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Kangchenjunga 02 01 Stuck On Drive To Basantpur  [9 of 16]


In the afternoon, we took a 40-minute Buddha Air flight to Biratnagar, Nepalís second largest city, on the flat Terai. The next day our Royal Nepal flight to Suketar was cancelled. The day after that Gyan went to the airport at 5:30 - the Royal Nepal plane wasn't there. Bastards! Gyan negotiated a 4-wheel drive to Basantpur (2200m) for 3600 rupees. We left Biratnagar at 12:00 and drove through very fertile fields. After 35 minutes, we entered a forest with very high trees, and left the Terai behind after an hour. We climbed steeply up the foothills to the Nepal I know - uphill and downhill, uphill and downhill, ... . We left the paved road at Hille (1850m) and now we needed the 4-wheel drive. The road was atrocious and our 4-wheel drive got stuck, with a local farmer helping us get out. We finally arrived in Basantpur at 18:05.
Kangchenjunga 02 01 Stuck On Drive To Basantpur In the afternoon, we took a 40-minute Buddha Air flight to Biratnagar, Nepalís second largest city, on the flat Terai. The next day our Royal Nepal flight to Suketar was cancelled. The day after that Gyan went to the airport at 5:30 - the Royal Nepal plane wasn't there. Bastards! Gyan negotiated a 4-wheel drive to Basantpur (2200m) for 3600 rupees. We left Biratnagar at 12:00 and drove through very fertile fields. After 35 minutes, we entered a forest with very high trees, and left the Terai behind after an hour. We climbed steeply up the foothills to the Nepal I know - uphill and downhill, uphill and downhill, ... . We left the paved road at Hille (1850m) and now we needed the 4-wheel drive. The road was atrocious and our 4-wheel drive got stuck, with a local farmer helping us get out. We finally arrived in Basantpur at 18:05.

DATE: 2004-10-13 12:04