A peak moments from the Annapurna Circuit trek
The mountains are humming with their solemn silence. It’s the silence present at the end of a good poem when the peak of the words capability is reached, and the words are subsiding into their most refined, formless form of silence. The presence of the mountains is that silence. Their appearance is an ancient scream. I was screaming on the inside many, many times when I looked at them and listened…
There is something truly magnificent in the presence of the tibetan people I’ve met so far. This old lady is not an exception. It’s their humbleness and in that humbleness – an inborn dignity.
Below you can see this scenery on fast forward – 30 minutes compacted to 20 seconds.
Within just a few moments – a weather shift. I felt lucky to experience at least a little tiny demonstration of the fierceness of the winds dancing between those giants. Coming back to my spartan (but cozy!) little room, I needed to bend my knees closer to the ground and latch on to it, as my body was about to dance with the winds as well.
And once again, after the dark clouds – navy blue skies. I’ve used a lens filter to darken even more the sky with a dark gradient, but even without it – the air on this elevation is thin enought to make the atmosphere more transparent to the black void of the cosmos.
Himalayan Griffon. One of the biggest vulture on the planet.
It was one of those crispy cool mornings flavored with the scents of autumn wind. I was grateful beyond measure for a moment somewhere in the middle of nowhere, just for my aloneness, just for silence that listens to itself.
A space opened it’s courtine to show the Annapurna range in all of it’s glory.
And wider panorama:
The altitide is now above 4000m. Spirit is lifted up, while each step starts to gain some weight.
Himalayan Blue Sheeps. I was amazed by how close I could come to them without making them afraid of my presence. There’s not so much more life in this area besides them, the strongest weeds, and the birds.
Mighty Gangapurna and lone rider:
Time to grab some milk tea and something real to eat and settle in for some chill out. Tomorrow we will be coming closer to the Thorong La Pass