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Annapurna Circuit: From Thorung La Pass to the Trail's End

Follow editor Shannon Davis and his wife Emily as they trek the second half of the legendary Annapurna Circuit for their honeymoon.

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17,769-foot Thorung La, the highest point on the Annapurna Circuit.

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We descended more than 5,000 feet to Ranipauwa and the temple complex of Muktinath.

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108 fountains line the temple grounds at Muktinath, which is sacred to both Hindus and Buddhists.

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Sadhus, devout hindus, gather around a little fire near the temples. They’d walked here, barefoot.

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Some pilgrims stopping for lunch on their way to Muktinath.

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YacDonald’s restaurant in Kagbheni. You feeling it?

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Long trains of donkeys transport good from village to village.

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Laundry day in Tatopani, a few days before we finished the circuit.

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This photo continues to bring me much joy.

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Near Kalopani we got stopped at a communist outpost where they asked us for a “donation.”

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Catching the sunrise view at 10,475-foot Poon Hill is an Annapurna Circuit tradition.