April 29, 2014
IMG guide Jenni Pfafman reports that the Annapurna trekkers reached Chomrong today, a beautiful little Gurung village perched high above the Modi Khola river valley. The “trail” that they are following is comprised of tens of thousands of stone steps, which have been installed over the centuries by the local people to facilitate travel. From Chomrong the team gets a great view of Annapurna South, Hiunchuli, and Machapuchare (the “Fishtail”). Machapuchare is a sacred peak in Nepal, and it has been climbed only once in 1957 by the British via the north ridge to within a few meters of the summit. Since then, it has been off limits to climbers.