Day six trekking Nepal!Due to the higher elevation we were reaching I’ve been finding it harder and harder to properly digest my food, so I started my day out with a light breakfast. I found such a big difference in my energy level and I ripped through the trail today – that or I’m finally getting my trekking legs.
We tried something new today by not stopping for lunch. Instead, we took a break in a beautiful field to munch on our snacks. It was the perfect picnic spot. We were surrounded by mountains that had a brown hue to them and covered in lush pine trees. There was one amazingly massive and steep rock race that reminded me of a volcano.
While we were chilling a bull came wandering through the field towards where we were eating. I felt uneasy but decided to leave it alone while keeping a close eye on it. Ryan, however, felt the urge to go up to it and start pushing it away. This freaked me out! We all asked him to stop because the last thing that I wanted was an angry bull. He tried shoving the bull away a couple more times, until I think he eventually got scared himself. We took this as our cue to leave.
We had been recommended by people to spend the night in Lower Pisang. However, we all agreed that we wanted to make the extra effort and end the day in Upper Pisang. The reason for our decision was because Upper Pisang would offer more beautiful views. We usually end the day around 5 p.m. but today we ended up walking into Upper Pisang at 1:30 p.m.!
As we were walking to find a teahouse, two bulls came charing down the hill towards us! We all screamed and jumped out of the way of the ferocious horns. The two bulls were in the middle of a bull fight – horns intertwined and kicking up dust. I felt like I was in the arena of Running with the Bulls in Spain.
Once the bulls settled their fight and left the scene we continued into Upper Pesang – cautious of every blind corner we turned, afraid of more charging animals.
We ended up finding a teahouse high up on the top of the hill. I couldn’t believe the view! Because it was low season we managed to negotiate so that we each got our own room. I was in heaven.
We sat in the dining area and played cards and read books – we had a lot of time to kill since we arrived here on record time. We pre-ordered our dinner, knowing how long it takes for food to come. In typical Nepalese fashion though, hours later we still had no food. I think they had forgotten about us and I was getting very hangry – a side of me that no one wants to see.
Eventually, about 3 hours after ordering our food came and I could hold a normal conversation again then go to bed.
Total Daily Distance: 14.5 km