Project 88. Motorbike trip in Nepal. Day 5. Around Pokhara, road to Panchance.

Date: 04/04/2017

Last night it was raining and weather forecast for mountains shows minus temperatures. So we had to entertain ourselves with some riding around Pokhara.

The weather was foggy early in the morning, but get better by 8 am and after breakfast we’ve driven the road, that continues from Lakeside to the East, guessing what we would find there.

The ride was great, despite the road conditions (another off road test drive). We’ve enjoyed riding along rice fields, small villages, water buffalos and, my favorite, goats. We found there were few lovely villages with little traffic full of authentic and natural life. People were working in fields, taking care of corn, tomatoes, cabbages. Men were sitting in local tea houses discussing some very important business (my guess), women were taking care of the houses and kids were running to school and playing on the streets. Kind of Idyll. Plus amazing scenic views towards the lake, fields and mountains. Beautiful ride. While our backs were quite stressed after couple hours of off road driving, but all the emotions that we’ve got covered it tons of times.

Project 88. Motorbike trip in Nepal. Day 4. Pokhara – Sarangot view point

Date: 03/04/2017

Doing nothing we decided to start from a short ride up to Sarangot view point. The morning was quite nice, and we hoped for some views of Annapurna (7937) and Fish Tale (Machhapuchhare (6997). We got the lovely view, but before that we have to ride up the quite rough road. Thanks to early start we’ve avoided traffic on the way up, but got it on the way down. Sarangot is popular with paragliding companies, so dozens of minivans and jeeps carrying tourists and gear climb up the hill every couple minutes, brr. However our bike passed a second test drive this time on the dirt steep road.

Short drive to the Tourist Office to get our ACAP permits and TIMS cards, and we finished the riding as in afternoon the rain started again and continued all night.

We can recommended the turkish restaurant for dinner, yumy yumy.