Adventure Nomad

Adventure Nomad

Wednesday, May 14, 2008

Around Annapurna 2008: Day 6

Laura pauses to examine a mani stone a little more closely. Nikon D300, 18-200mm at 55mm, 1/200 f/7.1, ISO 200.

April 21: Chame – Pisang
Electricity is transforming Himalayan villages all over Nepal. On my first trek around the Annapurna Circuit 20 years ago, there was no electricity. Today, in Chame, there are satellite dishes, ‘high-speed’ Internet access, and a bank which rely on a constant and reliable source of power. This brings new challenges for photographers – how to deal with the ever-present and ugly, power cables overhead.

Fresh mint in weathered hands. Nikon D300, 18-200mm at 82mm, 1/320 f/9, ISO 200.

As we make our way to Pisang through sweet-smelling pine forests, the trail becomes a dirt road again. Although still not complete, we can see that the day is coming when the road will run from the Trailhead at Besi Sahar all the way to Manang, the largest village before the high pass of Thorung La… and we are glad to be doing the Circuit now, before work on the road is completed.

Hill Top Super View: Rooms **** Food ****

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