Annapurna Half-circuit Trek: Part 4

Day 6  2nd October   Marpha-Larjung Will keep this brief today, getting increasingly tired each evening – not surprising! We left Marpha early and cold until the sun got high enough and we came out of the more narrow valley. After 15 minutes we took a detour across a bridge towards the Tibetan refugee village of…

Annapurna Half-circuit Trek: Part 3

Day 4    30th September    Kagbeni – Muktinath – Kagbeni After a very bad night’s sleep (for me anyway) we somehow managed to get up for our 6.30 breakfast of grilled cheese and tea, setting off on time at 7 for our ascent up to Muktinath. The first two hours were hard, just up and up…

Annapurna Half-circuit Trek: Part 1

Day 1 – 27th September    Pokhara-Jomsom-Marpha View from the airport Woke up this morning just before the sun came up an even though it was before 6 – decided to climb to the roof and see whether there were any clouds. Was greeted by the most amazingly clear view of the Annapurna Himal. I sat…