BIKEPACKING THE ANNAPURNA CIRCUIT:::::::::::::: Pt 10, Yak Kharka to Thorong Base Camp

We were now on the penultimate section before the final climb to Thorong pass. From Yak Kharka, it was another short, but tough, ride. I am very sure I pushed more than I rode; it was hard going at that altitude. It was getting visibly colder too. Ice was beginning to form on parts of the trail. Continue reading

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BIKEPACKING THE ANNAPURNA CIRCUIT:::::::::::: Pt 9, Manang to Yak Kharka

From Manang onwards, progress is strictly on the hiking path. Everyone — hikers, bikers, porters and pack-donkeys, all have to share the same narrow trail all the way to Thorong La and all the way down to Muktinath on the other side. Continue reading