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ANNAPURNA CIRCUIT: DAY 10 & 11

Day 10: Thorang Pedi to Muktinath – 7-8hrs approx.  Ascent to Thorang La Pass - 4450m to 5416m - 3.5 hrs approx Descent to Muktinath – 5416m to 3800m - 3.5 hrs approx Day 11 - Jomsom to Pokhara
I had a hearty breakfast – as much as I could manage – handed my pack to my porter who was a Nepalese about the same height, weight and state of health as myself, and off we set.  Caro wanted to do the climb herself with her pack, my porter and I were a bit faster.  The views in the distance were breath-taking – a rosy sunrise just touching the snowcaps.  We zigzagged up a steep ascent to Thorang High Camp, rewarding ourselves with a cup of tea.  The ascent after this wasn’t so bad, however we had to trudge through about a foot of snow.  People had been trudging the path all morning and I could put my feet in their large footprints.  It was dangerous and rather frightening, and incredibly exhilarating.  A couple of yaks passed us, saddled up, so someone had got sucked into paying the USD$300 for Ya…

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