Toilet stop
Toilet stop

 

Inside the tourist bus, most of them were foreign tourists
Inside the tourist bus, most of them were foreign tourists

 

It was raining all the way to Pokhara. But the view is still breathtaking
It was raining all the way to Pokhara. But the view is still breathtaking

 

After 6 and a half hours of journey, we arrived in Pokhara. All the tourist buses will stop at the Fishtail Lodge, beside the famous Phewa Lake.
After 6 and a half hours of journey, we arrived in Pokhara. All the tourist buses will stop at the Fishtail Lodge, beside the famous Phewa Lake.

 

My first thing to do here is to find a tour agent and asked them for the ABC trekking permits. Luckily they managed to do both ACAP & TIMS permits for us before the office hour ended. We also hired a porter and bargained from USD15/day to USD11/day. The guy with blue sweater was our porter, named Suresh. 1st task completed!
My first thing to do here is to find a tour agent and asked them for the ABC trekking permits. Luckily they managed to do both ACAP & TIMS permits for us before the office hour ended. We also hired a porter and bargained from USD15/day to USD11/day. The guy with blue sweater was our porter, named Suresh. 1st task completed!

 

Our TIMS & ACAP permits. Without the permits, one can't do trekking in Annapurna trek. ACAP = RS 2,000... TIMS =  USD 20
TIMS & ACAP permit done. Without the permit, one can’t do trekking in Annapurna trek. ACAP = RS 2,000… TIMS = USD 20
Our trekking itinerary as suggested by the tour agent
Our trekking itinerary as suggested by the tour agent

 

Did some last minutes trekking equipments shopping. It's cheaper here in Pokhara than in Kathmandu.
Did some last minutes trekking equipments shopping. It’s cheaper here in Pokhara than in Kathmandu.

 

Pokhara city after the rain
Pokhara city after the rain. Monsoon is the low season for tourist, so it’s less crowded & all the price were lower for now.

 

This is our lodging in Pokhara for one night before our trekking started. The Hidden Paradise Guest House, 20mins from Pokhara, it's a really quiet, serene, peaceful, strategically situated on top of a hill, overlooking the Phewa Lake. I booked this from Airbnb.com website at € 16
This is our lodging in Pokhara for one night before our trekking started. The Hidden Paradise Guest House, 20mins from Pokhara, it’s a really quiet, serene, peaceful, strategically situated on top of a hill, overlooking the Phewa Lake. I booked this from Airbnb.com website at €16/night

 

The beautiful garden at The Hidden Paradise guest house
The beautiful garden at The Hidden Paradise guest house

 

The view of Phewa Lake from The Hidden Paradise Guest House
The view of Phewa Lake from The Hidden Paradise Guest House

 

Pokhara city & Phewa Lake seen from The Hidden Paradise Guest House
Pokhara city & Phewa Lake seen from The Hidden Paradise Guest House

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