Travels in Nepal # 45 Along the river

Between Monjo and Namche Bazar, Nepal

Between Monjo and Namche Bazar, Nepal

After the steep drop down the valley from Namche Bazar we followed the river valley through to the village of Monjo. Here the walking was generally easier and I was able to relax fully for the first time since the trek had begun. It was also the longest day of trekking as we went from Namche Bazar all the way ot Phakding, stopping only at Monjo for lunch.

Near Monjo, Nepal

Near Monjo, Nepal

By now I was developing a rhythm of walking for a few minutes, then stopping for a photograph or to take in the surroundings. I was far more relaxed and able to enjoy everything I saw. I no longer attempted to keep up with the others in the trekking group but set my own pace. The breathing was also getting far easier as we lost altitude.

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