The final day… we trekked along the ridgeline to Sarankot, stopping at a few old temples and largely stumbling all the way. The thought of a ‘real’ hotel in Pokhra had overtaken me and I just wanted to do something other than trekking for a few days. I think this is partially due to the relatively low elevation (~1500m) and the landscape, flora and wildlife were nowhere near as dramatic as at higher elevations. Not to mention extended hot showers are a nice thing!
Our guesthouse was run by a very welcoming and gregarious family, so we spent time chatting in the kitchen, helping to plant flowers and talking about our trek. I think it was around that time the XXX began flowing, thanks to Krishna. Four bottles, several pots of hot chocolate and hot water later, we were dancing in the dining room with father and elder son to the latest Nepali beats.
On the way to my room in his typically entertaining English, Krishna “reminded me” to meet him at 6h in the lobby to catch one final sunrise. Under one more rum induced hangover, we march to the top of Sarankot and I improve my sunrise photo skills.
After breakfast our driver picked us up to take us to Pokhara and I checked in for paragliding! After swirling high above Pokhara with dozens of other thrill seekers, I made my final decent. Trek complete, with added fun!!!
NB: I have 100s of super great higher res pics with a real camera. Happy to share if interested, so please advise!