|Near Dololghat, Nepal||Week 131 September 30th 2013|
The Chinese - Nepal border is down there somewhere.
Our camp last night in Zhamgmu was at 2,285m.
| The streets are a bit narrow, and a bit windy.
But there's not much traffic.
The big Chinese trucks stop at Zhangmu and goods are transferred to smaller Nepali trucks.
|There's a few hundred Chinese back packers.|
| Finally Customs post number one.
Check the engine and chassis numbers.
A quick look back.
The road follows the zig zag of the town.
| Nepali trucks ready to cross the border.
The back doors are locked and sealed.
The Chinese remove the seal as the cross.
| A slight hiccough on this corner.
A post stuck out at an angle dug a hole in the side of the truck.
A job for later.
The second Chinese post took 2 1/2 hours while the boss's signature was sought.
We have developed a little resentment for the Chinese bureaucracy which will probably linger.
|Somewhere in there is Nepal Customs and Immigration.|
| But it only took a few minutes and we are on our way.
At least until a bit of traffic got in the way.
I have to remember to keep Left after months of keep Right.
|The road is a bit rough and prone to landslides.|
|We wonder how the terraces cling to the sides.|
| A succession of Nepal villages.
Are we really here?
We camped by the roadside near Dololghat.
|Pokhara, Nepal||Week 132 October 3rd 2013|