Day 38: Ghoropani to Ghandruk
Trip Start Sep 21, 2006
228Trip End Jun 01, 2007
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After breakfast back at base, Nar suggest a short cut to take us to Ghandruk (then Pokhara a day early). Essentially this means trekking an 18-day hike in just 15. I should have been wary. Nar's short cut shaved an hour off the walking time but took us over several peaks as high as Poon Hill. My legs are like lead again but I'm eager to reach the end of the trek now.
The path stays within mossy forest, lush with ferns. We disturb a large troop of langurs.
Our destination, Ghandruk, is bathed in warm sun at 1990m, a chance for laundry and lazing on a lawn. Yet again afternoon cloud hides the Himal, but our terrace over the forested hills, in a butterfly garden, offers a fine penultimate stop.