Nepal 2 of 4
As we continued further to Manang at 3520m, we stopped for some acclimatization. As part of this process, we went up as part of a day trip from 3520m to the ice lakes at 4650m. That was an extremely exhausting day but it was the check to see if we could handle the altitude and rapid height gain that we would need to cope with during our pass attempt.
Valleys along the way
Almost arriving at Manang
Manang. A pretty little town where we would enjoy our last shower. Not hot water after 3500m.
Early in the morning we left Manang for the trip to the ice lake
It lurked forbiddingly in the distance. After a laborious climb of several hours we made the top
To see a little shrine to celebrate the way
While sight seeing around the frozen lakes. After this we went back to Manang and spent the next day recovering from our ordeal
As the next day was to push onwards to high camp. After another grueling day (the lack of oxygen was starting to show) we reached high camp
This is high camp. 4880m and the last stop before our 3am accent the next day. The night was bitterly cold as we slept in all our clothes, in a tin box room in -15 degrees weather. Welcome to the mountain indeed
The night accent does not have any pictures, as I couldn’t really feel my fingers and I was trying not to get blown off by the wind.
Falling off would mean a long way down. So we continued to trudge upwards to the pass
So this is how 4 hours after our start, at 7:30am, we reached Thorang-la pass. 5416m. Congratulations for the success indeed!