Trek Day 1 - Nayapul to Tikhedhunga, Nepal

On The TrailWe arise in Pokhara and begin with yoga and meditation. From the roof of our hotel we can see the white caps of the mountains in dawn's early glow. There is a wonder in exercising with such a gorgeous view. Pokhara whispers around us as it gradually comes alive. A small breakfast then out to our bus.

The tourist bus looks like it belongs in 1970's disco movie – all bright colours and reflective surfaces, making for a cheery drive to Nayapul.

At Nayapul we disembark and gather into our trekking groups, apply sunscreen and Bushmans. Nayapul is a small village near the river and for many travellers it is the start of the Anapurna loop, a 70 kilometre path through the mountains to Phedi. Our group will spend six days journeying through the hilly terrain. Today we walk the 10 kilometres to Tikhedunga where we will spend the night.

This region of Nepal is beautiful and alive. Below is the GPS of the days walk. The path is wide and relatively easy going, the scenery inspiring.

Tikhedunga is a small village with a few Guest Houses for travellers. The Guest Houses are all blue and can be seen from a distance. When you arrive at a guest house you place a food order with your guide before relaxing. This allows for the kitchen to prepare everything for the time your group has specified to eat. The food at Guest Houses is something very wonderful – home cooked. The guest houses are run by families who do everything.

The accommodations are sparse but comfortable which is all you need. There are showers available but a thing to be aware of is that most of the hot water is generated by wood fire, and as such should be used sparingly. An alternative to using the showers while trekking, or if you are trekking and don't have access to shower facilities, is to use Baby Wipes to clean your pits and bits because in all likelihood, regardless of how much you shower you will still smell by the end of the trip. Using Baby Wipes will allow you to sanitise the areas that need it and will generally have a lower environmental impact.

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