Annapurna Circuit: The road to Thorung La from Muktinath?
Does anybody know where this zig-zag is leading? Is it the end of the Annapurna Circuit road? The photo is taken from the Gyu La, the pass on the track from Upper Mustang above Muktinath and Dzong (Jhong).
I remember first going to Muktinath before the road to Beni was connected. It was a small sleepy place, somehow fitting for a pilgrimage. By 2010, it was a building site. A mani wall outside the hotel was being used by day to display souvenirs for tourists.
A kilometre or two above Muktinat has numerous jeeps lying in wait for fatigued trekkers descending from the Thorung La. Already then it was possible to hire a jeep some way up the pass. Looking at this photo, something new is happening. Is a hotel being built somewhere up there, or is someone planning a route to the pass? Anybody know?
“[this]’s what I saw this summer. [The road] ends somewhat higher up, it was a lot of hassle to get over it actually, but I believe the plan is to continue to the pass. I asked people in one of those little teahouses and they said, yeah, that was the plan.”