Around Annapurna 2008: Day 11
April 26: Thorung Phedi – Muktinath
This was the big day. We got up at 4:30am, dressed, had a quick bite to eat and headed upwards towards the high pass in the darkness of predawn.
For most people, this will be the closest they will come to a mountaineering experience. The painful slog upwards, labored breathing, and outstanding scenery… Followed by the bone jarring descent into a barren landscape into the holy village of Muktinath.
A note for trekkers: be sure to top up your water bottles before you begin your descent. The teahouse at the pass itself is the last place to do this. The next teahouse is a ht and dry 3 hours downhill, about 1 hour from Muktinath.
Sree Muktinath: Rooms *** Food ***