April 22: Pisang – Manang
We take the high trail as suggested in the Trailblazer’s Trekking in the Annapurna Region, 4th: Nepal Trekking Guides by Bryn Thomas. This is the most complete and up-to-date guidebook that I’d found and I recommend it if you need a guidebook. Still, there are changes in the 3 years since the book was updated, and I also recommend you check with the locals about trail conditions.
The high trail adds quite a bit of time over the standard route to Manang, and is a good deal tougher. If you are feeling up to it, it starts with a brutal climb from Upper Pisang to Ghyaru, then levels off for the remainder of the walk to Manang with spectacular views enroute.
Thorung La: Accom *** Food (at Mavis’s Restaurant) ***1/2