17 March, 2010 -Trek to Ghorepani

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The 50+ Group on the way of Ghorepani

Wednesday, 17th of March, 2010 -Trekking to Ghorepani

After a Porridge breakfast at Mira Hotel in Ulleri, we started a third day trekking.  Today, the mantra is “Sakta Sakta” (slowly slowly in Swedish).


It was a sunny morning and not too warm.   Also, it was perfect day to walk under the trees .  The road was easy and definitely suitable for the 50+ Adventure Nepal Tour groups (all the members from Sweden are above 50 years old).
On the way to Ghorepani
We did trekking inside Annapurna Area Conservation Project and all the way we had beautiful view of Rhododendron, Magnolia, and Orchid.  We walked the same way as all goods have to go that has to be transported up to the villages (by man or donkey).
Bird on the Rhododendron
Along the trekking route there are lots small lodges and shops which makes it easy to purchase something to drink or eat. We stopped for a lodge at Nangethanti where we had an excellent lunch including Pun bread, a local specialty.
As the days before our trekking was documented by Pradhumna Mishra, a professional photographer and camera man. He has to catch different views meaning has a to run back and forth all the time, to get the right angle.
In the 50+ team, there are three medical nurses. We passed the Medical Post of Ghorepani. There they got the opportunity to have a look inside, and meet the local nurse.

Then we climbed up to Hill Top hotel at Ghorepani, at an altitude of 2900. By going slowly, drinking lots of tea as n advice from our trekking leaders no one has experience any symptom of high altitude sickness.

Tomorrow we will see sunrise at Poon Hill.
Ghorepani Village
Pia Tingbäck Fredholm Pia comes from Goteborg of Sweden. She did a similar trekking in 2002 together with her oldest daughter, Karin who was in Nepal supporting the establishing of the Watabaran School in Kathmandu.
Michael, is a dock worker from Goteborg.  It is his first time trip to Nepal

Michael Rasper

Pictures from on the way to Ghorepani