Today was a relatively easy day, after a late start, we were only on the trail for a couple hours hiking up to MBC. We got here around noon and decided to stay here instead of heading to Annapurna Base Camp (ABC)- we wanted to take it easy to help prevent Craig from getting altitude sick.
We finished lunch around 1 and enjoyed the sun a bit, then the clouds came in and it got cold again real quick, we went for a little hike about 20 min up the ABC trail, then got some water and it started to hail, which sent us into our room to read in our sleeping bags, we all lasted about 30 min then went to sleep ’til Arjun woke us up around 4 for our dinner order.
We went into the lodge and played cards with Ram and Santos, they taught us a Nepali card game called DomBu. Playing the game made it not too cold, because we weren’t thinking about it. It was about 25 degrees out? Brr!
Just before dinner, the lodge host told us to all come out and watch the sun setting over the mountain, it was worth coming outside for! Especially since when we went inside, they turned on a heater under the table if every guest pitched in 100 rupees. We were in! The heater turned out to be a cooking stove, oh well.. It was super warm!
Off to bed- tomorrow were leaving at 4am to hike to ABC.