Tibet: A Whole New World

Tibet – Bound

Pokhara: Lakeside Retreat

Pokhara We were delighted to have a couple of com­pletely unsched­uled days in Pokhara after our rig­or­ous trekking.  The only thing I really wanted to do here came from a small para­graph in Lonely Planet which men­tioned that Pokhara is the only place in the world you can go para­hawk­ing.  Not paraglid­ing, para­hawk­ing.  Para­hawk­ing is a strange com­bin­a­tion of fal­conry and paraglid­ing where you let a fal­con dir­ect you into the wind to find the best cur­rents for paraglid­ing.  Then as you’re float­ing down, you feed the fal­con to reward it for all of its hard work.  Unfor­tu­nately for us, the fal­coner was on hol­i­days in the UK the whole time we were there.  Reason #1 I want to return to Pokhara.

Travelling with Technology

En Route to Pokhara