Annapurna Base Camp

Deurali to ABC to MBC-12

One of the most beautiful parts of the trek, the valley bathed in early morning light with Annapurna towering ahead.

 

Day 5: Chhromrong 2170 meters (7120 feet) to Bamboo 2,335m (7661 feet)

It was an easier day, more Nepali flat, without any huge climbs or descents.  The task at hand seemed less daunting.  We were becoming acclimated to the altitude after spending the last few months at sea level in Southeast Asia, Australia, and New Zealand.  Our muscles had bounced back from the shock and overexertion of the first few days.  I’d recovered from my bout of food poisoning, but Mandy was still bothered by her swollen right knee, which had weirdly popped up the day before we left on our trek. She was able to take some weight off it with hiking poles and continued to warrior her way up. Continue reading

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