We scale the Yala Peak, leaving aside the last technical climb of around 20 meters. On the way down, we meet Austin Lord who we think is an inspector but who turns out to be a friend’s friend. We drink more rum at Kyanjin Gompa to celebrate our achievement.
Taking advantage of the long weekend we embarked on this particular hike to Ghale Gaon last Saturday at about 8 am. The destination for the van was Lamjung’s headquarters Besisahar. As the road wound gently around the hills Lava Kafle started telling stories from the past to entertain the hikers. Rudra Pandey kept interjecting with his ‘divide by’ comments at almost all Lava’s stories.