Nepal: Annapurna Base Camp Trail - 8

Day 8: Prayer flags
Prayer Flags
A later start today, thanks to the fact we had to wait for Will, Lesley and Vicky to arrive from Bamboo. Also, a change of route, to make things easier.

We headed down to Chhomrong for tea, and diverted down some extremely steep steps to Jhinudanda (1780m). This was a real test of my head for heights, and as Will later said, it was "kill or cure!"

Day 8: fixing a rucksack
Will fixing a rucksack
I contained my fears, but was relieved nonetheless, to reach the teahouse. Not long after, Jim arrived, in a lot of pain and distress. His knee was suffering, and the thought of another day walking must have been a big worry. But he can be a stubborn mule, and took it as a challenge!

Fortunately, a fellow walker had a knee brace that he gave to Jim to ease the pain for tomorrow.

Day 8
The afternoon was spent either relaxing, or as others did, descending to the hot springs by the river below. I chose the option of staying at the teahouse, as I didn't relish the steep climb up, all for the sake of a bit of hot water!
  • Route: Sinuwa – Chomrong – Jhinudanda 
  • Ascent: 380m 
  • Descent: 930m 
  • Duration 4 hours, 20 minutes
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