Adventure Nomad

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Thursday, May 15, 2008

Around Annapurna 2008: Day7

The village of Upper Pisang silhouetted against the shoulder of Annapurna II. Nikon D300, 18-200mm at 200mm, 1/800 f/14, ISO 200

April 22: Pisang - Manang
We take the high trail as suggested in the Trailblazer's Trekking in the Annapurna Region, 4th: Nepal Trekking Guides by Bryn Thomas. This is the most complete and up-to-date guidebook that I'd found and I recommend it if you need a guidebook. Still, there are changes in the 3 years since the book was updated, and I also recommend you check with the locals about trail conditions.

Taking the higher path between Pisang and Manang. Nikon D300, 18-200mm at 18mm, 1/250 f/16, ISO 200.

The high trail adds quite a bit of time over the standard route to Manang, and is a good deal tougher. If you are feeling up to it, it starts with a brutal climb from Upper Pisang to Ghyaru, then levels off for the remainder of the walk to Manang with spectacular views enroute.

Thorung La: Accom *** Food (at Mavis’s Restaurant) ***1/2

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