We are enjoying the two night acclimatization stay in Manang. To aid the process it is recommended that trekkers hike as high as possible on the acclimatization day. Matthew and I chose an ambitious outing: an 1100 metre climb to the “Ice Lake” above Manang. It was clear this morning, offering amazing views of two of the Annapurna peaks, among others. However, by the time we reached the lake, clouds had moved in, the wind had risen, and the day had turned wintry. We actually jogged portions of the trail on the way down to escape the less pleasant conditions.