Thursday, 7 July 2016


We awoke to glorious sunshine in beautiful Pokhara, a scenic little town nestled by Phewa Lake, though it is the second largest city in Nepal and gateway for most of the Annapurna treks.   

It was now time to head out for breakfast on the main tourist strip by the lake, a quick stroll from Greenland Hotel.   Can't remember the name of the place, a bit swanky for us ferals, but a delicious meal that hit the spot before another day on the bikes.

Aajit rode on the back of Julians bike and grabbed some stills and video during the day

We grabbed the Enfield's for a day of riding around Pokhara, to see all the.......    tourist traps!  It was a bit of wild ride at first to head up the mountain overlooking Phewa Lake, launching point for the masses of paragliders that take to the skies over Pokhara and the lake.

There were literally dozens of paragliders either launching or already soaring overhead, basking in what would definitely be, an incredibly spectacular view in all directions.  Pokhara is famous for being able to see the snow capped Annapurna range towering in the background, looming magnificently over the valley below.  

Not my picture

From here it was onto the Devi Falls and the Bat Cave,  both easily forgettable tourist spots close to town, though probably worth a visit for somebody who hasn't been spoiled with some of the best caves and waterfalls in South East Asia!!

Quick Troy.....  to the Bat Cave!

This was an insanely tight squeeze to get out of, that was after scaling the cave wall inside!

Afterwards it was time for a great ride around the lakeside before getting some lunch and being rained in, a massive storm rolling over us for an hour or so.  Once it had cleared, we made our way back to to Greenland where we sat in the garden area with a couple of beers and local rum, with some amazing local snacks and dishes that Julian organized.   A truly great way to end a great day!

Not that we were finished yet, after a shower and change, we were back at Busy Bee, with yet more beer and rum, some games of pool, great live music and eventually some dinner.  Another fantastic night out in Pokhara.