We decided to leave early as we were worried there will be no accommodations available in high camp. High camp is the highest and closest camping place to Throng La pass. If you want the hardest day of the trek the be as easy as possible, try spend the night before crossing the pass at High camp.
High Camp has a accommodations for 110 persons, whoever reaches too late gets to sleep in the dining room. nobody get to be thrown out, don't worry
Eventually instead of leaving at 7AM we left at 8:30AM. We knew we have something like 2.5-3 hour of walking till Throng Phedi (That's the place to stay for the night before High Camp). Throng Phedi means, under the mountain or hill, which is of course under Throng La pass area, the highest place around.
We reached Throng Phedi at 9:50AM. This was a good start for the day…Walking there includes some uphill walking but a lot of it is also straight surface.
Throng Phedi was discovered to be a VERY nice place. We stopped there to get used to the height of 4450 meters.
At 10:30 we decided to go on. We understood that the hardest climb of the trek is just beyond us. The Climb is one hour long it's slow hard to breath walk. Some people that want to acclimatize thmeselves get to Throng Phedi climb to high camp and then walk back down to Throng Phedi. Then next day they climb this again. we acclematized ourselves enough in Mananag and along the way, we stayed extra nights at some places and climbed a little every day.
Entering into high camp we found there are 2 camp sites. The 1st buildings you'll see on your left are the old buildings. don't waste your energy that you don't have anyway to walk around there. Keep walking up a little more to the buildings on the left. This is the new camp.
At High Camp we took 2 rooms. it really didn't seem the acoomodation there were too crowded.
After resting and settling out breath we decided to go for a walk around. there is a mountain right beside the camp which is 100-150 meters higher than the camp itself. There is a great view for there and it's highly recommended.
At the Time of year we were there (end of October) the whole mountain side was covered with snow. It's was great sliding on it using the plastic coats we had! Try not to slide accidentally to unknown places where only a helicopter can help getting you out of.
Since high camp is a almost the highest place around, if the sun is out there aren't any mountains disturbing it's way into the greenhouse like dinins room. It's VERY plesent and warm (as long as the sun is shining), with big glass windows watching the whole area around.
room for a night: 320 NR
Spaghetti: 190 NR
potato curry (recommended): 130 NR
Veg fried rice (recommended): 190 NR
Since high camp is an isolated place there is no meat in the menu, only veggie stuff.
also, There is light at the rooms (on some other guest houses on previous days there wasn't) and an early dinner is served at 4:30 PM.
We went to sleep very early at around 6:00 PM , because our plans were to wake up at 4AM in order to cross Throng La Pass.
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