As a warm up to our Langtang trek, Airey and I decided to do the “shortest” and “easiest” trek nearby to us - the 5 day Poon Hill circuit. 2 solid days of going up stone steps led us to Gorehpani where we would rest up and summit Poon Hill the following morning. We awoke at 4 with our trekking partner Tom and 2 ozzies we had met at the teahouse the night before.
The view at sunrise was non existent as our height of over 3100m meant we were in the clouds - and what felt like a blizzard with the wind. We still had to get back round the circuit and thankfully the next two days gave us some views, albeit either on the middle of the night thanks to a full moon or first thing in the morning before the clouds rolled in.
Some of the highlights for me were the mental guy who had been locked in a barn for over 6 years and would stare out at trekkers shouting what I hope were obscenities at us, the Russian guy who had a hissy fit and demanded to be taken to the nearest road on a donkey - even though he would have been quicker walking and saved himself $300 - “Am I buying zee donkski?”
Next stop Langtang with hopefully a few less clouds.