Participant Blog Day 15 – James B

We awoke at the bright and early time of 4:30 after a cold but well wrapped up night. We all assembled in the main courtyard of the tea house at 5 am in preparation for our hike up to the top of Poon Hill for the sunrise. With a few reluctant faces we headed of for the summit under a star light sky. We walked up in our 3 walking groups, as the sky slowly turned lighter with a beautiful ombre from orange to black on the horizon and arrived with good time for the stunning sunrise. This was perfect for me and the other photographers in the group most of us getting some stunning shots. After this we invested James H and Aryan by making a semi circle and listening to them recite their promises. We then walked down back to the tea house, which it can easily be said was a lot quicker than on the way up.

We enjoyed a lovely breakfast of omlet, Nepalise bread and potato salad. We then quickly packed up and head off on a day of walking. After a good morning of walking and few breaks we arrived for a lovely lunch of Dahl bhat. We then continued walking down a valley with lots of lovely little waterfalls and lovely trees that are just turning red meaning the forrest was a beautiful mix of red, orange, yellow and green. After going down the valley we climbed up a steep hill to arrive at our final tea house.

Finally we were treated to a dinner of mo-mos for starter and noodles or spring rolls for main and of course lots and lots of lovely Nepalise tea.