Sky Watch Friday- Looking Back on the Nepal Trip

by Mridula on August 23, 2013

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Do you ever sit back and think about a trip you did sometime back? Do your feelings about the trip change with the passage of time? When I just got back from Nepal after trying to trek through the Annapurna Circuit Trek, I was tired and not too happy about the amount of rain I got. The trek had to be given up at 4200 meters and walking back to find a jeep turned out to be a quest. I liked the trip still but with the passage of time I retain more of good things and I have already forgotten the tiredness and the soaking rain.

Machapuchare, Pokhara, Nepal

Machapuchare, Pokhara, Nepal

I had so expected to see the high peaks while I trekked. But the clouds hid them all. So on my last day when I did see Machapuchare I didn’t even bother to post it till today. This is Machapuchare or Fishtail mountain right from my hotel balcony. I stayed at Mount Kailash at Pokhara. It is a decent hotel, comfortable and clean. It does however attract a lot of Indian pilgrims who go chanting loudly whenever they please.

Closer to the trip my disappointment was high with seeing only clouds. Today I was thinking now how come I did not share this clear and majestic mountain on my blog. Time makes some of my trips better.

Phewa Lake, Pokhara, Nepal

Phewa Lake, Pokhara, Nepal

I was happy around Phewa Lake even in the monsoon as I was not walking any longer. So if it rained I could sit inside a bar. But there was a constant thread that went into my head while I was there. What if I had a clear day? Mountain peaks would have been visible. The light at sunset would have been gorgeous but for the clouds. And now when I look at it I think what a beauty!

Boats at Phewa Lake, Pokhara, Nepal

Young Kids with Fishing Rods, Phewa Lake, Pokhara, Nepal

Do you think time gives a different perspective to your trips? This post is part of Sky Watch Friday. Do check it out.

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Meghana August 25, 2013 at 3:27 pm

Wow, stunning captures…

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Renuka August 24, 2013 at 1:25 pm

Nepal is one of my dream destinations! Reading about it makes my urge to visit it even stronger! Great write-up!

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Mridula August 24, 2013 at 1:46 pm

Renuka and if you live in India it is next door too :D

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Raj Milind Dalvi August 24, 2013 at 12:53 pm

there is always the next trek and better climate my fellow chronic :P traveller , all the best and nice pics :)

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MS August 24, 2013 at 9:56 am

Beautiful pictures!

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Mridula August 24, 2013 at 1:46 pm

Thank you MS.

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Peter B August 24, 2013 at 9:01 am

Really beautiful, especially the last photo!!

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Mridula August 24, 2013 at 1:45 pm

Thank you Peter.

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jaideep August 24, 2013 at 8:26 am

Lovely picturesque. Is ‘keeping these tourist places’ a fight there like in India?

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Mridula August 24, 2013 at 1:43 pm

Jaideep I was there is low season so it was not that crowded. I am told in high season it can overflow :D

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Sylvia Kirkwood August 24, 2013 at 2:06 am

Superb captures of such beautiful skies, Mridula!! Love the mountains in the first shot!! Hope you have a wonderful weekend!

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Mridula August 24, 2013 at 1:41 pm

Thank you Sylvia hope you are enjoying your weekend.

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Lady Fi August 23, 2013 at 11:35 pm

The calm lake is beautiful.

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Mridula August 24, 2013 at 12:19 am

Thank you Lady Fi.

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pradip August 23, 2013 at 7:47 pm

when is the best time i.e expected to be clear sky at Nepal. may you pls reply?

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Mridula August 24, 2013 at 12:18 am

Pradip October and March April both are good.

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thomas August 23, 2013 at 5:25 pm

Beautiful scenery at the lake.

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Mridula August 24, 2013 at 12:19 am

Thank you Thomas.

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Aparna Bose August 23, 2013 at 5:17 pm

beautiful pictures

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Dorothee August 23, 2013 at 5:15 pm

wonderful image – thanks for sharing!

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Mridula August 24, 2013 at 12:19 am

Thank you for stopping by.

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Rajesh August 23, 2013 at 5:05 pm

Great place to visit and nice pictures…what is the best month/season to visit?

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Mridula August 24, 2013 at 12:20 am

Spetember, October and March April I guess.

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Team g square August 23, 2013 at 3:03 pm

Wonderful captures. Last one is just awesome.

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Mridula August 24, 2013 at 12:20 am

Thank you :D

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rupam { xhobdo } August 23, 2013 at 2:56 pm

Truly Awesome capture and Post.

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Mridula August 24, 2013 at 12:20 am

Thank you Rupam.

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