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This morning we had a 9am flight to Pokhara so I had to drag my ass to the airport while I was cold and hungry - not a good combination.
We got to the airport slightly early - 8:15 am and when checking in was offered seats on an earlier flight, 8:30am - bonus! Well .... it was for about 15 minutes! We wet through to the departure area and …
... by jungle and waterfalls, the vista opened up and we were rewarded with fantastically close up views of Annapurna II, III, and IV, the Manaslu Range, Gangapurna, Glacier Dome, and Pisang Peak. We were now in the presence of these awe-inspiring giants that we'd read about and dreamed of seeing in person for years. Words fail to describe the incredible majesty of these beauties. In fact, Roger, who rarely sits still for anything, spent hours sitting and gazing at ...
... the road (if you want to call it that) continues through the bottom of valley. We chose the harder trek as we heard it allows beautiful views of the Annapurna range south of it, which you don't get when walking in the valley.
While walking along the path local kids approached us and asked "Sweets?", it was literally impossible to deny the this request, so we gave them some nuts and a snickers to share.
It was ...
... sweating, panting and making our way towards our next stop off point. The stone
steps we walked on stretched upwards, some big, some small, all testing our
will, determination and knee’s, calf and thigh muscles, these steps must have
existed for century’s as a winding network which provide routes for carrying
crops, animal feed, and access between different parts of the villages. We
really struggled with the steps, the heat and the walking up and up and up ...
After an early morning brekky, myself, Ben, Gretchen and our guide set off to trek in the Annapurna mountain range. Beginning at Phedi (20 minutes outside of Pkhara) The hike was set to take us around 6 hours in total and given the nature of this beast, it was mostly straight up and down with very few parts that were undulating. Armed with water, padkos and sunblock...we set off. The scenery is best captured by the photos, but in short, it was lush and green up on the mountain. ...