Today was our rest day in Muktinath, and well deserved after all our efforts over the past 12 days! Personally my body was exhausted and in pain so a good rest was what I needed. I woke up and had a lovely Rasta rock breakfast out on the balcony with all the familiar faces I knew from previous days. How could you resist this...?
We had planned to go to some temples today as Muktinath is a place of pilgrimage here in the Mustang region, but one by one as all the Trekkers packed and left for their next destination,I got lazy and sat in the blissful sun for most of the afternoon! We said our goodbyes to our friends who all set off and we promised we would see each other again soon, after all we were going the same route and here we were together again in Muktinath.I did some usual stuff on wifi (crazy to be on wifi in the Himalayas eh?), read through some trekking books and chatted with friends before the sun went down and we retreated to the open fire with a beer and some delicious food! We chatted around the fire and met some new Trekkers who al had differing stories. We spent a few hours listening to some Reggae on the sound system (this was the Bob Marley hotel after all) before making our way to bed to get a good rest before our hike to Kagbeni tmro which is apparently the only place on upper mustang you can visit without a ridiculously expensive permit. We had a few more days of the trek left until we were back in Pokhara and who knows where we would be for New Years.. Hopefully with some of our trekking friends 😀