Greater Liberty Riders in Nepal
by Ed Chasteen
In April this year a series of earthquakes did great damage in Nepal. Beginning June 20 we began our ride to Nepal. We completed the 7,711.82 miles to Bharatpur, Nepal on August 1. We settled into a virtual village of our own design on the outskirts of Bharatpur. From here we will ride to other places in Nepal. We want to see the country. We want to meet the people. We want to be useful.
We chose to place our virtual village near the city of Bharatpur because this is Krishna Acharya’s hometown. His wife, Anita, also grew up here. They both now live here in Liberty. Krishna is founder and president of Everest Outreach, a 501 c-3 non-profit designed to provide needed services to Nepal. Krishna’s brother, Khem, is a PhD chemist and head of a school in Bharatpur.
As we visit places and meet people we will discover why we have come. To begin, I asked Krishna to tell us about some of his favorite places. We will go there. Our bodies and our bikes will be here. Our hearts and minds will be there. Today we visit Pokhara. Here is what Krishna says: “Pokhara: Almost 54 Miles from Bharatpur (my home town). It’s a valley where there are couple of lakes. One of the beautiful mountains is “Fish Tail” (Mountain’s shape is like fish tail). You can see the mirror of that mountain on the Fewa Lake. Boat ride in Fewa lake is really good. Bike ride around that lake would be really awesome but never did it.
“This link has some pictures:”