I've spent the last three days recovering from the trek, I could hardly walk for the first two, age must be catching up with me. My plan was to get the bus to Kathmandu today but I've been thwarted by an indefinite transport strike. My research had led me to believe that long distance buses were still being allowed to run but as I went to check out of the hotel this morning I was told that people have been turned back from the border. Now I find myself ever so slightly stranded as all trains back to Calcutta, Varanasi or Delhi are booked up for the next week. Back to the drawing-board who knows where I could end up?