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Jan 14, 2014 - Kagbeni -Muktinath

When Caleb and I went to sit down near the kitchen there was a large mouse with its head missing laying under one of the small tables. It was hilarious to watch the young girl and lady laughing and trying to deal with it. It was a really nice exchange with us laughing with them. Odd where these situations can come up. We were a bit slow getting going this morning. Thomas' cough wasn't any better and Caleb hadn't had the best sleep in the room with him. This is to be one of those days where decisions probably should have been made...

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Dec 18, 2011 - On a passe Thorong LA Passe hier !

Bonjour tout le monde Hier fut une journee memorable. Nous sommes passes Thorong en 10 heures a plus de 17000 mille pied. Ce fut difficile pour moi comme pour Daniel, lair etant rare il etait difficile de marcher.Aujourdhui fut une journee de recuperation Jai emprunte lordi a un nepalais et je dois quitter. On vous reparle bientot.xoxox

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Nov 15, 2010 - Annapurna Circuit Trek: Tag 11: Thorung Pedi via Thorung La Pass nach Muktinath

Ein sehr langer und der bisher anstrengendste Tag des Treks steht uns heute bevor. Um 5h00 bei Eiseskaelte aufgewacht, sehr viel gefruehstueckt, um 6h00 in der Morgendaemmerung dick eingemummt auf zum endlos langen Aufstieg zum Pass, Belohnt durch einzigartig schoene Morgenstimmungsbergpanoramen. Nach knapp einer Stunde hatten wir das High Camp auf knapp unter 5000m passiert. heute gings uns gut, keine Hoehenprobleme, ausser natuerlich, dass wir sehr langsam gingen. Man scheint foermlich zu spueren, wie wenig Sauerstoff die Blutgefaesse in...

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Apr 21, 2010 - Muktinath

Activity started at 3 am with trekkers getting ready for the big day. We woke up at 3:30 am, not that we had slept at night. People had already started leaving with their headlamps glowing in the dark. The whole scene looked like a major expedition. After morning ablutions with freezing water, I had oat porridge for breakfast. The mild headache was still there and my stomach was not making the right noises either. To be safe, took half a Diamox and a Loperamide capsule. We hit the trail at around 5:30 am, and were probably the last trekkers...

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Annapurna Circuit

Apr 3, 2009 - Trek to Muktinath

Just returned from a Fabulous hike up to Muktinath in the Annapurna mountain range. 5 days of pure trekking bliss. We started out with a flight to Pokhara from Kathmandu on Saturday morning and spent the afternoon drinking gin and tonics by the lakeside with a couple of Rob's friends, who also happened to be there on vacation. Despite our best intentions to have an early night, the gin and tonics had different plans and after many many hours and many many gin and tonics later, we finally staggered off to bed around 11pm - with an alarm set...

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Apr 18, 2008 - Over the Thorung La (Day 20)

Well, we managed to conquer the highest (or one of the highest, no one can tell me straight) passes in the world - the Thorung La, or 5416m of snow, rock, and oxygen depleated environment. We're on the other side of the pass now, in a different valley, and the world is very different indeed - no more cold showers in a little concrete bunker, and plenty of apple crumble. We'll be heading down this valley for the next week or so, then pampering ourselves in Pohkara for a few days before heading on. Now that we have (somewhat) cheap and...

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Apr 15, 2006 - ***Day 2***Khingar-Muktinath-Jomsom

Up early again but this time feeling a few more aches and pains than the previous day. From Khingar we headed up north to Jharkot, where left Natalie and her sore feet to rest in the sun, while we headed up to Muktinath. This is famous for being one side of the worlds highest pass (Thorung-La). The town itself was nice enough (perhapes bordering on a tad touristy). We decided to climb a little further to explore the local monastery. On the way down Tim was tempted by one of the ladies selling a Nepali singing bowl and thus will defn be...

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Apr 14, 2006 - Jomsom & Annapurna BaseCamp Trek ***Day 1***

Our flight was for 8 am and with the strikes we got up early....we need'nt have as our flight left 90 minutes late! A 15 seater twin prop whisked us into the sky to a cruising level of 10,000 feet which is a litle daunting considering the mountains are 25,000 feet. SPECTACULAR can be the only way to describe our first look at the Annapurna range. Coming into land we literally dropped into the valley (much to Nicky's horror) and out down into Jonsom (2800m) First impressions are that the trek/tourism brackets are nailed to the wall. There...

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Apr 7, 2006 - Animals

Animals on the trek Donkeys are used to transport goods and we were constantly surrounded by them in the lower regions. I will never forget the sound of their bells. About 15- 60 in each train, with decorations depending on their status within the group. . They had the right of way and carried big loads. At then end of the day the packs were unloaded and the donkeys hung around the plaza chatting up their mates Every now and then a horse would gallop past at a fast pace carrying some young lad -Boy racers here in the mountains of...

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Karen's Trip 2006

Apr 6, 2006 - Annapurna Circuit - Day 10

Thursday 6th. April Day 38 (Annapurna Circuit Day 10) It was 4.05 when we woke. Today was the big day when we were to cross the Thorong La pass. Breakfast over and we were on the climb by 5am It was still dark and we were wearing all our warm gear and I have our only lamp. The track zig zags upwards through scree for the first hour to High Camp and we had thought it just like climbing up Hollow Stones towards Scafell and Scafell Pike col yesterday when we saw it in daylight, except for the altitude of course. It soon became light and we...

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Apr 5, 2006 - Annapurna Circuit - Day 9

Wednesday 5th. April Day 37 (Annapurna Circuit Day 9) What a night! All went well except that the Diamox was making us visit the loo very often then Sandra woke up again hearing something in the room. She checked all our food stocks we had bought as emergency rations for the crossing of the pass but could not solve the riddle, so we settled down to sleep again but then we both heard rustling and it was coming from inside the rucksack. I pinpointed the spot then shone my torch on it to be met by the appearance of a small mouse poking its...

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Nov 3, 2005 - Circuit Day 10 (Sickness, Celebration, traumatisation

Thorong Phedi (4500m) to Muktinath (3700m) The big day! Started at 4am whilst it was still very dark and very cold indeed. Apparently it is good to start so early because the pass can get very windy later in the day. After about 30 minutes of walking we came across "Luc", part of a French group that had gone ahead. Luc was unable to walk and was very disorientated - defintely suffering from altitude sikness. It took a while, and lots of "It's not worth it", but we finally managed to convince him to go back down. It was what he needed to do....

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