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

The Annapurna Circuit has been known as one of the top 10 treks to do in the world! After a 6 hour bus ride to Besisahar, you start trekking beside the Marsyangdi Kola (river) through small villages and farms. New roads are being built now which has changed the nature of this trek but the views are still amazing! The elevation begins around 850 meters and continues to climb as the days go by to over 3000 and 4000 meters. The crux of the trek is a crossing of Thorung La, a 5416 meter pass that takes you from the Manang valley over to the Kali Gandaki valley. We slept, or at least tried to sleep, at 4925 meters - High Camp - at the last lodge before the pass. It was cold and crowded. The ... read more
Rice terraces
Chortan near Manang
Tare Kang 7069m

Asia » Nepal » Annapurna » Annapurna Circuit April 7th 2013

D1 – Kathmandu to Bandipur Just like on the Everest Base Camp trek my Annapurna Circuit trek started with an organisational meeting the day before. Again the majority of people in my group were Aussies – 5 out of 9, add to it an American, Chinese, German and a Pole (that would be me of course) and you get quite a mixture of nationalities and cultures. Looked like a nice bunch of people from the very beginning so was very happy with that especially that we would be stuck with each other for the next three weeks. ;) No trekking on the first day, we just hopped on a bus and set off for Bandipur. On the way we stopped for lunch at an Intrepid rafting place on Trisuli river. I was glad I did my ... read more
on the way to Chamche
lovely views around
on the way to Dharapani

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
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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
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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
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