Langtang Trek Diary – Day 2 (Syabrubesi)
“Why did I pack so many things in my bag?” I kept thinking as I got out of the hotel at 6:20am. My guide, Subindra, introduced me to my travel companion (which I didn’t know about before), Daniel, a 19 year-old Australian, who wants to see Newzealand after his 6 weeks in Nepal. Daniel wants to study photography after that. Got me thinking, how utterly and completely impossible it is for a 19 year old Bangladeshi to do what he is doing. Life across the planet!
The bus to Syabrubesi was a bare minimum. Though I heard there is another “local bus” which is worse. The road, if it can be called that, is a back breaker. In this 8 hours ride, I don’t think we had even 5 kms of paved road. Anyway, it’s all part of the game and the view through the window was very nice with rivers, remote villages on hillside and waterfall.
Looking through the window of a moving bus is almost like looking inwards – into one’s soul. I shouldn’t have come here alone, without my wife. The Nepali guy sitting across the aisle said, when you travel with someone, then you know each other better and there’s nothing to hide. Your bond becomes stronger. I nodded yes, in complete agreement.
We arrived in Syabrubesi in the afternoon. To my surprise, there is free hot water in the hotel. I should take a shower, which could possibly be the last in the next 7 days.
October 3, 2018
New Yala Peak Hotel, Syabrubesi
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