October 26, 2015 - Trek to Manang

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Team on the way to Manang
Team on the way to Manang
October 26, 2015 - Trek to Manang

Today we started from Lower Pisang on a crystal clear morning.The landscape has changed markedly since we began the trek .The thick forest  has given way to smaller stands of pine and a wider valley. Along the way we had spectacular views of Annapurnna 3 and 4 .It's hard to describe the beauty of this place ,one must simply come to experience the sights and culture. Today we saw more trekkers on the trail ,and more traffic as well. Being as the terrain was more open we ate dust many time when waking on the road .We saw the only airport in the Manang district which is at 3280 metres so high only locals acclimatized to the altitude can fly from there ,us trekkers would require a pressurized cabin !! Lots of farm animals grazing including a huge herd of yaks. We stopped at the Mountaineering school our head guide attended  enroute  to Manang. The typical day seems to start clear and calm then midday the wind picks up and clouds blow in .Manang is much busier than the other towns we have stopped in .The menu we have been used to is also more expansive including veggie and yak burgers .Tomorrow is a rest acclimatization day so a short hike a lecture on altitude and perhaps if time permits Everest is showing at the local cinema, GO FIGURE !! Peak Promotions our guiding company worked on the film and our assistant head guide is actually in it !!

team at Humde
team at Humde
 
on the Humde Bridge
on the Humde Bridge
 
Yaks in Manang
Yaks in Manang