Ok, so finally I have some time this morning to get back to blogging about Nepal. After leaving Pokhara and flying to Kathmandu, we had to get a car to take us an hour outside of the city and up a windy mountain road to the small town of Nagarkot. It boasts to have the best views of the Himalayas and it did not disappoint.
We stayed at the Hotel Chatauri. It was a great place. This is the main hall with the lobby and restaurant. The whole hotel is comprised of 4 buildings with different rooms and the garden areas between the buildings is really beautiful.
The next morning we got up early to watch the sun rise over the Himalayas:
After the sunrise and some breakfast (Tibetan bread, honey, and eggs!) we decided to hike up to the watch tower for some more great views. The hike was about one hour each way along a nice paved road.
The hike is only allowed in the morning because you have to hike through army training territory. On our way back down we saw many of the soldiers getting set up for training, lining the roads, stationed along the mountains. It was really interesting and really intimidating. Of course I took not pictures but we did see this and snapped some shots:
Of course Scott got the local brew called Tonga – its hot water with fermented millet seeds. And with that I will end my post – but stayed tuned there will still be two more posts about Nepal to come!