Moonrise in Annapurna Base Camp
We have not any plan before to come that day in our life when we were in Annapurna Base Camp at full moon night to see the moonrise.
Four Italian and One French include two porters heading Annapurna Base Camp trekking starting from Kathmandu on 19th Oct 2015. 200KM took 12 hours drive from Kathmandu to Pokhara because of the hug fuel traffic. The first day treks bring us to Tikhedunga which altitude of 1575 meters within 3 hours. In your team all are physically and mentally fitness. Indra Guest house was our first night tea house. Second day, we have plan to go Ghorepani but we should need to climbed more than 3000 steps. We climbed those steps within 2 hours than crossing the Banthati, NangyaThatin continues walk to Ghorepani. In Ghorepani we slept in Hungry eye Guest house. I found that Ghorepani is going to change more because of build new concrete house. Next morning, we have planned to visit Poon Hill, one hour walk from Ghorepani so that plan to sleep early with drinks a cup of local wine.
The view from Poon Hill was magnificent, beautiful weather. Have spent few hours than return to Ghorepani for breakfast. Our itinerary bring us to Tadapani 2680m, Chhomrong 1950m, Himalaya 2900m, Machhapurchhe Base Camp 3700m and Annapurna Base Camp 4130m. We follow as our original itinerary to reach Machhapurchhe Base Camp on dated 25 Oct 2015. On 26 Oct 2015 early morning we were heading to ABC. Normally it takes 2 hours but for our team took one and half hour to reach Annapurna Base Camp. Stay in Sanctuary hotel and Lodge, took hot meals than continues walk on the feather of Himchuli and Annapurna south above 4400m. It was wonderful weather we have many pictures and enjoying the view of Annapurna ranges and Annapurna south glacier.
In the evening, everyone stay inside the dining hall in embrace table, having dinner but the light not stops come inside. It was already 6.30pm but outside was lighting. All the tourists were run outside to see Fishtail “Machhapurchhe” which was brightness. Unfortunately, it looks like sun come just head of Mt Machhapurchhe. Everyone focus the camera to take pictures. It was really hug moon came in Base Camp. It was magic brightness in Annapurna Base Camp. When after the moonrise, many stars are hurry to come with luster. It was really a kind of happened in Base Camp. All the stars looks like eye charting and moon was smoothly brilliance night. That days was full moon night where we were in Base Camp.
BY Suman Neupane