Mani Wall at Chame
DCP_0880.JPG 2001/11/08 12:20 6.3mm f5.6 1/360s
This mani wall is at the east end of Chame. In the distance, somewhere in the clouds, is Gangapurna Himal (7454m). Mani walls are taken so that they are on your right - the 'clean' side. Inside the wall is a long row of prayer wheels that Buddhists (and more often trekkers) can spin to say their prayers for them. Sure beats any language problems! If I remember correctly, they are usually in Tibetan script, which is different from Nepali, but still incomprehensible to us.
The notice on the right advises that the prices in the lodges are set be committee. In fact they are set like this throughout the whole of the ACAP (Annapurna Conservation Area Project) region. There is a request : 'please do not bargain'. We didn't need to. A room for three usually only cost £1 per night and we could each have a good meal for about £2.