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Descending Into The Terraced Rice Paddies of Bahundanda
Nepal

Bahundanda at 1310m is a small village built alonside a heavily terraced hillside on the Annapurna Circuit. Overlooking the Marsayangdi River Valley it is the fisrt strategic outpost on the Circuit that allows hikkers a glimpse of what to expect in the upcoming days - essentially an uphill strugggle all the way until the 5416m Thorung La Pass - and more depressing is the fact that I had carried more than necessay for the trek - a back-breaking 20 kg load. Here the view is taken shortly after leaving the village square - right in front is the Marsayangdi river and the trail follows largely of its course for the first half of the circuit.

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