Annapurna Sanctuary and Tent Peak
Departed 2nd November 2019
Leader: John Walker
That’s us back at Kathmandu after getting out on one of the last flights out of Pokhara. We met Prakash, who took us for an amazing meal en route, rakshi, dancers , the works! We’re all happy if very tired. We definitely made the best of it!
After deciding that the conditions of approach to Tent Peak were too marginal for an attempt on the summit, our group have taken a steady walk down to Chomrong, camping en route. A great position tonight, with views back up the valley to Machapuchare and Gangapurna. Roshan the cook is giving the tea houses a run for their money with the standard of cooking, and everyone is enjoying having their own space in the tents at a low altitude. The hot springs tomorrow, then a final camp near the New Bridge, before back in tea houses as we walk out via Landruk and Dhampus.
The team have arrived at Annapurna Base Camp. Each morning has given them stunning weather, with the coulds coming in only in the afternoon.
The forecasted poor weather has not materialised, so we have had a very pleasant walk as far as Chomrong. No views of Machapuchare (Fishtail Peak) due to the cloud… we can’t wait to see it!
Although not all of the team’s luggage arrived in Nepal on time, luckily we were able to change the itinerary to include a subsequent impromptu (but pleasant) night in Pokhara, and we have finally started trekking. Tonight we have stopped at Ulleri, but tomorrow we will be back on the planned itinerary with a stop at Ghorepani. Everyone is enjoying stretching out legs, and the hot shower at the tea house was most welcome!