Trekking in Nepal - round Manaslu - lower part: the long gorge
travellogue round manaslu day 3: We started in Machakhola, stopped at the hot springs in Tatopani and stopped at a campingsite one hour before Jagat
The deep gorge
Since Armala the valley was already narrow, but more and more the rocky hill slopes came closer and closer and for the next days we wlaked in a narrow gorge.
And in the morning it took a long time, till the sun reached the bottom.
Sometime the trail was in the bottom of the valley but often we had to do a lot of up and down when the path had to go on the step hill side.
Only on a very few places we could see fields or houses.
Even at the end of November temperatures reached 25-17 °C
We knew just from the word Tatopani, that there must bee a little hotspring in this village but we did not expected such a nice one. Under a huge poinsettia in full blosom a basin with two hot waterspouts ivited us.
And after many ascensts in the hot sun we urgently needed some good shower.
Queue up was the word of the day, but after a wonderful hour everry one was clean and happy. And even all our dirty clothes were smelling nice again.
Not only the tourist enjoyed the shower but so did our Neplai friends.
Wellness under Maois flag
What a wonderfull day
T atopani is just a village of three houses. one of them is a basic lodge and the didi was busy cooking daal bhat for 10 hungry men
So we spent almost 2,5 hours there
The little watermill on the trail
Up and down al along the way.
Or ukkalo orralo in Nepali language
As so often in Nepal, walking along a river can be very strenuous because the trail will climb most of the time on some steep hill slopes
Around 4 PM we reached a camping site with a little tea shop for local travellers. As Jagat was probably more than a hour away we decided to stop here as we did not wanted to risk to walk in the dark. a
First time camping
and safari feeling in the evening
Normally the tenant of the little tea shop returns in the evening to her village some 30 minutes away. But with so many hungry clients she decided to stay overnight and cooked on her simple fire place a delicious daal bhat and Tibetan bread in the morning.
Photos: the pictures of the Manaslu pages are from me and my friends. You can see the respective photographer in the filename of the photo: HH = Hans Henninger, HPS = Hans-Peter Stupp, MJ = Manfred Jeckel and AdR = Andrées de Ruiter
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