The Mustang from Pokhara

My adventure in the Himalayas was meant to start in Pokhara, a small Nepalese town on the shores of a vast clear lake at the foot of the Annapurna massif. The surface of the lake, framed by purple water lilies, was reflecting all the surrounding mountains – which were dominated by the 22,793 feet high Machapuchare, a razor-sharp peak always covered…