Phewa Lake Sunset Paddle, Pokhara Valley, Kaski District, Nepal.
Nepal is one of the world's great kayaking destinations. People come from far and wide to test their mettle on the mountain-fed rapids, conquer waterfalls, and stare death in the face.
Our time in Nepal was spent at a slower pace. Due to an unfortunate accident in Sri Lanka involving stick fishermen, sunrise, a giant rock, and the world's worst hospital, we weren't able to do any strenuous hiking or kayaking. So we settled for some leisurely time in a boat on Pokhara's stunning Phewa Lake. We paddled out onto the water, cracked open a bottle of wine, and settled in to watch the sun go down over the Himalayas while para-gliders sailed back down to earth. It was one of the most relaxing nights I've ever had on the road - capped off with some fine Nepalese cuisine at one of the small cafes that line the lake.