Travel Blogs from Annapurna Region, Nepal

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*Days 11-18:  Poon Hill/Ghorepani Circuit Trek!, Annapurna Region, Nepal travel blog

*Days 11-18: Poon Hill/Ghorepani Circuit Trek!

A travel blog entry by sirrocko711

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... through the forests just below the peaks with an option to extend the trek four days if I wasn't too tired, possibly reaching Annapurna Base Camp. The trail along those extra four days would cut straight into the mountain range's heart and across a ...

Watch out Annapurna. Here come the Block sisters!, Annapurna Region, Nepal travel blog

Watch out Annapurna. Here come the Block sisters!

A travel blog entry by bodaciousblocks

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... a quick lunch C and I took our books to a stumpa on the top of a hill and watched the sun sink into the mighyt Annapurna sisters. Sweet dreams. Day 7: Big climb to Ledar. As we weaved up the high trail, the mountains got closer and closer. Each turn was ...

Eastern half of the Annapurna Circuit done., Annapurna Region, Nepal travel blog

Eastern half of the Annapurna Circuit done.

A travel blog entry by richierich33

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Day 1 Left Besi Saha (800m) on the eastern side at 7:30am on 31 March and walked pretty much non-stop until Jagat (1330m) at 4:30pm.  Stayed at the Hotel Mont Blanc which was okay but the area wasn't anything like the French Alps!  Also the ...

Trekking Day 9, Landruk - Pothana, Annapurna Region, Nepal travel blog

Trekking Day 9, Landruk - Pothana

A travel blog entry by travelwithtiff

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... again. The teahouse was nice and inviting and had a large grassy garden in the back with panoramic views of Lake Phewa and the Annapurna range. Since our treks had become somewhat easy over the last couple of days we all felt a little bloated as we were ...

Trekking Day 7, Sinuwa - Jhinu, Annapurna Region, Nepal travel blog

Trekking Day 7, Sinuwa - Jhinu

A travel blog entry by travelwithtiff

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I woke up day 7 of trekking with a terrible feeling in my stomach again but this time it was hunger pain. I swear I could have eaten the whole menu this morning, the hardest thing was deciding what to order....hash browns, porridge, omelets, ...

Trekking Day 2, Hille - Ghorepani, Annapurna Region, Nepal travel blog

Trekking Day 2, Hille - Ghorepani

A travel blog entry by travelwithtiff

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Throw out anything I said about the Annapurna trek being easy because today I got my first glimpse of what the difficulty of a Himalayan trail is really like. The morning started off by waking up at 5:45 am to try to catch the sunrise. Actually the sun ...

Trekking Day 4, Chomrong - Dovan, Annapurna Region, Nepal travel blog

Trekking Day 4, Chomrong - Dovan

A travel blog entry by travelwithtiff

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... I wanted to do was step out into the cold morning air but I put on my beanie and gloves and headed outside. And there she was. Annapurna 1 in all her glory. The sun has just risen, casting a gold glow on it's tips. It may not have been the warm sunny ...

Trekking Day 5, Dovan - Machhapuchhre Base Camp, Annapurna Region, Nepal travel blog

Trekking Day 5, Dovan - Machhapuchhre Base Camp

A travel blog entry by travelwithtiff

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According to the health clinics flyer for altitude sickness "mild symptoms include headache, nausea, dizziness, loss of appetite and fatigue." As I read this I could feel a headache coming on. I couldn't tell if I just thought I had some of the symptoms ...

Trekking Day 6, Machhapuchhre Base Camp - Sinuwa, Annapurna Region, Nepal travel blog

Trekking Day 6, Machhapuchhre Base Camp - Sinuwa

A travel blog entry by travelwithtiff

... altitude sickness. While I made my way down the mountain with Kami, one of our porters, the rest of the group trekked on to Annapurna Base Camp, the final destination of the trek. As I made my way down, a feeling of disappointment and shame came over me. ...

