Mardi Himal Trek - Day 1
Mardi Himal, locally known as Machupuchare, is a mountain peak commonly called "Fishtail" for it's shape. Our trek was to take us on to the shoulder of the mountain. The beginning of the trek is also part of of the Annapurna circuit. - on Day 1 we went from Pokhara to Dhampus (1620m). Dampus is home to the Gurung people.
Loading the bus
Himalayan Encounters base camp roofline
Smiles before departure
From right to left: SGK, Sara, Malaysia (AKA Melissa Dellow), Susan, Sandy, Helena, Ken
These kids were all at our first stop of the day, which was a small restaurant at the top of a torturous 5 mile long stair
Dawa escorting SGK up the mountain
Tibetan Prayer flags
SGK on top of the world!!!
Us at the summit near Dhampus
Primitive ferris wheel under construction
Rice paddies of Dhampus
Children of Dhampus