View as we approach Tukuche
Yak Hotel at Tukuche, where we stopped for breakfast
The wide Kali Gandaki river bed
Passing Kokhethanti at noon
The last view of Dhaulagiri icefall, as we turn the bend nearing Ghasa
A Ghasa kid, swinging on a tree!
A huge traffic jam at the suspension bridge crossing leaving Ghasa
Looking back .... after crossing the Ghasa suspension bridge.
The Y-junction where the trails to Beni and Ghorepani diverge ... see the signposts ... here Mithoo waits for me to catch up.
After an hour's bumpy ride we
reached Galeswor .... where we
crossed the Raghughat Khola over this suspension bridge .... to catch a
'taxi' to Beni on the other side.
We hoped to catch a bus to Pokhara ... instead we got a direct
overnight bus to Kathmandu. Mithoo in front of that bus, waiting for
the departure at 5:00 pm ... the bus reached Kathmandu by 5:00am next
***** End of
Annapurna Circuit Trek ******
Day-13 Marpha to Kalopani-Lete.... via Tukuche, Khobang, Larjung & Kokethanthi - 6 Hrs trek along the 'windy' Kali Gandaki valley - 19 Kms & Ascent of 11 m
Outside "Hotel Sunrise" at Marpha, where we stayed. At 6:30am my porter Mithoo is all packed and ready, to start the Day-13 trek to Kalopani-LeteSpectacular view .... across Tukuche's farmland ... as we leave.
View from trail between Kokhethanti & Kalopani
The "Old Namaste Guest House" at Lete, where we stayed one night.
Day-14 Kalopani/Lete to Rukse Chharha ... via Ghasa 5 Hrs trek of 16 Kms (approx)
Sunrise (6:45am) view of Dhaulagiri Icefall ... seen from Lete-Kalopani
6:45am Outside "Rockland GH" in Rukse Chhaarha...preparing to depart for Day-15 trek to Tatopani & Beni
The waterfall at Rukse Chaara
Day-15 at 8:00am - View from the trail while nearing Dana
At 2:00 pm reached Tipliyang; from here a Share Jeep which will
take us to Galeswor ...... so thats the end of the trekking part !
Reaching Beni at 4:00pm we crossed one last suspension bridge on foot over the Kali Gandaki .... to get to the Beni Bus Stand.
1st November 2006 8:30 am .... Outside the
Jet Airways office in Kathmandu ... to book a flight back to Delhi and
then onward to Mumbai, India.
Famous Hotel Sherpa .... at Kathmandu