Gunsang Village Teahouse
Gangapurna behind me, looking South, from trail to Yak Kharka.
Khemjang Khola teahouse with Chulu East peak views
Arriving at Yak Kharka - Stay at Gangapurna Hotel on the left.
Entry Gateway of Thorang Base Camp - with many GH Ads
View of trail leading up to High Camp & Thorang Pass; seen from the lower Phedi Base Camp.
The trail going up to Thorang-La
Nearing the final ridge top.
Finally at the top! Prayer flags are fluttering around the mound with the Sign showing 5416m height!!
Jubilant crowd of foreign trekkers get themselves photographed at the sign post on Thorang-La top.
Mithoo, my Guide-Porter, is pretty thrilled and salutes; having made it up to here, at 17,764 feet high pass after trekking for 10 days.
Arriving near Mukthinath 4:40 pm .. you can see the white boundary wall of the Temple Complex to the left. The trail goes down to town just by the side of this wall.
Day-8 From Manang to Yak Kharka via Tenghi & Gunsang - a 9 Km trek with 544m Ascent
This is where the trail from Manang turns north towards Yak Kharkha. You can see the two kholas (Jharsang & Khangsang) join below. If you click image and see enlarged view, you will see the trail to Tilicho Lake heading west, on the opposite valley hill face.
Morning sunrise view of Ganagpurna peak from Yak Kharkha
Day-9 From Yak Kharka to Thorang Phedi via Letdar - 8 Km trek with 400m Ascent
Approaching Thorang Phedi - see trail on the left hillside.
Sleeping bag in the Hut at Thorang
Day-10 From Thorang Phedi to Mukthinath via Thorang La Pass 10 hrs - 13 Kms trek with 750m Ascent & 1500m Descent
6:15am reaching the High Camp at 4450m; we had started the climb in the dark at 4:45am from the lower Base Camp. 7:35am High Camp is now way down ... as we climb further up to Thoranga-La Pass
The Chain of trekkers in the snow bound trail towards Thorang-La
9:25am Finally arrived at Thorang-La Top (5416m) KS & MithooSnow bound view around the Thorang-La pass
View as we start our way down to
Muktinath from the top at 10am
Amazing view from the meadow, about halfway
down, coming from the Thorang-La top at 1:00pm.
Daulagiri Peak (8167m) Ice Pyramid seen from Muktinath