Nepal
Mustāng

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  • Day145

    Muktinath - Annapurna Day 10 (End)

    October 29, 2015 in Nepal ⋅ ⛅ 27 °C

    (3800m / 22 km travelled) After descending from 5416m to 3800m and battling the snow all the way down, I settled in a lodge in Muktinath, which can be more aptly described as a growing mountain town than as a traditional village. There was even free Wi-Fi for me to sync these footprints. But free WiFi at a Yak farming town in the middle of the Himalayas, even where finding bread was a challenge...? The world is a peculiar place. After conquering the pass earlier this morning, the shower and warmth were a much more welcome commodity than that interweb stuff all the kids are raving about. Tonight I will decide where to venture tomorrow.Read more

  • Day147

    Ghasa - Annapurna Day 12 (End)

    October 31, 2015 in Nepal ⋅ ☀️ 13 °C

    31 km travelled. A long walk from Marpha to Ghasa ended our day on a relieving note - my right leg was voicing its complaints by noon. Our descent from coniferous forests into full-jungles started today. Two trekkers from Andorra were great company for the evening. Tomorrow we will make our way to Tatopani and its much talked about hot springs.Read more

  • Day15

    Kagbeni

    November 26, 2019 in Nepal ⋅ 🌙 -2 °C

    Heute war nach der anstrengenden Tour nur ein kurzer Trip drin. Durch eine wüstenartige Landschaft hatte man die ganze Zeit einen super Blick. Beim Blick zurück erkennt man den Pass, den wir gestern überquert haben. Gegen Nachmittag erreichen wir Kagbeni, ein kleines Dorf, in dem noch mittelalterliche Gebäude existieren. Außerdem gibt es Yak Donalds, bei dem wir ein Happy Meal bestellt haben 😁Read more

  • Day16

    Jomson

    November 27, 2019 in Nepal ⋅ ⛅ 4 °C

    Heute sind wir nur bis Jomson gewandert. Dabei ging es die meiste Zeit durch ein trockenes Flussbett, worin wir zwischendurch in einen Sandsturm gekommen sind. In Jomson angekommen haben wir uns dann spontan entschieden, die 9 bis 10 Stunden Busfahrt für 1100 NPR bis Pokhara zu wählen.Read more

  • Day14

    Thorong La Pass

    October 9, 2017 in Nepal ⋅ ⛅ 12 °C

    5416m... at a first glance maybe not that high if you think of all the people that manage to climb mountains like Everest or Lothse. Still 3000m higher..
    BUT.. for a normal human being, without practise for high altitude nor perfectly equipped, it is a big challenge.
    Over the last couple days we felt perfectly acclimitazed for the high altitude and were also ready to start the ascent from thorum pedi (4500m) at 4.30am. I never expected that a full moon could lighten up a path in the mountains so well that wearing head lights was almost useless! Wonderful😊 And if I would have wished a condition for our ascent it would have been like that what we had: almost no wind, no clouds, almost full moon in front, sunrise in the back und no sign of altitude sickness.. Better than I could dream of! Because of those incredible moments during the ascent and of reaching the final peak, the nasty descent to muktinath over 4 hours (to 3900m) was pretty easy to forget😄 As a little reward we enjoyed a little beer (nepalese volume: 650ml - small people but big bottles of beer😋) in muktinath and we did not think of the "dangerous" and bumpy long ride to tatopani on the next day.
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  • Day18

    Kagbeni to Marpha - Morning

    October 14, 2019 in Nepal ⋅ ☀️ 7 °C

    Today I am spending the day with Steffi, one of two ladies my wife and I met during the Pass crossing and we spent the time since then together with.

    Corinna, my wife, didn't feel well today and Jolanda, the friend of Steffi, had foot problems. So they took the bus. Steffi and I will met them again by the end of today at the next stage end: Marpha village.Read more

  • Day18

    So close and still so far

    October 14, 2019 in Nepal ⋅ ⛅ 5 °C

    Just before Marpha we came to the river of the valley and we assumed to find a bridge somewhere. But there were none. Just one other German, Christian, which alries tried for three times to cross the river, but had to give up through deepness and strength of the water.

    So we stocked together in the mission to reach Marpha. According to the maps we had the real way goes up along the mountain flank just beside the river. But how should we get up? Walk all the way back to the actually ascent?

    Nooo way. We decided to find our own way and ended up a very steep passage through an empty river channel climbing 150 height meters with big backpacks and after an already very long day of walking.

    Kinda dangerous, but also lots of fun!
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  • Day20

    Kalopani to Tatopani - Afternoon

    October 16, 2019 in Nepal ⋅ ☀️ 10 °C

    Today we took, like every day, the way opposite the valley where not the Jeep street would be. Unfortunately it turned out that this way suffered in parts under a lack of maintenance and it was also the further it went into the valley harder to walk.

    It took us almost 6 hours to make only a third of today's stage of the trail. So from the village of Ghasa we decide to switch over one of the rare hanging bridges to the Jeep tracks and continue walking that one which was by far easier and faster.

    Never the less the way beforehand was really adventures and scenic for the time being. But especially the climb over two land slides was dangerous and time consuming so the Jeep track was the better choice for the rest of the day.
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  • Day14

    Annapurna Circuit: the big day - 8

    September 24, 2018 in Nepal ⋅ ⛅ 5 °C

    Von Thorong Phedi (4450 m.ü.m.) über Thorong La (5416 m.ü.m.) nach Muktinath (3800 m.ü.m.)
    Um ca. 4.30 Uhr ging es in der Dunkelheit in Thorong Phedi los. Gut vier Stunden später standen wir auf dem Thorong La Pass.Read more

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