Annapurna Sanctuary & Mt. Everest Base Camp Treks travel blog

Snow crossing on way to MBC

It's raining

Dining Hall

Emily & Matilda (Danes) keeping warm

Today we have a really tough day. We go from 2505 m up to 3700 m at Macchapuchare Base Camp (MBC). Macchapuchare Peak is the "Fish Tail" and is a sacred peak and forbidden to climb. It has a distinctive shape.

The first part of the climb was pleasant, through the forest, but it was warm and humid. We had tea break at Himalaya village, and lunch at Deurali. After lunch it started to pour, and continued to rain the whole way to MBC. Gyaljen, one of the porters, stayed with me most of the way to MBC. As we go higher we need to share rooms so now we have 3 to a room. Teresa and I have Natalie (France) with us.

The dining hall has a kerosene heater and there is a small charge for the kerosene (a little more than a dollar each). Also, yesterday was the first day I couldn't buy bottled water, and instead bought boiled, filtered water.

After dinner we played rummy, and a game the Brits call "trump" except that you try to get all the "10's" in order to win.

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