Tuesday, 10 November 2009

Annapurna Base Camp Trail - 8

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!"

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.

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!
  • Date: 10/11/09
  • Region: Annapurna, Nepal
  • Status: Member
  • Description: Sinuwa – Chomrong – Jhinudanda – Clear – 380m Ascent, 930m Descent, 4h 20m
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