An early start today, 6am, to watch the sun rise over Manaslu. It was well worth the effort though, the sun rays stream off the top of the mountain, making quite the light show.
After the sun had risen, and we’d had yet another amazing breakfast, Tibetan bread again for me, this time with jam, and porridge for Nicki, we set off towards Chame along the side of the river. The path leads through relatively dense forest along a dusty track with off roaders and motorbikes passing every few minutes.
After a fairly short time, the path leads upwards towards Chame and our bed for the night.
Chame is a relatively large village with a bakery that sells muffins, chocolate gateau and donuts. They also sell freshly ground coffees, which taste amazing.
Our teahouse for the night had a lovely courtyard and good facilities. Many of our group took the opportunity to wash their clothes in the outdoor washing area and hang them up on the washing lines outside the rooms.
Dinner consisted of the usual suspects, fried noodles or Dahl Bhat. All meals were cooked well, but arrived very slowly.
In the afternoon, Raj took us up the side of the mountain nearby, to a local stupa (a type of Buddhist shrine) and a wonderful view of the local area. On the way we witnessed the devastating aftermath of a flood from the year before, where the river had burst its banks and destroyed a great deal of the town.