Thukche to Ghase to Tatopani

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Another great morning and after breakfast we start walking, smelling the morning fresh air, great view of the sun touching the peaks of the snow clubbed mountains. We passed a few villages after every 1 to 1 1/2 hrs of walk and each village was unique in its own way. Most of the villages will have basic amenities for tourists for lodging, food and drinks. From Tuckhe we crossed Larjung, Kopang and stopped at Kopethethati for lunch. Then continued our walk to Kalapani and reached Ghasa after a total of 5 hrs of walk beside the river. You get a great view of the Annapurna 1 mountain from Kalapani. Some people prefer to stay at Kalapani to catch the morning sunrise touching the peaks of Annapurna.

At Kalapani we stopped for some time to watch the villagers taking part in some celebrations.
There were some games organized and all the people from the village had turned up to participate or to cheer their teams. There was racing, football, long jump and other sports going on.  We stopped at Ghasa for the night, had a good dinner of Dal-Bhat (Rice and pulses) which is unlimited.

From Ghasa we didn't get much view of the Annapurna as its in a valley, but the tip of the Dhaulagiuri is visible. The trek from Ghasa to the next night stop Tatopani is a walk downwards over a rough trail. And if it rains, like it did that day, then becomes a bit slippery and need to be a  bit careful. We stopped at Dhana for lunch at the restaurant which is beside a waterfall. Its a real treat to have lunch with the sound of waterfall beside you.

We reached Tatopani, our stop for the night which is a nice town between the valleys. Its the lowest point in our whole trek and becomes really cold. Tatopani is a comparatively bigger town and its main attraction is the natural Hot water springs. A dip in the hot water spring will relieve you of all the body pain and relax your muscles. You can hear stories from other travelers while at the springs, get some tips and buy some souvenirs from this town, and the people are amazing.
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