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Nepal, Annapurna Circuit: where everything is inviting you to grow (part 3 of 3)

Manang - Yak Kharka - Thorong Phedi - Thorong La pass - Muktinath - Jomsom Final battles with cold and height  Day 9, 4050m, Yak Kharka & Day 10, 4450m, Thorong Phedi. I am deadly exhausted from the height and the cold. Unlike the days before, 4 hours of walking those days leave me completely smashed. Another endless day sitting in the cold dining hall of the lodge. Paradoxically, these are some of my most enjoyable days. Everyone is in the same boat and I meet friends in every lodge now - at some point one starts coming across the same trekkers in every village. My path crosses with new friends above 4000m, too  - Magnus and Mischa from Germany (and some Himalayan dogs), who would also be around after the end of the circuit in Pokhara and Kathmandu, as there is nothing like sharing a moment with someone who has gone through the same craziness you have. It is so liberating to have nothing to do, you are free to give your full attention to the people around you. I prom