Tuesday-Wednesday, May 13-14
Well, back to the crazy city life! It didn't take more than the bus ride back to the hotel from the airport to remember the chaotic life style in the city. The traffic laws are more than confusing, so it was nice to know none of us would have to go behind the wheel and find our way around.
We went back to the same hotel we stayed in at the beginning of our adventure - Hotel Manaslu. It is nicely situated a few blocks from the main streets of Kathmandu so it was a nice secluded area void of car horns and traffic. Since we arrived back in the morning, we had the rest of the day as well as the next day (a contingent day not needed) to unwind from the trek. It was good to have these days to take it easy. Several spent time by the pool reading a book, venturing out for those last minute gifts, or scheduling a massage to unwind. Much of what was needed was within walking distance from the hotel which was convenient.
On the last night we went to Tamal, a hip district in the city, for a bit of something we had all been craving - pizza! Tamal is a tourist area in Kathmandu that caters to travelers - from every kind of gift imaginable to the bar and restaurant variety fit for anyone. The pizza was fantastic and we finished it off with a bit of ice cream also available. It was a nice way to end the trip.
While we were all hesitant to end the trip, we knew we had a very early morning coming to catch the airplane back to Delhi. Some headed back to the hotel to pack and prepare; others stayed for one last San Miguel beer.