Moving time  2 hours 11 minutes

Time  5 hours 34 minutes

Coordinates 1853

Uploaded April 18, 2018

Recorded April 2018

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near Marpha, Western Region (Nepal)

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Twelfth stage of our journey to give the Vuelta a los Annapurnas, undoubtedly one of the most beautiful both for the landscape and for the beautiful villages that we travel and for their solitude. It seems incredible that these stages after Jomson and Marpha are so lonely and do not run almost any walk, when they are really the most spectacular trekking.
We left Marpha retracing the last section we had walked the previous day, just about 500m of track (they will be the only all day, the rest on beautiful roads) until you reach the bridge that crosses the Kali Gandaki and go to the left margin of said river, which we will not abandon today. We did not go through the interior of the Tibetan refugee village of Chairo and instead we entered a beautiful path through the forest. Everything is perfectly marked as GR so there is no possible loss. We are getting closer to Chimrong and the landscape is more and more idyllic (it seems impossible for me to improve any more), crossing just before reaching the village a good extension of apple orchards. The village can not be more beautiful, undoubtedly one of the most authentic of the trek and without any tourist more than us, they are all in the villages next to the track on the other side of Kali Gandaki. There is a short stretch of track downhill to leave the town but then we take a path to the left. Then we went through a military camp. We pass through the small village of Chocopani to continue along a path that gains a little height and offers incredible views of the immense channel of the Kali Gandaki and some more lateral, facing the spectacular town of Tukuche (a pity that is so complicated to be able to cross to this one).
We continue discovering new villages and discovering incredible roads that seem impossible, a true delight for the walkers of this kind of magical and solitary landscapes. The last stretch before Koketanhi is even more spectacular because of the abundance of interesting trees (in my life I had seen a spectacular tejeda). The little village that I have chosen to sleep is the most lonely of the trekking, but the next day I had the intention of going up to the "Dhaulagiri Icefall", a pity that the weather would bother us, but that's it another story
As soon as we get to Koketanhi we get a good shower. We escaped by the hair!
Waypoint

Marpha

Bridge

Precioso puente antes de Chairo

Intersection

Chairo. G a derecha

Intersection

G a izquierda. Camino precioso.

fountain

Idílico

Photo

Foto

Tree

Manzanal

Waypoint

Molino tradicional a la entrada de Chimrong

Waypoint

Precioso pueblo de Chimrong

Tree

Pedazo de ciprés

Intersection

G a izquierda

Intersection

Vuelta a camino principal

Intersection

Dejamos puente a derecha. G a izquierda

Waypoint

Campamento militar

River

Megacauce

Waypoint

Aldeita de Chocopani

Intersection

G a izquierda

panorama

Camino volado espectacular. Vistas a Tukuche. Inicio subida. GPS mal

Waypoint

GPS mal. Graba muy por debajo de donde sube el camino

Photo

Panorámica del Kali Gandaki

Photo

Panorámica del Kali Gandaki

Waypoint

Sauru

Waypoint

GPS mal. Senda volada alucinante sobre Kali Gandaki

Waypoint

Senda volada sobre Kali Gandaki

Tree

Zona de frutales

Waypoint

Sirkung

Intersection

Atajo. Es más bonito ir por el camino principal, pero llevamos algo de prisa porque amenaza tormenta.

Photo

Atajo

Bridge

Puentecito

Intersection

Vuelta a camino principal

Tree

Caducos

Tree

Tejeda

panorama

Kali Gandaki

Tree

Y sigue la tejeda. Cientos y cientos de tejos!

Intersection

Dejamos puente a derecha

Waypoint

Kokethanti

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