Travel Blogs from Annapurna Region, Nepal

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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 ...

Timang 2750m to Bhratang 2850m (17km), Annapurna Region, Nepal travel blog

Timang 2750m to Bhratang 2850m (17km)

A travel blog entry by andiontheroad

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... I got a SIM card in Kathmandu, but unfortunately I got a card from the NCELL network which barely has any coverage in the Annapurna region. Here you should be using NTC whereas in the Everest Region NCELL is better. Good to know for the next time :-). ...

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. WeŽd 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 ...

Bhratang 2850m to Nawal 3660m (17km), Annapurna Region, Nepal travel blog

Bhratang 2850m to Nawal 3660m (17km)

A travel blog entry by andiontheroad

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... us around the corner though and it was a bit shady. But along the way we got a climps of the snow covered peak of Annapurna II (7937m). It looked beautiful light up by the sun in front of the blue sky. During the day many more snow covered mountains made ...

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 ...

Chamje 1430m to Tal 1700m (5km), Annapurna Region, Nepal travel blog

Chamje 1430m to Tal 1700m (5km)

A travel blog entry by andiontheroad

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... doctors, a dentist and a cancer doctor (don't recall the fancy name for that at the moment) that were biking around the Annapurna circuit. The dentist knew a bit of sewing and they had all their gear in their hostel. After some discussion with the nurse ...

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 ...

Yak Kharka 4050m to Manang 3540m (9km), Annapurna Region, Nepal travel blog

Yak Kharka 4050m to Manang 3540m (9km)

A travel blog entry by andiontheroad

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The night was surprisingly warm, despite the snow outside but the surprise was just around the corner. Half asleep looking out the window it looked like it was still snowing but I was to tired to actually rise to get an angle of view where I could see ...

Lower Pisang 3200m to Dharapani 1860m (34km), Annapurna Region, Nepal travel blog

Lower Pisang 3200m to Dharapani 1860m (34km)

A travel blog entry by andiontheroad

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... power masts were broken down and bent and power and communication lines were snapped. This stretched for multiple kilometres. In Nepal, it seems that predetermined breaking points are unheard of. I can't imagine that fixing these power lines takes ...

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 ...

Tilicho Lake BC 4150m to Yak Kharka 4050m (17km), Annapurna Region, Nepal travel blog

Tilicho Lake BC 4150m to Yak Kharka 4050m (17km)

A travel blog entry by andiontheroad

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It was the first time the sky was cloudy when I woke up. The first time since I am in Nepal. And this had immediate impact on the temperature. It was quite chilly although the sun was up when we started walking back the path we came on two days before. ...

Kathmandu 1400m to Chamje 1430m (211km), Annapurna Region, Nepal travel blog

Kathmandu 1400m to Chamje 1430m (211km)

A travel blog entry by andiontheroad

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... for the rest of the ride. Along the way we realized (due to our amazing planning skills) that the starting point of the Annapurna Circuit (Besi Sahar) is a 6 hour drive from Kathmandu but also a 5 hour drive from Pokahar. The bus ride reminded me of the ...

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 ...

Nawal 3660m to Manang 3540m (10km), Annapurna Region, Nepal travel blog

Nawal 3660m to Manang 3540m (10km)

A travel blog entry by andiontheroad

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... old monastery. Mikael and I had lunch after this while Mattias walked on to Manang. Manang is a major tourist hub along the Annapurna circuit, with loads of shops and internet cafes but non of these were very inviting. It felt like the people employed ...

Manang 3540m to Tilicho Lake Basecamp 4150m (15km), Annapurna Region, Nepal travel blog

Manang 3540m to Tilicho Lake Basecamp 4150m (15km)

A travel blog entry by andiontheroad

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I was really happy to see the reply emails in the morning and as it looks all is good back home. Our next stop along the way to the Tilicho lake base camp was Khangsar where we met another group of people we met before along the way. It was too early for ...

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