Nepal: Annapurna Base Camp Trail - 5

Hiking below Machhapuchhre
Hiking below Machhapuchhre
A lot of ascent today, 1125 metres in all, and most of it above the 2500 metre mark. We left Sinuwa early. Will had been grateful for the 12 hour sleep he got, and, although lightening his rucksack, was able to carry a substantial weight again.

We descended to Bamboo (2325m) for tea, something that was always a little disheartening given that any downs at this stage meant bigger ups! The valley we skirted boasted great views of Machhapuchhre (6997m), known as "Fish-tail" for it's distinctive shape.

We had lunch at Himalaya, where I spotted a dish I'd keep in mind for my evening meal.

Panorama Guest House, Deurali
Panorama Guest House in the distance
Will Legon
Will Legon admiring the view of tonight's accommodation
Thumbs up from our porter
Our long day was complete after 8 hours, and we reached Deurali. The drop in temperature at 3200m was noticeable, and the lack of a shower for the first time on the trek, saw most of our group order hot buckets of water to wash in. Some of us just chose to stick with wet wipes!

Panorama Guest House, Deurali
Panorama Guest House, Deurali
And so to the highlight of the day, and an evening meal of Egg and Chips!!! Just the way it used to be made! Superb!
  • Route: Sinuwa – Bamboo – Dobhan – Himalaya – Deurali (3200m) 
  • Ascent: 1145m 
  • Descent: 335m
  • Duration: 8 hours
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