Annapurna Trek Itinerarie

January 7th:

Bus from Kathmandu @7:30am to Besisahar. Constant Bollywood music at an unbearable volume level. Arrived @3:00pm. Hired Jeep at 3:30pm to Syanje and arrived @6:00pm. 2 beds, 2 dinner, 2 breakfast, tea and coffee @Waterfall Guesthouse: 2700NRs

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January 8th

Left Syanje @10:00am after failing to hire a Jeep to Dharapani. arrived at Jagat @12:00pm and had lunch @The North Face restaurant  (garlic soup and milk tea x2). Left Jagat @12:25pm. Arrived at Chamje @2:00pm and carried on past town for 15 minuets and flagged down a Jeep going to Dharapani @2:15pm. Sat in the box of the Jeep for an hour and 45 min of bumpy insane cliff driving. Halfway through the journey we were joined by a Nepalese man and his goat. Arrived at Dharapani @3:30pm. Had tea @the New Tibet Guesthouse then continued to Bagarchhap @4:00pm and arrived @5:10pm. 2 beds, 2 Dal Bhat, 2 milk tea, 2 breakfasts: 2600NRs

 

Jan 9th

6:30am wake up time today and breakfast at 7:45am. Cold and uncomfortable night last night resulted in very little sleep. Hit the road @8:20am and made to Danagyu by 9:10am. Filled up all 3 litre water bottles with clean fresh drinking water at the refil station. Next was the steep stairs and switch back trail up from Danagyu to Timang Besi. We passed through Timang at about 12:15pm and continued to Thanchok. Before reaching Thanchok there was a steep decent into a gorge with a suspension bridge at the bottom. We reached this at 1:15pm and climbed back up to arrive at Thanchok @1:45pm. We ate lunch there and finally started the final stretch to Chame @3:15pm. It took 2 more hours to arrive at Chame @5:15pm. After a pointless walk to the far side of town to see if any guest houses were open there we doubled back to the center of Chame and checked into the Hotel Marshyangdi Mandala (the nicest guest house so far). 2 beds, 2 dinner, 2 breakfast, 2 hot buckets of water, tea and coffee: 3260NRs

 

Jan 10th

Up at 6/6:30am and breakfast at 7:15. Hit the road at 8:00am heading for Upper Pisang. Got to the next tiny town, Thaleku, at 8:50am then followed the Marsyangdi River up the valley to Bratang arriving @11:00am. Stopped here for a quick lunch and carried on @11:30am. From here the trail continued to follow the Marsyangdi River North West cut out along a sheer cliff face.

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The trail connected back up with the road not long after this for a while and then turned across a suspension bridge and up some steep switch backs about 200m. Lunch further up the trail at Dhikur Pokhari @2:30. The whole walk to Dhikur Pokhari we were beneath the towering and incredible Paungda Danda (Gateway to Heaven). Finished lunch @3:30pm. 

Arrived at Upper Pisang @5:00pm

2 beds, 2 dinner (extra side of Momos), 2 breakfast, water, coffee and tea: 3570NRs 

Jan 11th

Breakfast @ 7:30am and started out fro Upper Pisang @8:30am.