September 28, 2014 - Drive to Napapul and trek to Birethati

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September 28, 2014 - Drive to Nayapul and trek to Birethati

Started the morning loading up in the car with Nwang Sherpa (guide) and Dorje Sherpa (porter) to drive to the start of our trek in Nayapool. Courtesy of the festival, we experienced Kathmandu traffic in full force! And we thought NYC traffic was bad… We were able to experience several of the towns along the main road through the Nepal countryside. In addition to large trucks on narrow streets, we navigated through many a goat herd as we got close to the trail head. The roads were exceedingly challenging given the latest monsoon season.

Once in Nayapool we hit the trail for an abbreviated hike to Birethati for the night. We are staying at the Fishtail lodge and restaurant…from where we got our first view of the "fishtail" itself, Machupuchare.