Sep 12, 2012, Annapurna Region, Nepal travel blog

Sep 12, 2012

A travel blog entry by traveller23

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Trekking Day 3, Ghorepani - Chomrong, Annapurna Region, Nepal travel blog

Trekking Day 3, Ghorepani - Chomrong

A travel blog entry by travelwithtiff

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... beautiful places in the world. After Poon Hill we had a nice breakfast (scrambled eggs and cornbread) outside with a mountain view of Annapurna. We left camp at 8:30am and hiked for about 2 hours before taking our first break. The first two hours were ...

Annapurna Base Camp Trek, Annapurna Region, Nepal travel blog

Annapurna Base Camp Trek

A travel blog entry by devcgw1

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The Annapurna Base Camp (ABC) trek was to be the main event of my Nepal trip.  I was looking forward to the trek, not knowing what to expect or how difficult the trek would be.  In the end, my guide and I ascended too quickly and came down with ...

Amazing Annapurna, Annapurna Region, Nepal travel blog

Amazing Annapurna

A travel blog entry by sashadasha

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... were witnessing the sun rise on Poonhill, beautiful landscapes, and snow-capped peaks of three different mountain ranges Annapurna, including Mount Fishtail (a.k.a Machhapuchhre in Nepali).We loved learning about Nepali culture, visiting the villages and ...

Dec 24, 2009, Annapurna Region, Nepal travel blog

Dec 24, 2009

A travel blog entry by jon_lyall

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Annapurna Circuit Trek, 11 days, 200 km, 5416 m !!, Annapurna Region, Nepal travel blog

Annapurna Circuit Trek, 11 days, 200 km, 5416 m !!

A travel blog entry by benandsabine

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Easily the best hike of our lives so far. Starting in tropical forests interspersed with lush green rice terraces we hiked up through the changing landscape into Alpine scenery. We´d often set off at 04:30 in the mornings, switch the old head torches on ...

Pokhara and Annapurna Sanctuary Trek, Pokhara and Annapurna region, Nepal travel blog

Pokhara and Annapurna Sanctuary Trek

A travel blog entry by tsargood

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... starts to rain and we retire to the dining hall for yet another dose of kerosene comfort. Day 5 : Derauli  (3200m)  - Annapurna Base Camp (4130m) This is the big day. We wake up before sunrise to see the moon lighting the huge ridge ...

Western side of the Annapurna Circuit completed., Annapurna Region, Nepal travel blog

Western side of the Annapurna Circuit completed.

A travel blog entry by richierich33

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... though i already had one from the Everest trek.  This is in addition to the 2000 rupees i'd already paid for the Annapurna trekking permit i got in Kathmandu.  No other checkpost the whole way round the Annapurna Circuit had had a problem with ...

P1: 2 weeks, 210km, -25 degrees, 36 chocolate bars, Annapurna Region, Nepal travel blog

P1: 2 weeks, 210km, -25 degrees, 36 chocolate bars

A travel blog entry by indiaelective

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... and the snow. For the first time we touched on the issue of the Thorung La pass. This is the climax of the Annapurna trek: a mountain pass at 5416 meters, often blocked in the winter by snow in which case, you simply have to turn and descend ...

Intrepid trek to Annapurna Basecamp, Annapurna Region, Nepal travel blog

Intrepid trek to Annapurna Basecamp

A travel blog entry by giulianat

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This entry is VERY overdue. But I've decided to tell the story through the pictures. So have a ...

Trekking in the Annapurna Mountains, Annapurna Region, Nepal travel blog

Trekking in the Annapurna Mountains

A travel blog entry by bennyandmax

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We spent 19 days hiking in the Annapurna region around the Annapurna Circuit and up/back to Annapurna Base Camp (ABC).  We were rewarded with amazing views early in the mornings and since we were trekking in the off season, we had the tea houses to ...

