Wednesday, May 5, 2010


Friday 23.4.2010 Muktinath - Marpha (Day 13)

At breakfast at Jharkot

Another long day after yesterday, but now it’s all downhill. Enjoying leisurely breakfast at sunshine at the terrace at Jharkot with green fields and snow peaks surrounding us. This is a life! This is one of those mornings why it’s great to be life. I’ll never forget these moments and memories.

The first bigger village after Jharkot is Kagbeni, where we stop for lunch break. From New Annapurna lodge dinning hall we have amazing views to Nilgiri snow peaks, Kali Gandaki river and green corn fields. The view is unspeakable!

Nilgiri from Kagbeni

The wind is getting stronger we leave Annapurna lodge and head to Ekhlaibatti village in half an hour way. It starts to rain and there are dark clouds and thunderstorm, but we put our Gore clothes on and continue towards Jomsom, which is still 2 hours away from here. Fortunately the rain is quite moderate and we arrive Jomsom roughly at 2PM. After showing our permits in two check posts we are having a break to eat and drink something. Our plan was to walk to Marpha still today and when estimating the thunderstorm and weather conditions we decide to keep on going another 2 hours to Marpha.

View from the temple at Marpha

It’s a long day and I can feel it on my legs. 10 minutes before we arrive to Marpha it starts to rain pouring and we’ll get wet. Anyhow we’ll have a chance to get hot shower and have the dinner on the best restaurant of the village!! I just like this small village and it’s athmosphere.

The alleys of the Marpha

Altitude : 2600 m, Trekking time: 9 hours

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