Never Stop Exploring – Annapurna Circuit Trek Day 3
Day 3 see us moving from Chame to Upper Pisang and from 2,670 metre to 3,310 m.
The day trek turns out to be a very awe inspiring trek as we passed through some old villages, some farms including many apple farms.
Our guide bought us apples plucked from one of the farms during our tea break. They were crunchy and delicious.
But the most impressive part of the day was passing through what I called the Great Canyon. Miles and miles of rock faces that jut out high into the sky.
The local called this rock face Swarga Dwar, meaning Gateway to Heaven and we could certainly see why they called it so.
Somewhere later we had to cross the Marsyangdi river which we seem to have been crossing left and right since day 1 of the hike!
We ended the day going up to Upper Pisang. The original program actually called for us to stay overnight at Lower Pisang but our guide felt it was better for us to acclimatise at a higher altitude and so we had to $^&((&^#@ climb up and up the last part of the day.
But our reward was a magnificent view of the Annapurna mountain range and Lower Pisang.
After a shower, we went to take a look at the Monastery at the top of Upper Pisang. Beautiful place. So serene and quiet until our ladies decided to use the wide open courtyard for some kung fu jump shots!
So end Day 3 after 7.5 hours of walking over 15 km and ascend of about 7000 metres.