Day 12 Trekking ABC in Nepal

Annapurna Base Camp (ABC) - 07 to 21 October 2013
The picturesque scenery in the morning from the rooftop of our lodge.

Day 12 (18.10.2013) Trekking day 10 - Ghandruk returning to Pokhara

08.00 depart Ghandruk via Kimche, Birethanti, Nayapul
08.00 arrived at Kimche
11.30 arrived at Modi Bridge, Birethanti for lunch at Fishtail Lodge
01.10 depart Fishtail Lodge and walked through the village to get to Nayapul
02.00 arrived at Nayapul for the van back to Pokhara
Sleeping: The Lake Side Retreat, Pokhara
Our final morning gave us a stunning view of Annapurna South from our room.

Our final morning also gave us a stunning view of Machapurchre or Fishtail.

This was our final day on the trek and was one of gentle reflection to reach the end of the trail - we took the main trail that leads to south dropping at first on a staircase, and then traversing high above the river on a stone paved trail.

We came across the children beside a stream at Chane and continued to Kimche (1640m).

08.00 am arrived at Kimche.

Vehicles can only drive up on dirt road to this place Kimche (1640m).

The trail was as nice as we'd seen for the whole trek - leading through the rich farmland of the wide Modi Khola valley and it was mostly stairs until we hit the river at Syauli Bazaar where the trail leveled out.

A beautiful waterfall by the trek.

11.30 am arrived at Modi Bridge, Birethanti for lunch at Fishtail Lodge and Restaurant.

At Birethanti Village.

Our guide Lama Babu took care of our final trekking permit stamped at the Birethanti check-post.

At Birethanti, we stopped here at Fishtail Lodge for lunch and rest.
Our faithful porters - I was told that a porter can feed his family for three months off the money earned from one good trip.

Our porters (L-R) Dipak Tamang, Prakashrai, Nurpu Tamang and Raju Tamang

Our guides (L-R) Lama Babu, Bikas Tamang, Pemba Sherpa and Anil

I had two pieces of chapati for lunch and a chilled coco-cola at Fishtail Lodge

Passing by the Snake Temple after crossing the bridge.

The last 30 minutes bit of the trek was on a flat road by the river that brought us to Nayapul.

Our porters were walking with us on this last trek, normally they would be far ahead of us.

From the main road overlooking down the farmland and houses beside Nayapul.

This is Nayapul on the main road.

Trekking up to the main road, we were met by fleet of public buses.

We waited here for our van to arrive at this shop in Nayapul.

2.00pm arrival of the van to take us back to Pokhara in an hour journey.

In Pokhara, I had never been so ready for a warm shower in the hotel and then quickly walked to town for a hot plate of biryani rice and a cold Everest beer. Frankly speaking that was a lie, I felt like that for the past ten days up in the mountain.
This was once in a lifetime trek. 
We were glad we did it, and just as glad that it was over.

Annapurna Base Camp Trek - Expression of Nature itself  

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Day 15 (21.10.2013) Kathmandu to KL

1 comment:

  1. Fishtail is a spectacular sight among the Himalayan Mountains; your picture shows. Your pictures show the terraced rice-farming over a gentle slope is stimulating and refreshing. You know this could be the rice-bowl of Nepal. Two pieces of chapati at Fishtail lodge marked the final days of your trekking journey to the snowy mountains. So you could heave a sigh.....then again it's the sense of achievement that's fulfilling
    for which words couldn't be sufficient to describe. You had the Bryiani rice and cold beer to celebrate after a bath, so nice. You're somebody NB.

    Alan Kok