Thursday, November 11, 2010

Trekking Annapurna - - Days 9 - 10

Rust-breasted bird greet us as we arrive in Kyang village, another abandoned stone village

Entrance sign to Kyang, a beautiful plateau at 12,6oo' where we camped for 2 nights

An enterprising local set up a little store

We set up camp in a field

Our mess tent

Standing with Shama, the donkey driver. A little guy with a big heart.

Life doesn't get any better than this. Coffee in the morning with this breath-taking view of the Annapurnas.

Click on pic once/twice for grand view

Mick and Changa, our awesome cook

I woke up early to take photos. I caught Changa walking along a little ridge.

Toilet tents with a view

Angela shows us prayer flags her church members in Victoria signed. She plans to hang it on Kang La Pass, the first of two 18,000' summits.

On our lay-over day, the porters/sherpas play vollyball. Where do they get the energy?

Our campground below massive cliffs

The lads on a cliff edge overlooking a canyon

At sunrise

Sigh! . . . this was one of my favorite moments

Annapurna II, 26,192' (L) and Pesang Peak, 20,100' (R)

Wow! What luck! I just happened to catch an avalanche while I had my camera out.

Laundry Day

Kangaru Peak, 23,037', is also visible from the campground

Early morning shot of Annapurna II

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