Poon_Hill

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The third day of the trek. Hard “reveil” indeed. We start moving and climbing the steps between busy tourists, all half asleep of course. We arrive there just on time, at 5:15 am. The sun starts rising at 5:30 am. It’s freezing cold. Many people are there, adjusting their lenses and getting ready to catch “the picture” where the sun shows its face on top of the majestic mountains. Of course, on this very moment, we take at least 50 photos with every ray of sun. It is a wonderful moment. We come down slowly and take attention to our knees. Then a shower, the traditional apple pie and hop here we go for another hard day. We decide to reach Tatopani, the name meaning “Hot Water” in Nepali, named after a natural hot water source. It is a hard day with a steep descent that lasted 7 hours.

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a_village

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We are caught by a heavy rain and have to stop for an hour and half at a small tea place. The scenery is completely different and we walk beside cultivated lands and villages with different kinds of castes. We continue very slowly avoiding to fall on the sliding rocks and arrive to Tatopani around 4 pm. The lodge is very nice with good rooms and gardens all around. We put our swimming suits straight away and go for a relaxation session in the very hot water pool where trekkers relieve the pain of the day. All kinds of people are there: from tourists to porters to Saddus to hash smokers, etc. We take a good shower, order dinner, and sleep very early.