What goes up must come down, and in this case it came down with very sore knees and the desire to eat something other than Dahl and rice.
We did another couple of longish days to return to Pokhara, first retracing our path to Chomrong, then a new track back to Nayapul.
Arriving in Nayapul, our new friend, (hotel manager), Dilli, came to meet us with his driver, armed with cold beer and a big smile, it was a very nice welcome!!
Then back in Pokhara it was great to see DaveG again, and Dilli put on an amazing BBQ for us that evening.
More pics soon but suffice to say that the walk (hike?) was an experience we won’t forget in a hurry.
Eventually it took us 7 days to do the extended loop, walking from 8am to 4pm every day, mostly up or down steep rocky paths, including a day above the snowline.
As is often the case, it was both satisfying and humbling. We made it to the ABC, but I’m left in awe of the people working or living up there, who carry 5 x what we did, every day from bottom to top, working fields with oxen, or kids riding to school 2hrs on a donkey, or carting firewood through the mountains on their backs.
Next adventure… On the bike to Muktinath.