Manaslu Circuit – day 10

by site editor Rick McCharles

In a rush to get clear of the Manaslu Circuit, we opted for a long, easy day from Bimtang 3720mto Dharapai 1850m.

I bought “cooked water”. Made my own instant coffee for the morning.

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Departing Bimtang, the ground water was frozen. This is still high altitude.

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Plunging into a forested section truly meant we were coming down.

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No longer fired by adrenaline, our minor aches and illnesses seemed to become more acute.

My stomach was bad. Betsy’s was worse.

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Soon, however, we were sweating as we hadn’t done in days.

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We stopped for lunch at a lovely new place.

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Turned out service was slow. Food lousy.

Motivation was low too. As we plodded downhill.

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I had about as much enthusiasm as the mules we traipsed behind.

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Seems to me there will be no road built any time soon on this side of the Manaslu Circuit. It’s a very rugged canyon.

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After 7hrs of walking we rolled into Dharapani on the Annapurna Circuit.

We all enjoyed a hot shower. One last dinner together. …

… But early next morning it was time to say goodbye.

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Tasha and Ivan were headed for the Everest Base Camp trek.

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Brion and Betsy planned to get a very nice room and luxuriate in the last couple of days of their honeymoon.

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Everyone rushed away. Except me.

I stayed to continue the trek solo, ascending on the Annapurna Circuit. ๐Ÿ™‚

see high resolution photos from this day on flickr

 

Interested to trek the Manaslu Circuit yourself one day? The best starting point is our Manaslu information page.

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