The third day we woke up early morning and left for Sarangkot to see the beautiful sunrise and landscapes of Annapurna ranges. Post a delicious breakfast of momos at Sarangkot, we headed to Dhampus via Phedi for a short trek to the Australian Base Camp. Afterwards, we preferred living in cozy tents over the comfy hotels because the feeling of camping, bonfire, barbeque and music is just beyond magical!! Specially spotting the snow covered Annapurna Himalayas during the sunrise and sunset was mesmerizing!
The sunrise at Sarangkot is definitely a highlight of the trip and makes this absolutely effing worth it. A short trek up the peaks and get ready to witness the snow clad glimpse of the heavens that’ll arrest and captivate your senses. Head for an early morning sunrise or an evening sunset if you want to say hello to the Annapurna Range, only to come back and scale all of it.
We began walking in the lovely jungle trail inside the Annapurna Conservation Area and weather was supporting us by not becoming hot but the chances of rain was also being increased at the same time. Stone paved trail was covered with the fallen petals of Rhododendron making it the beautiful flower carpet and we were gradually gaining the altitude. After crossing few tea houses in Pothana the trail was steep until Deurali. We met different trekking groups on the trail and their typical 'Namaste' with smiling faces felt nice.The cloud covered the nearby hills and it started raining heavily; the temperature fell down too. We covered ourselves with raincoats and continued our journey towards Landruk in downhill path; we continued to get down and down until we reached a flat and motor able road. It was raining - sometimes heavy and sometimes light. During the heavy rain we stopped in the roadside tea shop in Tolkha to have tea and some biscuits. The relatively easy journey began again as the rain subsided.We were walking on the muddy way in light rain; a jeep going to Landruk reached us, which was carrying the day to day stuffs. As the rain was annoying us, we decided to jump on it to reach Landruk little earlier. As we reached the small yet beautiful village, we went to New Peaceful Guest House, asked for the room, kept our bags and went to roam around the village.