In our 6th day we left to Machhapuchhare Base Camp (3700M) our last stop before reach the Annapurna Base Camp. For the Gurung people the fish tail is a sacred place and they considered it the home of a Gurung goddess. We passed the forests and we entered into a different terrain and to an open space. The mountain range of the sanctuary is a spectacular setting. We climbed steadily for a few hours the beautiful landscape trekking through waterfalls, old avalanches and streams. Blue skies with a few clouds overhead enclosed by the mountain range with snow capped peaks. The journey to MBC was very scenic and so peaceful. We can only hear the wind and the sound of the running water. As we get closer to our lodge a storm was approaching the base camp. The sounds of thunders started to announce the dark heavy clouds of rain being dropped at distance as we rushed to get to our destination. Soaked wet and freezing we arrived under hail to the teahouse. We could not see anything, but only listening to the thunders and the rain drops as it hits the roof and the floor. Behind the heavy fog an amphitheater of glaciers were being hidden. We all stay in the dinning room watching the storm pass. It was already dark and cold when finally stars appeared in the skies. It was bed’ time.
|Trail to MBC|