Valleri is a good place to have a linch break before the knee exercising drop on hundreds of stone steps to sunny Tirkhedhunga (1540m). It’s almost too warm. Too hot, to cold, some people are never satisfied. Buses, jeeps or taxis run to Pokhara from Nayapul.
Before Departing Ghorepani most make the sunrise. The panorama includes churen himal, Dhaulagiri, the Nilgiris, Fang (Baraha Shikar) Annapurna south and the kali Gandaki George.
This short old favorite appeals to a wide audience. The mountain views are wonderful. The forest enduring and the village life absorbing. It was the most popular group trek in the 1980s and acquired the title of “The poon hill expedition” among trek leaders. The authors have summitted poon hill at least fifteen times each without oxygen (view points).
Beware after snowfall if the path is icy, especially beside a waterfall. Ghorepani means (“horsewater”).
A pleasant amble leads to chhomrong (2170m), the last permanently inhabited village before the sanctuary.
The walk is humid and damp, due to the dense cloud rainforest. With some scrambly sections, it’s a surprisingly tiring walk. Keep glacialfed canyon when mist and murk rolls in.
The incredibly sheer and imposing rocky but tresses of Machhapuchhre tower above. Just after down the cold air of the canyon is bracing. That’s why most trekkers choose lodges.
From Bamboo allow another hour to Doban (2505m)
The trail climbs to Deurali (3230 m) and Bagar (3300m), with the sensational rock walls of Machhapuchure mesmerizing all who pass. Don’t be surprised if thick cold, clammy cloud shrouds Machhapuchure base camp (3700m).
Machhauchure or Fishtail is one of the most iconic mountains of Nepal (6999m), Its scared summit remains unviolated. In 1957 an expedition led by Jimmy Reberts. Only Nouce, Coz and wylie where able to continue the attempt, with Sherpas in support.
The scale of the massive southface of Annapurna. I can be fully appreciated from the base camp are. Tragedy stuck during the famous conquest of Annapurna 1 by Chris Bonington’s team in 1970, when a freak rock fall killed Jam Cloug. Ironically it was on the descent Just after a successful climb to the summit Close to Annapurna Base Camp is the memorial chorten to the Russian guide Anatoli Boukreew, who was also killed by an avalanche in 1997.
The trails enter the underworld of the Modi Khola forest. Sunlight Becomes history and roots, stickymud, slimy damp areas, stream beds, over hanging bamboo branches and rotting tree trunks are the obstacles to progress. Don’t expect to reach bamboo (2335 m) early.
From here the trail begins to climb to Jhinu Danda resorts! The ascent is continuing all the way to Taglung village.