Monday February 27th, Day 7 of the World Expeditions Great Himalaya Nepal Traverse, by Ann Price
"Life in the mountains". I just love my little tent. Today at the end of a wonderful hike from Chiruwa to Sukathum, I have my own little space where I can wash off the dust of the day, change into clean clothes and make up my bedding. We are right next to the Ghunsa River so I can also wash my hair and clothes in the river – all with biodegradable soap of course!
The walk today along the Ghunsa kola (river) was so enjoyable. I never get tired of the roaring rapids and the beautiful turquoise coloured water. Part of the way, we were in dense forest going through lush cardamom fields. For several miles we walked along a stone path four to five feet wide. It is amazing that these huge rocks were placed and fitted perfectly by shape.
This all curves through the forest going up and down slopes, like a finely laid flagstone pathway. We all enjoy the greetings from Limbu people we meet along the train and in villages.
Even the littlest children will look up at us and smile put their little hands together and say ‘Namaste’.