In search of the elusive rain shadow, visiting old favourites and discovering new ones
After so many visits to Nepal, we wanted something different and decided to visit the country during monsoon time. Having read in guide books that Manaslu and Annapurna are in the rain shadow of the Himalayas, we headed for this area and, hoping to catch the tail end of the rainy season, timed our trip to start at the end of August.
After a well-deserved rest on the shores of Phewa Lake, we took a local bus to Tansen and headed back to Kathmandu via Hetauda and Daman, a worthwhile detour with great mountain views which we enjoyed very much.
But after a few days in town, we got itchy feet again and boarded our too familiar “Supper Express” bus to Jiri for a 15 day stint in the Solukhumbu foothills. We ended this trek in Phaplu from where we took a combination of buses to reach Janakpur in the Terai, a city we like very much for its Indian atmosphere. We spent a few days there before returning to Kathmandu to catch our plane back home.
$updated from: Blog.htxt Wed 28 Nov 2018 11:11:27 trvl2 (By Vero and Thomas Lauer)$