My wife and I live in Lutherville and visited Nepal in November. After a delayed flight from Kathmandu to Pokhara and a subsequent bus ride, we trekked into Sanctuary Lodge, arriving by flashlight well after dark. The next morning we were awakened by Lodge staff bearing tea and coffee. To our delight, the previous days clouds had lifted, and we were presented with a view of the daylight beginning to reveal Machapuchare, locally referred to as Fishtail. (The mountain is considered sacred and has thus never been conquered; it is forbidden to try.) Using the Lodge as a base, we spent several days trekking the surrounding hills. Whether by morning light, evening twilight or under a full sun as shown, Fishtail never failed to provide a camera-worthy moment during our days hiking. The scenes there continued to be a frequent subject of conversation during our group's subsequent experiences rafting down the Seti River and elephant riding into Nepals Chitwan National Park.
Ken Dick, For the Baltimore Sun
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