I wandered aimlessly around for a bit, was pointed to a very official looking government building, until finally someone was able to tell me that the domestic terminal was within walking distance. It was within walking distance, but I had to leave the airport completely and follow the street in a zig-zag pattern to get to the domestic terminal, walk through a parking lot with no signs, until I finally arrived at the completely demolished, with debris everywhere, domestic terminal.
Aka it was being remodeled. The entrance to the terminal was covered in bricks and appeared to be falling apart.
I was doubting the presence of the terminal, but continued walking because I was following the signs. Entering through the demolition was correct.
discovered I couldn't check in until an hour before my flight, so I had to wait around for a while. I bought water for 20 cents and sat down and read my book (I was re-reading Harry Potter, of course). I chatted for a bit with a girl named Pema from Tibet, who was working for an Indian family as a nanny and travels with them all over the world. It seemed like a great job! But, she was far away from her family and was going to visit them for a couple weeks and it would take almost 48 hours to get there.
This is my very official looking boarding pass for Buddha airlines.
Then, we hit turbulence and, I'm guessing due to the size of the plane, it felt like the plane was falling apart.
I was watching the Himalayas that you can see clearly in the picture move in and out of sign because the plane was wobbling so much.
Children were screaming as I thought, "This is it. This is how I die."
This was baggage claim. It was 10 feet from the plane. The crew members drove all our baggage to us and handed it to us.
Nepal's electricity is on a grid system. They turn the electricity on and off throughout the day on a specific schedule, so each place has electricity for about 12 hours a day.
Pokhara is the 2nd largest city in Nepal, with a population of about 250,000. It used to be on an important trade route between Tibet and China. It was actually only accessible by foot until well into the 1960's.
This lake is Phewa Lake, which is freshwater and the 2nd largest lake in Nepal. The altitude here is about 2, 450 feet.
But not before enjoying this lovely view!