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Himalaya

Day 50: Chomrung to Dovan

Chomrung, Nepal 
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The double whammy. Altitude and a sudden sharp sore throat begin to compromise my appreciation of the beauties of the Annapurna Trail.
Michael Palin - HimalayaThe Sherpas set up camp. We've had a long, hard day's walk and only about 1000 feet (300 m) to show for it.

Basil is in a bad way. He doesn't like trekking 'the longest walk I do is from the bar to the table' and seems to have been cursed with a cold and a knife-like sore throat.

The talk at supper is not uplifting, turning mainly around the choice of our next camping spot, bearing in mind the risk of avalanche further up the mountain.

As we sit at the table after supper, Wongchu, unbidden, comes round and massages shoulders, arms, heads. A good massage too. He has fingers like steel.

'Sleep well, now,' he assures me.

How wrong he was.
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PALIN'S GUIDES

  • Series: Himalaya
  • Chapter: Day 50: Chomrung to Dovan
  • Country/sea: Nepal
  • Place: Dovan
  • Book page no: 114

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