• Annapurna Base Camp,  Asia,  Nepal,  Trekking Tips

    unexpected treks: annapurna base camp

    This truly was an unexpected little trek! I decided to do the Annapurna Circuit Trek for the SECOND time. I just can’t get enough of the mountains. I’ve already blogged about my experience doing this trek (which you can read here), although that was exactly what I posted: my experience. This post will be much more in depth, and hopefully more helpful! Here’s everything you need to know about the ABC (Annapurna Base Camp) trek. DAY 1: Jeep to Kimche, Trek from Kimche to Chomrong. Our goal was to complete Annapurna Base Camp and come back to Pokhara for Holi. To ensure we had enough time to finish the trek,…

  • Annapurna Base Camp,  Asia,  Nepal

    unexpected annapurna (pt 2)

    The Annapurna Sanctuary (the trek up to Annapurna Base Camp) was super interesting to me. Super weird! In the best and worst ways! Being back at a (relatively) low elevation (1500 meters or so) meant for unexpectedly HOT days. Nathaniel and I found ourselves sweaty sweaty sweaty, but it started to cool down on our second day when we got to Sinuwa, 2360 m. Our route for the sanctuary was Tadapani – Upper Sinuwa – Deurali – Annapurna Base Camp – Jhinu Danda – Siwai – Pokhara. Keep in mind that we were acclimated so we could do the trek pretty quickly! We probably could have shortened the trek even…

  • Annapurna Base Camp,  Asia,  Nepal

    unexpected annapurna (pt 1)

    The past month has been a whirlwind of happiness! I started my big Nepalese adventure in Kathmandu, as always. I landed at night, and after standing in line for AGES at the airport for my visa, took a taxi to my hostel. I returned to Hotel Silver Home (this time in a dorm), and Hari still remembered me! I immediately fell asleep. The next day was filled with shopping for trekking gear, and the day after that, I was on a local bus to Besi Sahar to start the Annapurna Circuit!    My route was Besi Sahar – Bhulbule – Chyamche/Chamje – Dharapani – Chame – Upper Pisang – Manang…