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Asia » Nepal » Annapurna » Annapurna Circuit March 2nd 2013

Hi all, We are back after 11 days of long trekking (9 actuals). It's called the Annapurna Circuit - because it evolves around the Annapurna chain of mountains which comprises of few top 10 peaks in the world. In Nepalese standards anything below 6000m is a hill, anything above deserves the right to be described as a mountain. So ladies and gentlemen in Europe – we do not have any mountains, our little French Mont Blanc would not even get noticed in this region of the world… Down to business – It was by far the hardest challenge I have ever had to face. I will briefly mention the facts: 115Kms of hard walking mostly above 3000m, a pass at 5450m, possibility of altitude sickness - you are going to think that over 9 days this ... read more
Perfect start
The valley ahead
Local habitats

Asia » Nepal » Annapurna » Annapurna Circuit February 12th 2013

Nepal, Malaysia og Thailand 2012 10/11 tog vi Sofie, Lene og jeg til Nepal for at gå en lang tur i Annapurnaregionen og her er lidt billeder. Søren... read more

Asia » Nepal » Annapurna » Annapurna Circuit January 13th 2013

Our arrival in Kathmandu was a shock to the senses! Swarms of people, cars blearing their horns with no regard to the road rules, minivan 'buses' with people squeezed in like sardines in a can and livestock wandering the busy streets. Luckily, our hostel for 2 nights was a lovely oasis from the hustle and bustle of the streets, which gave us a bit of time to acclimatise to all the noise and movement. There was a gorgeous garden and lots of balconies from which to view the craziness on the streets from a comfortable distance! After a night recovering from our sleepless flight from Europe, we braved the streets in search of some cheap trekking gear. Our 21-day Annapurna Circuit trek started in a few days and we would be climbing to an altitude of ... read more
Annapurna 2
Views like this just don't get old!
Abe is blessed by a Lama!

Asia » Nepal » Annapurna » Annapurna Circuit October 10th 2012

Hello all! So we have just returned from our 12days in the mountains and quite frankly we're pooped! We are now back in Pokhara for a few days rest but it's already only a week before we leave for Australia! I'll summarise our trek as best as possible to save reading an extensive essay.... SO, we started on the wednesday 26th sept by getting a tourist bus to Besi Sahar which is the first stop on the Annapurna circut. The "express tourist bus" failed both to be express and tourist which Resulted in Dan and Paul giving up their seats on a crammed local bus to allow some old ladies who were easily over 100 to sit down! Even though this was a pain, it was also a godsend as we met a great Deutch couple ... read more

Asia » Nepal » Annapurna » Annapurna Circuit August 3rd 2012

I completed most of the circuit in a 12-day, 200 KM trek counter-clockwise (the way most everyone goes, since the other direction would be much more difficult at the pass) trek from Besishahar (started walking in Bulbhele) to Beni. I moved at a fast pace because of limited time, and the only part of the circuit that I didn't complete is from Tatopani to Nayapul via Ghorepani / the Annapurna Sanctuary (see map). It would be better to plan for at least 14 days, especially if you go to Nayapul, but it's possible to go even faster if you are fit and have time constraints. Most recommend close to three weeks to do it properly and to see some sights off the main trail, including high-altitude lakes (like Tilicho) and religious sites. The amount of walking ... read more
Circuit Map
Rice Paddies
Waterfall on Road / Trail


Asia » Nepal » Annapurna » Annapurna Circuit June 6th 2012

Bonjour à tous, après le long courriel sur ma randonnée, voici maintenant les images qui vont avec. Profitez-en, je pense avoir été assez généreux! les prochaines images devraient venir de l'indonésie. à bientôt. Phil... read more
J1.2 Profil de rando
J1.3 Une rivière que je trouvais belle
J1.4 Moi et des cultures en terrase

