Annapurna Region: Annapurna Circuit from High to Low

After reaching Thorung La, the trail descends for several days until it reaches Ghorepani. From there I treked over to the Annapurna Base Camp trek.

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The descent from Thorung La was relentless. The valley draws closer. Notice the green areas.
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The long descent from Thorung La to Kagbeni continues, with just a hint of early fall color.
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Terracing can make anything green, or so it seems. Note the especially unnaturally green area in the center.
Adieu to the arid land with green breakouts!  The Kali Gandaki beckons.
Adieu to the arid land with green breakouts! The Kali Gandaki beckons.
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This scene seems to have as many colors as the rainbow except that these are all brown and gray
The colors of this area remind me of those in Death Valley, half a globe away.
The colors of this area remind me of those in Death Valley, half a globe away.
A nice view of Kagbeni.  Why do I like it?
A nice view of Kagbeni. Why do I like it?
Dust is the inevitable result of powerful winds blowing over a sandy surface
Dust is the inevitable result of powerful winds blowing over a sandy surface
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The Rupse Chhahara waterfall was, indeed, beautiful, but it was difficult to photograph because no one viewpoint would allow me to see it in its entirety. Here get a good view of the middle but miss the top and bottom.
This is Nepal?  Sure, why not?
This too is Nepal? Sure, why not?