6th May, 2014 - Drive to Phedi and Trek to Dhampus

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6th May, 2014 - Drive to Phedi and Trek to Dhampus

After a hearty breakfast and a brief photo session we were off at 0830hrs by bus to Phedi, the road head from where the ABC trek commenced. The road generally ran along the Pokhra valley and on entering the hills we were at Phedi by 0930hrs. It was amazing to see the Sherpas who accompanied us to carry our loads carrying two duffel bags and their own bags each weighing approx 30 kgs and were  a jolly lot  singing, dancing  and clapping during the breaks. We started the trek at 0950 hrs, the climb, was steep, however the cloudy sky was a boon as the climate we pleasant .The children were racing ahead while the others followed in their own time. After a couple of breaks for rest and photo sessions we reached our lodge (called a teahouse) at Dumpus at 1245 hrs, three hours being a good start. After tea and rest was lunch of our choice, very delicious after the long walk. The children played frisbee games thereafter. A small walk to a higher altitude for "acclimatization" was interrupted by rain and we were back at the teahouse for hot tea. Dinner at 1930 hrs and a long sleep and we will be ready for tomorrow. It is presently raining and we hope it will clear up by morning so that we can see the snow clad Himalayas and also for the trek ahead to Landruk.   

starting trek from Phedi