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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.)

Courtesy:  rustyproof on www.flickr.com

Courtesy: rustyproof on http://www.flickr.com

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: