Joe is back

Pat and I hike up to the Bagsu waterfall yesterday. It was touted as a place to go and relax, either st had waterfall or the temple. What they forgot to mention was that it is a very popular spot for Indian tourists.  There were hundreds of people at both locations. Definitely not a spot to relax. I went back to Nick’s cafe to relax. However, watching the people was fun.

Later we went out for lasagna. As with everything,  it was not quite what we were used to. The noodle was definitely lasagna noodle like, however there were 2 noodles, each plate size with filling in between. The apple pie and ice cream was good. The ice cream is like British ice cream, very rich and creamy. The pie filling was good,  although the crust was a bit tough. They have definitely got the Cappacino down Pat though.

We arrived back at the hotel half expecting to see Joe waiting outside the door. However he was not there.  He did show up about 9pm. He had climbed within 100m on the top of the peak, but was turned back due to ice conditions. He was a tired and hungry puppy.

This morning, Joe and I went to yoga while Pat stayed in bed. He has been in bed all day, not feeling too well. Joe and I hiked around the Dalai Lamas temple and then purchased a couple of beers.

We have now booked a hotel for Amristar in the Punjab region for tomorrow, and will be traveling there by taxi. It is a 4 hour drive for 4300 rupees  ($86). Joe is presently off on a hike to St John in the wilderness church before supper. Pat is still in bed. I am enjoying a Thunderbird beer, brewed by Molson. 

Getting close

It is now just 2 weeks from departure time.  We have our hotel and taxis in Delhi booked, and have the bus to Manali booked.  We are staying at Hotel Africa in Delhi on the 4th October, and then taking an overnight bus to Manali on the 5th.

In Manali we will be staying at the Keylinga Inn for 2 nights before heading off to the mountain.  It will be a 3 day trek into basecamp, at which point the fun begins.

I am presently playing with my vacuum sealer to waterproof my clothes and minimize the space everything takes in the pack.

Vacuum sealed goodies.