Asia » Nepal » Annapurna » Annapurna Circuit June 4th 2012

Namasté! Nous voilà de retour de notre grand tour de l'Annapurna au Népal, après 17 jours de marche, totalisant environ 250 km. L'Annapurna est une région où certains sommets atteignent les 8000m. Nous l'avons fait avec un couple de québécois rencontré par hasard à notre hôtel à Kathmandu, et avec un guide Sherpa. Notre guide, Ang Kaji Sherpa, a 34 ans, 2 enfants, parle bien l'anglais, et travaille comme guide depuis environ 18 ans. Il est bouddhiste, et très pratiquant. Nous avions choisit la région de l'Annapurna plutôt que celle de L'Éverest pour la diversité des paysages et des cultures que l'on y retrouve. C'est aussi une des raisons pourquoi nous avons également opté pour avoir un guide, afin de pouvoir voir et comprendre un peu plus le Népal (et en cas de mal aigü des ... read more
Élévation de la randonnée
J1-Les petites amies de Phil
J2-en route pour Bahundanda

Asia » Nepal » Annapurna » Annapurna Circuit June 2nd 2012

So, what did I take? What worked? What didn't? What would I do differently next time? PACKING LIST (Trek Only, not the easy bits in KTM or Bangkok) Denali 65l Gear Bag Kathmandu Kassei 18l Day Pack 2 Mountain Design 1l Water Bottles Kathmandu Day Pack Water Resistant Cover Sea to Summit Trek TK III Sleeping Bag Silk Sleeping Bag Liner Kathmandu Stuff Sacks- small, med and large, 2 medium dry bags Kathmandu Dry Bag 65l Kathmandu Toilet Bag with hook Kathmandu Microfibre Pack&Go Towel XL Kathmandu Microfibre Pack&Go Towel XS Kathmandu Headtorch, 4 spare batteries Camera- Sony Cybershot 16.2 megapixel 3 camera batteries (1 authentic, 2 generic)-and 3 SD cards (16GB) IPOD Phone, charger Converter Plug Lifestraw Solar Recharger Crocs Columbia Peregrine Trail Shoes 3 pairs ankle TEVA socks 2 Pairs Kathma... read more
Gadget Stuff

Asia » Nepal » Annapurna » Annapurna Circuit May 22nd 2012

On the trek of Annapurna, we enjoy the company of Ajay Dharal, the most wonderful and funny leader of a trek you could find, “possibly/somehow”, his favourite sayings, along with my brother porters: the warrior-like soldiers of the mountains, Prakesh (aka SnoopDawg), food provider Sushel, the famous dancing machine Buddhi and, finally, the funny and easy-going Ramesh Tamang, no relation to Buddhi. Watch for the soon-to-be-added video of Buddhi dancing Nepali style! The visit to Pokhara, which is the start of the trekking leg of the tour, was mostly uneventful in itself, but still there is so much more to enjoy. We dined at Once Upon a Time more than a handful of times; it was the anchor spot to spend our down time. As well, upon getting to Pokhara, we were strongly advised (by Ahjay) ... read more
Commercial Activity in Bhaktapur
Old Nepali Man in Bhaktapur
Bhaktapur Men Relaxing

Asia » Nepal » Annapurna » Annapurna Circuit May 20th 2012

For our final adventure at the end of our year long / 12 month ‘time out’ on the road before we headed back to Sydney, we completed 3 weeks trekking in beautiful Nepal. Words to describe our 2nd trip to Nepal · Breathtaking scenery! We were there in early spring so picture flowers blooming everywhere · Beautiful! – Both the spectacular nature beauty but mainly the Nepalese people who have a beautiful nature about them. · Highly recommend to anyone to visit here! We have been twice within 12 months and will definitely be going back. Our Itinerary this trip comprised of two separate treks:- 1st trek (14 days) was to the LangTang Valley, Gosainkunda and Helambu Valley. This region i... read more
Doing the schoolwork.
Weather closing in on the Gosakunda Pass.
Sunrise @ Kyangjing Gompa

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