徒步第六天 - 星夜    Day 38

Flintstones vehicle! The mountain provides all materials local villagers need to build houses and carts: rocks and wood.
A moment later, all the hay you see in this image will be on the back of the woman on the right. The hay would have covered her almost completely and all you would see is a big trunk of hay moving down the hill. Tough mountain women!
village Ghyaru @ 3610m
Electricity is scarce in the Himalayas, and is usually unavailable at night. By 7pm, the entire village was pitch-dark. I seized the opportunity to stay out and look at the stars.... it was simply breathtaking...
Annapurna II - 7937m. This is the view of our room in the little village of Ghyaru. I took this pix outside of the room.
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10月12日 Chame -> Pisang -> Ghyaru (3610m)

7:45am 出發,11:30am抵Lower Pisang,午餐一小時,3:00pm到達Ghyaru  。今天從2713米走到3610米,海拔提升達九百米,走了六個半小時,竟然不覺得太累,大腿肌肉沒有之前兩天疼,我想我的身體大概開始適應徒步所需的運動量了。

今天一路都有Annapurna雪峰相伴,昨天的雪山還只是天際的風景線,今天已經近在眼前了。轉一個山坳,這邊是Annapurna V (6937m),再轉一個山坳,那邊是Annapurna II (7937m)。 所謂目不暇給,就是這個意思了。

從Pisang去下一大站Manang有兩條路可走:上路、下路,顧名思義,上路就是海拔較高較難走的路,不過難走的路總會以好風光回報挑戰難度的人,沿上路走能完整地觀賞整片Annapurna 山脈的身軀。我們在Pisang吃中飯時,Lok 看了看天色,提議趁著天朗雲稀,多趕一程路,這就能看到好風景。於是我們辛辛苦苦地額外爬升500米,住到Ghyaru 裡一所從房間望出去就是整座Annapurna II 山體的旅館。由於上路較少徒步客經過,這個上路村莊也寧靜得很,旅館的修飾也遠沒其他大村來得體面,房子傢俱就地取材,都用木頭搭建,遠遠望去,村子幾與山坡渾成一體。我們住的房間在旅館的天台,晚上七時,整條村子已是漆黑一片,我偶然抬頭,嘩!無月無燈的夜空,星星何其多!在三千六百多米的海拔高度看上去,星星顯得又大又亮,銀河橫桓天際中央,真的就像一道橋,可惜我認不出牛郎織女二星...

看著星空,我不由得摸出竹笛來,把"Awesome God" 這支短曲反覆吹了好多遍,忽然覺得眼前有閃光,定睛看去,原來星星向我眨眼了!我的笛音,吹到天上,讓造物者聽到了吧?

"Awesome God"詞曰:
        Our God is an awesome God
        He reigns from heaven above
        with wisdom, pow'r and love
        Our God is an awesome God