Nepal. Trek around Annapurna. Part 2. We knead the legs!

In the morning after a light breakfast in just 30 minutes I got to the place of Besisara. There are several paths from here: the main one, it is laid in the most passable places and several alternative ones, winding through more remote villages. On the main one you can walk with children, in fact, like in a park, only a little longer.

The main paths are marked along the entire route. It is very difficult to get lost. For yourself, you can take a free map at the tourist center and indulge in a compass or navigator along the way. You can teach children how to use it. You take a compass on your hikes, don’t you? After all, you take it! Suddenly the end of the world, and you do not even know how to use a compass!

I went with a budget option and carried almost all the food on myself. I also had a gasoline burner with me. Gas is much more convenient, but in places where it is difficult to find gas cylinders, an irreplaceable thing! Gasoline can be found even in Africa, even in the Amazon jungle, where there is technology.

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Water from streams. From any will not work, there are special columns and “wells” in the villages. A water filter would be useful, even for boiled water. Whoever is richer can just buy bottled water, there is no problem with it anywhere.

There are several interesting bridges along the route. At first glance, they raise doubts that they can still be used, but they are quite strong. However, you should not relax on them and lose vigilance.

I got to repair the “road”. Or rather the trail. So there is no road in that place. Drawing fire!) But the detour was under the cliff, through the nettle bushes, where I also kissed the rock with my elbow. A huge backpack does not give maneuverability, but it motivates to take more pictures along the way.

During the low season, tourists will not often get in the way. But in April and November there is an anthill, pedestrian traffic jams, ladies with children and strollers, cyclists with their horses on their shoulders! But the weather is fabulous, the sun is shining, the birds are singing, the lychees do not bite, the prices are growing like mushrooms, everything we love!

During the low season, tourists will not often get in the way. But in April and November there is an anthill, pedestrian traffic jams, ladies with children and strollers, cyclists with their horses on their shoulders! But the weather is fabulous, the sun is shining, the birds are singing, the lychees do not bite, the prices are growing like mushrooms, everything we love!

There are waterfalls along the way. There are not many of them, everything is on the cards. If you are lucky with the rain, the waterfalls can be not only next to the trail, but also right on it! However, sometimes you need to move a little away from the main path, and if you do not look at the map occasionally, you can even pass them by. This is because the trail winds along the river, and the sound of flowing water is reflected from the rocks from all directions.

There is a road to Manang and often the route will follow it. The main difficulty for inexperienced white moves will be only the rise and fall of height. For those who did not go to the mountains, it often seems that you will only climb, higher and higher. This is not entirely true, you will also have to go down and not a little. It is logical that the same garbage will be on the descent from the passes. This is a good plus – different muscles work, while others have time to rest. But as soon as a long ascent or a long descent begins, unprepared young organisms can not withstand and cut off injuries even, it would seem, on a straight path.

I bought some eggs for lunch from the locals. It is easy to prepare them, and they diversify the diet a little. The first time I tried to cook rice. Never liked him, but you can have a snack on the way. The body has a much simpler attitude to habits and what to eat when you are in the fresh air and walk tens of kilometers.

The first more or less significant climb and I was very lucky with the weather! No rain or sun. After lunch and rest, I gradually gained strength and it was easy to climb. I had to turn my head well in order to have time to look at the mountains, take photos and watch so that nothing fell on my head from the rocks.

As a tent, I could get up almost anywhere with an overnight stay, but I liked the village, simply because there is a magical electric current that briefly revives all equipment on the way. Love him. I had a cheating solar panel with me that hung on my backpack all the way, but it couldn’t cover all my needs. By the way, along the route, you will not be able to charge the equipment for free everywhere, even in a rented room of the guesthouse, enterprising owners of establishments may ask for an additional shake for each occupied outlet. No less adventurous tourists carry a false cartridge with them to charge the equipment, simply by unscrewing one of the room lighting lamps.

I was accommodated on the porch of one of the houses closed during the off-season. In a stall across the street, I was assured that no one would be against me for sure and that they would even charge me with equipment. While I was preparing dinner, spectators from local children gathered around me.

They did not pretend to have dinner, but they liked my tent and they could not pass by. Funny kids! The evening can be while away chatting with locals or other pedestrian tourists.