidan: I was nervous at first. We jumped off a cliff and sailed. We went in circles. Mom got queasy. I would give paragliding at solid 6.5.
Technically, I only got a little queasy when we were spiraling up in the wind cylinder. It was like an aerial merry-go-around. When we were going forward, it was great!
The pilots took a ton of photos. Here’s a sampling: