We continued our descending traverse towards the Miristi Khola and stopped for lunch of bread and yak cheese. From there it was steeply down, down, down, sometimes falling down, and then down some more until my knees hurt. We finally reached the Miristi Khola (3600m) at 14:30. What seemed such a peaceful stream from up high turned out to be a torrent. Our campsite and the route to Annapurna North Base Camp, alas, were on the other side.