Continue to follow the Kali Gandaki Valley; overnight in Larjung (2550M), today we follow the Kali Gandaki Valley, a major trade route. We are now in the deepest gorge in the world - to the east Annapurna I rise to 8091M, to the West the peak of Dhaulagiri at 8167M soars above us. Leaving the dry, barren landscapes, we walk through pine, cypress, and juniper forest, sometimes on the valley floor and other times on a trail high above. From Marpha we cross back over the Kali Gandaki to avoid the road. Walking through fir and pine forests, we continue onto Chokhepani. In October and November, we must cross the large suspension bridge just before Chokhepani to Tukuche for lunch.
From December to May, we can continue to a small wooden bridge which takes us directly into Tukuche. Apple and apricot orchards surround the village, and the fruits brandy is famous throughout the area. After having lunch, we will a short walk to Larjung. In October/November, we will stay on the same side of the river. In December to May, we cross the river and follow a trail through Sauru village onto Larjung (2,550M). We stay tonight in a simple lodge. It is worth walking up towards Thasang this evening to see the sunset on Niligiri for overnight at the teahouse.