The way to Base Camp
The path from Yak Kharka (4035 m asl) rises only slowly through Thorong Khola valley up to the base camp in Thorong Phedi (4538 m asl) (sometimes written as Thorung Phedi). Among treks around the Annapurnas this one belongs to the shortest ones. In Thorong Phedi, from where every day early in the morning tourists set off to conquer Thorong La Pass, the highest point of the trek, is plenty of time to have a rest or an acclimatization trip up to High Camp.
The path from Yak Kharka
The path from Yak Kharka is gradually rising.
Snowy peaks of Annapurna III and Gangapu
Very nice views are back through Thorong Khola valley.
Carriers on the way to Thorong Phedi
You pass across the bridge to the right bank of Thorong Khola on 2/3 of the way to Thorong Phedi. The old path on the left bank is pulled down by a landslide. Even the new path is also threatened by landslides.
Close to Thorong Phedi
The final stage before Thorong Phedi – a place where you need to be careful about landslides.
Carrier just before Thorong Phedi
The final stage of the ascent, very close to Thorong Phedi, leads already on the flat land through the constricted valley.
Chortens in Thorong Phedi.
Lodges in Thorong Phedi. If you do not want just to relax, you can go for a half-day trip to the High Camp and back /see the following photoreport/. But remember that you will have to ascend the same way once more during the ascent to the Thorong La Pass.
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