I Can See For Miles And Miles
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I slept well, warm under the thick blanket and was up shortly after . It is another clear day and I take pictures from the roof of the guest house of the view up the valley to Annapurna South. For breakfast I choose pancake with honey and milk coffee, which becomes my regular breakfast throughout the trek; boring but that are quick and cheap and give me a welcome sugar fix first thing in the morning. My least favorite part of the day, not surprisingly, is the visit to the toilet, so I make it another part of my regular routine to go before breakfast, so I can enjoy the rest of the day. I hope that I am fortunate and avoid having to make frequent trips to the loo during the night; so far so good.
We start walking by continuing up the stone staircase.
We reach Naya Thanti for an early lunch and arrive at Ghorepani by . Pete is not feeling at all well, so crashes out at the guest house while I explore the village and take photos of the amazing views from here. Ghorepani is at the top of the pass over to the Jomson valley and has views both East to
At about a group of 3 women arrive having walked today from Tikhedhungga taking them 9 hours. They are all charity workers from
Pete emerges for dinner looking worse still. Kamal makes him drink mineral water instead of the local water treated with iodine that he was drinking yesterday. I also decide to abandon the chlorine tablets as they are also making me feel slightly unwell.
After dinner we huddle around the wood heater trying to keep warm, but failing. The daughter of the house entertains the guides with her lively conversation, talking non-stop for well over an hour. After the city it is a pleasant surprise to see the women here are so assertive and confident. Kamal tells me that it is a feature of the women from this district in
We retire early, party due to the cold, but also because we need to be up at for the sunrise at Poon Hill tomorrow.