First day of our trek in the Annapurna Conservation Area towards Poon Hill. 75 minute drive from Pokhara to Naya Pul (1,000m), and then 4.5 hours of hiking to Tikhedhunga (1,500m), where we stayed at the Laxmi Guesthouse.
65L backpack to be carried by our porter.
Annapurna IV (7,525m/24,688ft) on L and Annapurna II (7,937m/26,040ft) in center. From roof of our hotel.
Annapurna II on right is 16th tallest peak in the world.
The ridge to the east of Annapurna II.
Panorama from the roof of Hotel Dream.
Naya Pul (New Bridge), 75 min from Pokhara.
Altitude around 1,000m.
Gang of 5, starting at 10am.
Aren't we supposed to be going up?
Shops for last minute supplies in Naya Pul.
Getting our TIMS stamped and recorded.
Crossing the Modi Khola at Birethanti.
Heavy monsoon all summer means some serious flow.
Annapurna Conservation Area Project checkpoint behind the bridge.
We would turn left and follow the smaller Bhurungdi Khola River.
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