portter starting trek from Nayapul
On The Buses!
Left the hotel in good time for the bus station. Bus departed at 7 AM and it took a full hour to get out of town! The countryside was very beautiful and colorful with breathtaking views to high mountains. At places the road was in very bad shape and the ride quite bumpy. We descended to almost sea level and the vegetation looked almost tropical with banana and papaya trees. Stopped for lunch at midday at a nice garden restaurant with a buffet. Malla almost choked at a piece of chilli. After seven hours drive we changed to a taxi in Pokhara, and after further 2 hours finally arrived to Naya Pul, a small village at 1000 meters. It was too late to start to our original destination so we only hiked about half an hour to reach Everest tea house by riverside at Birethanti.