To get to Pokhara from Tansen, we hitched a ride with our new friend, Matthias, in his fully stocked Land Rover. Check out his epic journey with “Bluey” from Germany to Nepal at his website, artcar.tv or blogspot. (Much of it is translated into English for us, fortunately).
Xik and I intended to only stay a night or two at the most–just long enough to say hello to some friends, get some mousse and iced coffee–before heading back to Kathmandu.
We ended up staying longer despite the rainy weather! We hung out at the Gautam Manisha restaurant, and little Amrita took a crash course in photography and modeling, even taking some of her first few selfies. One night Xiker taught the folks there how to cook tortillas de patatas (spanish omelette), and it was a delicious success.
When it wasn’t raining, we went for walks along the lake, and Xiker strained his eyes trying to catch glimpses of the Himalayas beyond Sarangkot.
One rainy morning, Matthias left us to ride a bicycle through the Annapurna Circuit, all the way across the Thorong La Pass. (He did make it across the pass, a week and a half later.)
Click here to see the post about our last visit to Pokhara.