hare rama hare krishna

Mumbai – Delhi – KathmanduPokhara – Nayapul – Ghandruk – Chommrong – Dovan – Macchapuchchhre Base Camp – Annapurna Base Camp – Bamboo – Chommrong – Pothona – Phedi – Pokhara – Kathmandu – Delhi – Mumbai.

I had much fun coming up with the holiday plan. But now that the day draws near, I am nervous. Not the least because there is a 9-day walking trek in this seemingly exotic agenda. I haven’t done much trekking except for the times we used to climb up Sinhagad Fort or the water fall at Khandala, and yes, that was 30 years ago, so surely that is going to help.

Teja has had a passport since he was a child, and even a 10-year US visa, and he has never crossed the kala paani. His complaint always used to be, “I haven’t even been to Nepal“. Dhanno is quite pleased at the idea of being phoren-return without even having a passport.

As for me, I am hoping that I catch Dev-saab swinging by, singing “Kanchi re, Kanchi re…” while we are in Kathmandu.