So I assume you have read part 1 and you came back for more. If not then you're quite a rebel but not to the level of rogue one kinda level which is alright, we can't be Jyn Erso but we all can embrace our inner Jar Jar Binks. Anyhow enough ranting and let's carry on with our little trip/camera review.
We took a bus from Kathmandu to Pokhara on a tourist bus which is full of tourists. It was a comfortable ride that consisted of 2-3 stops which is good for our bladders. The passage prior to our first stop was the most mundane part of the bus ride as we had to get out of Kathmandu which can be quite a headache as the road in and out of Kathmandu can be heavily congested. We decided to go with the bus as it was suggested to us that the scenery is amazing and "It'll be worth it". I would suggest that if you have enough cash to fly from Kathmandu to Pokhara you should do it as you won't miss much. After a few hours and many naps, we got to Pokhara.
We took a little cab from the bus depot to our hotel on the main strip by the lake but due to the 18th Pokhara street festival our cab couldn't get into the main strip therefore if you have data on your phone and your luggage isn't that heavy, just walk. I was quite excited about the festival as it promised to be "the festival" to go to so we put our bags away in our room and hit the street right away. This was my third time out with this little camera at night and it does very well in low light, I shot at iso1600+ the whole night and the raw files are super good, even at 6400 it's still usable. A great little traveling camera indeed!
The next day will be our first day on the trek which starts in Nayapul, about an hour drive from Pokhara. Once we got there we had to check in at TIMS (Trekkers information management system) and show our passes to the Annapurna national park officers before we head off on our trek.
Our first day was the easiest as it consisted of a few small ascents on dirt road up to our first stop in Tikhedhunga. Once we got there, we found a little path which lead us to a waterfall. It was a bit too cold for a dip but we hung around by the river to enjoy the warmth of the sun, the very last bit of warmth before we hike up to the cold.
Next part will be consisted of how my X70 gave up on me in the mountain.