Project 88. Motorbike trip in Nepal. Day 3. Bandipur – Pokhara

Bandipur view pointIn the morning the weather was better, so we walked once again to the view point. The sky was still foggy, but Dhaulagiri (8167), Machhapuchhare (6997), Langtang Lirung (7246) Manaslu (8162) and Ganesh Himal (7406) were out there.

After a quick lunch, around 8 am, we got on our bike and drove back down to the main highway, from where there was around 60 km left to Pokhara.

going down from BandipurThe road did not improved much, trucks, busses, jeeps were still there. Closer to Pokhara the traffic became hazardous, but we did not care much, because we get amazing views toward Annapurna range during the ride.

Pokhara is a paradise for tourists, but even more for trekkers who arrive here after treks. It is never a question where to stay in Pokhara, there are hundreds, if not thousands of places to stay, sleep, eat, dine, shop etc in the Lakeside area. road to PokharaGetting the guest house with parking is not a big deal, but can be an issue if the guest house is located up on the hill on steep and narrow road.

We have chosen a little family run guest house with 6 room, just on the lake and got a nice in suite room with lake view for 8 dollars. There are a lot of things to enjoy and do in Pokhara. We were planning to stay there for a couple of days, waiting for the good weather, before heading up to mountains.

guest house in PokharaPokhara changed a lot since we’ve been here 5 years ago and much more since 2007, when we’ve been here for the first time. But good thing is that our old favorite local café is still where it was, though it changed the name and owners… Food is still delicious there.

Despite the clear morning and sunny day, around 3 pm clouds came, and in evening heavy rain with hailstone disappointed our plans a bit. Rain and hailstone in Pokhara means snow and below zero temperatures up in the mountains. We had to wait.

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