Saturday 6 October 2012

Annapurna Circuit - Quick Update

Just a quick update to say that I have completed the Annapurna Circuit all 280km of it. In 15 days on the trail, I have crossed the Thorung La Pass at 5416m and in the final 2 days of the trek I climbed 1600 vertical metres one day, then descended 1800m then next along with 3280 stone steps my knees were shot and I'm a bit tired.

Having said that the trek goes through the most amazing landscape and met some lovely locals. Ive had my dinner in their kitchens, along the way I got to see 3 of the worlds highest peaks over 8000m, and countless other high mountains some of which have never been climbed or named. I would recommend the Annapurna Circuit to anyone who is into multi-day hikes. But be warned it is demanding!

I'm now back in Kathmandu after an 8 hour bumpy and dusty bus journey. Time to rest up for a few days before I'm off to the Khumbu (Everest) region for 22 days of trekking.

I'll write a full trip report when I have time, but here are some photos.




Paddy Fields

Typical Nepali Kitchen


Suspension Bridge



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