Yak Kharka to Thorong Phedi ( (4450 meters/ 14,599 feet) We hiked for about 4 hours this day, had lunch and then did a short 40 minute climb. Another beautiful hiking day. Our guesthouse at Thorong Phedi was at such a high altitude that we no longer had a wood fire, yak dung instead, and the... Continue Reading →
Manang to Yak Kharka This was another great day of hiking as we were above the tree line (12,000 ft) and a had a great view of Manang as we left in the morning. We hiked for about 5 hours, lunch and then a short acclimatization hike. Leaving Manang We finally encountered a pack... Continue Reading →
Manang We had an acclimatization day in Manang. We had a short hike to climb up 300m in the morning and had the rest of the day to wonder around town. We had great views of the Annapurnas, Gangapurna and a glacial lake.
Lower Pisang to Manang This was one of my favorite hiking days, made me think of Colorado. Great views of all of the Annapurna mountains and LOTS of prayer wheels and mani walls. Our guesthouse in Manang. We got there in time for lunch and had the afternoon free to take showers and wash... Continue Reading →
Chame to Lower Pisang Our guesthouse in Chame had beautiful flowers everywhere including roses. As we left Chame, there was a Buddhist Stupa. This was common in many of the villages that we passed through on this part of the circuit. The insides had the most beautifully painted images. A few photos from along the... Continue Reading →