4 Day Annapurna Trek, Annapurna Region, Nepal travel blog

4 Day Annapurna Trek

A travel blog entry by squawks_m

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... 11/4 hrs + 8.5 hours We left at 4:20am when it was still dark ready to watch the sun-rise from Poon Hill over the Annapurna mountain range. It seemed quite cloudy and Bakti wasnt sure how good visibility would be. It took 45 minutes and was a pretty steep ...

Day 13, Annapurna Region, Nepal travel blog

Day 13

A travel blog entry by jessievilla

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... of it don't half look like the Brecon Beacons though. Maybe I'm just delerious. My God, this had better be worth it. Finally reach Annapurna Base Camp - woo hoo! Am assured that tomorrow will be clear and the view will be awesome - it had better be, or i ...

Annapurna Sanctuary - white peaks & starry nights, Annapurna Region, Nepal travel blog

Annapurna Sanctuary - white peaks & starry nights

A travel blog entry by missguttridge

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... on Earth. There are only 14 mountains in the world that are over 8000m and Nepal is home to 8 of these. I decided that for my first trek I would go to the base camp of Annapurna, the tenth highest mountain in the world and the most dangerous to ...

Trekking Day 8, Jhinu - Landruk, Annapurna Region, Nepal travel blog

Trekking Day 8, Jhinu - Landruk

A travel blog entry by travelwithtiff

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... walk was a bit more interesting. Today also happened to be day 10th day of Dashain, the biggest Hindu festival celebrated in Nepal. There was a festive spirit in the air as kids ran around playing games and everyone fashioned a painted tika on their ...

Sleeping at the bottom of mountains, Annapurna Region, Nepal travel blog

Sleeping at the bottom of mountains

A travel blog entry by amandaseims

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... to get the sunglasses since I'd then have to come back down alone and it's not a main route so I pressed on towards the main Annapurna basecamp where I was caught up by Dimitri the Russian.  The weather was very bleak and cold and I couldn't even see ...

Trekking Annapurna Base Camp, Annapurna Region, Nepal travel blog

Trekking Annapurna Base Camp

A travel blog entry by voresrejse

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Dag 4-13 fra den 6. april til den 15. april   Lørdag den 6. april startede vi så vores Annapurna Trek, med vores nepalesiske guide Kalu og vores portør Sailar. Aftenen forinden havde vi pakket vores grej, men vi skulle alligevel op før fanden fik ...

Day 7 AC: Am I starting to fall apart?, Annapurna Region, Nepal travel blog

Day 7 AC: Am I starting to fall apart?

A travel blog entry by dinovagabond

Start Point: Manang (3500 meters) End Point: Manang (3500 meters) I had a crappy sleep last night. We were interrupted by an intruding mouse for most of the night. I had to get up a few times trying to get the mouse to escape our room. He was a tiny ...

Trekking Day 10, Pothana - Phedi - Pokhara, Annapurna Region, Nepal travel blog

Trekking Day 10, Pothana - Phedi - Pokhara

A travel blog entry by travelwithtiff

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... . It was sad thinking about going back to the cities which are such a stark contrast to the mountains, especially in Nepal where the cities are littered with trash and pollution.  Nonetheless I was proud of myself for accomplishing the trek in one ...

Day 6 AC: No more Dahl Baht for me!, Annapurna Region, Nepal travel blog

Day 6 AC: No more Dahl Baht for me!

A travel blog entry by dinovagabond

Start Point: Lower Pisang (3200 meters) End Point: Manang (3500 meters) Today was another short day. We only walked for about 5 hours to a town called Manang (3500 meters). The weather is starting to get colder even during the day. I had to wear ...

The Sanctuary (Annapurna Base Camp), Annapurna Region, Nepal travel blog

The Sanctuary (Annapurna Base Camp)

A travel blog entry by yvonneandnathan

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... in fact a sheep, not a goat. So much for adventure... It was day seven by the time we reached our destination, Annapurna Base Camp (ABC). During the previous two days the landscape had become decidedly alpine with even the scrubby bushes had giving way ...

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