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Mark Moxon's Travel Writing

Nepal: Annapurna Circuit: Stage 2

Receiving puja in Muktinath
Receiving puja in Muktinath

The western side of the Circuit is a completely different experience to the east. The track leading down from the pass, the Jomsom Trek, has high quality hotels, comparatively incredible food, a warm climate and fairly easy downhill walking. It feels a bit like arriving in paradise; I'd trekked the eastern path and I'd struggled over the pass, and when I hit the other side I reverted to character. I didn't so much walk the Jomson Trek as travel it.

The Himalayan town of Tharkot
The Himalayan town of Tharkot perches on the edge of the most precarious-looking ridge you've ever seen
Children of Kagbeni
The cute kids of Kagbeni


Kalopani is a beautiful place to be spent for short trek. This place is popularly known for spectacular Sunset view over Mt. Annapurna I & Nilgiri. You can enjoy with the changing colour of the Himalay's. From here you can make 2.5 hours. Titi lake for splendid view of Mt. Dhaulagiri. For the peasant lovers you can visit the Dhungang Area. Kalopani Jungle has lost of wild life. For resting a day, you can visit the Bhudurtsho lake wich can cost 5 hours. From here you can organize Dhaulagiri Ice fall trek as well Dhaulagiri & Annapurna Base Camp. For more detail please contact the management.

Thank you!

I've left the grammar and spelling alone, as one should when transcribing such eloquent literature.

A fertile river valley near Kagbeni
A fertile river valley near Kagbeni