A teahouse trek to catch the sunrise

Print edition : June 22, 2018

Trekkers on the trail to Annapurna Base Camp in Nepal. Photo: Sudha Mahalingam

The first rays of the sun on the Annapurna range. A glacier can be seen in front. Photo: Sudha Mahalingam

On the way to Jinu Danda, on the first day on the Annapurna Base Camp trail. Photo: Sudha Mahalingam

The climb to Chamrung. The rough-hewn stone steps leading to the village seemed never-ending. Photo: Sudha Mahalingam

A trail near Annapurna Base Camp. Photo: Sudha Mahalingam

Porters are the lifeline of trekking tourism in Nepal. Photo: Sudha Mahalingam

A porter carrying a water tank meant for tourists, near Siwai. Photo: Sudha Mahalingam

Machhapuchhre, one of the peaks of the Annapurna range. The name comes from its pointy fishtail shape. Photo: Sudha Mahalingam

Corncobs left out to dry in Chumrung village. Photo: Sudha Mahalingam

Prayer flags at the base camp. Photo: Sudha Mahalingam

Dovan, one of the villages on the trail. Like most villages, it is located in densely wooded, dark jungles. Photo: Sudha Mahalingam

A bridge on the trail. Photo: Sudha Mahalingam

In Chumrung, with Annapurna forming the backdrop. Photo: Sudha Mahalingam

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