Now flash forward to mid-June, Qatar is in the midst of diplomatic crisis with its gulf neighbors. The intern, aka me needs to renew his visa in order to continue to reside in Qatar for the month of July. Yet, due to the crisis flying the 40-minute flight to Dubai is no longer an option or at least an easy one. In looking at flights flying the 4-hour flight to Nepal was cheaper than going to the surrounding countries (I.e. U.A.E., Oman, Bahrain, Kuwait, Egypt, Jordan). I won’t bore you with the details.
Flash forward to arriving in Kathmandu. I had 13 days and 12 nights to explore all that Nepal has to offer. With countless recommendations, contacts, ideas, and must dos in mind I set out to see the beautiful, vibrant country of Nepal. During my time in Nepal I spent two nights in Kathmandu, 1 night in Pokhara, 4 nights in the Annapurna Conservation Area, 2 additional nights in Pokhara, 2 nights in the Chitwan National Park, and finally 1 final night in Kathmandu. During my time in Nepal, I got lost in the urban sprawl of Kathmandu, found beauty in nature in Pokhara, stared in awe at the mountains in the Annapurna Conservation Area, and feared for my life in Chitwan from wild boar, rhinos, elephants, and bengal tigers.
Below are some pictures to showcase the people, culture, and nature of my trip to Nepal.
Breakfast in Annapurna Conservation Area
ABC Base Camp
Rotary Club of Pokhara Newroad
Chitwan National Park
Until next time, this Minnesotan is still trying to adjust to being back in the United States.
Steven Metzmaker | Educational Administration and Human Resources Development
Steven Metzmaker is a first-year Masters student in the Student Affairs Administration in Higher Education (SAAHE) program within the College of Education and Human Development.