Day-2: 9-30AM Sangabadanda
View of Deorali Main Street - Mani walls, gardens and other GHs.
Nearing Bhandar ...going down on a slope at 4:00PM
The two chortens adjoining the Bhandar Gompa
View from Bhandar - at sunrise next morning the clouds risisng in the valley below turned golden. The terraced fields of Bhandar farmers growing a variety of crops.
Shivalaya .... looking back, as we climb up towards Sete & Lamjura-La
Day-2 -- 26th Sept 2007: We left Shivalaya (1810M) at 7:00AM after a breakfast of Tibetan bread, jam and tea. The first two hours was a stiff climb up the hillside overooking Shivalaya. We passed the village Sanagbadanda (2180M) at 9:30AM and continued the climb further and further up, till we reached the Deorali at the top of the Pass (2705M) at 12:30PM. We stopped there, for 2 hours, hoping the steady drizzle would stop while we had our lunch at the nice looking Highland Sherpa Hotel.
Highland Sherpa GH, at Deorali, where we stopped for a long lunch
Still raining in Deorali; as we start going down towards Bhandar
At lunch here, we met two German ladies, who were also doing the trek from Jiri to EBC, with a Nepali Guide and Porter. We waited until 2:30PM but the drizzle did'nt stop, so we started out putting on our rainwear. And after a steep climb down, we approached Bhandar sprawled out on a huge green meadow. And as we enter Bhandar Village we pass the prominent red building of Bhandar's Gompa.
Me in front of the Bhandar Gompa .... as we arrive.
Bhavanth entering the Shobha Lodge at Bhandar (above right) where we had a comfortable stay for the night. The two German ladies and their porters too were staying at the same Sobha Lodge. Bridgette, one of the German ladies, with her Guide and porter outside our Shobha Lodge. This Pic was taken next day morning.