Annapurna Sanctuary Trekking (Day 1: Nayapul to Tikhedhungga)
After a good night rest in Pokhara, we took 1.5 hours bus ride to begin our 4.5 days trekking from Nayapul.
Pokhara situated in the low altitude valley, merely ~900m. Trekking from Nayapul started from ~1070m, and we will be overnight at Laxmi hotel (guest house) at Tikhedhungga ~1520m.
The ‘gentle’ walked started around noon time across the low land terrains.
What I could remember along this ‘beginner’ path was the dusty earth road with frequent passing by jeeps.
Everyone was excited as we were still ‘fresh’ on the first few hours.
Joyce skilfully crossing one of the many streams along the trek.
Streams and suspension bridges were common sights.
My favourite for Day 1 trek would be the terrace padi field.
It was harvesting season and we were lucky to see the golden padi crops being harvested by the busy farmers.
It was a miracle for city folk like me to trek for few hours and reach our first stop before sunset. We stayed at Laxmi ‘hotel’ and started our experience of limited hot water and electricity.
My fever started on first day of the trek, it could be due to dehydration and too much fried foods on earlier days.