Nepal - Annapurna trekking

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Day 1: Kuala Lumpur – Kathmandu

Day 2: Kathmandu

Day 3: Kathmandu – Pokhara

Day 4: Pokhara – Nayapul – Tirkhedunga

Day 5: Tirkhedunga – Ulleri – Ghorepani

Day 6: Ghorepani – Poon Hill – Tadapani

Day 7: Tadapani – Chhomrong

Day 8: Chhomrong – Himalaya

Day 9: Himalaya – Annapurna Base Camp (ABC)

Day 10: Annapurna Base Camp – Bamboo

Day 11: Bamboo – Jhinu dada

Day 12: Jihnu Danda – Pothana

Day 13: Pothana – Phedi – Pokhara

Day 14: Pokhara

Day 15: Pokhara – Kathmandu

Day 16: Kathmandu

Day 17: Leaving Kathmandu

Day 1: Kuala Lumpur – Kathmandu

After a couple of days in Malaysia we arrived today in Kathmandu. We joined the group for a joint transportation from the airport to the hotel in Kathmandu. The afternoon we spend shopping in Thamel as we still needed quite some hiking gear. I learned from a colleague that you can buy everything you need for cheap prices. It is indeed cheaper, but the quality is less as well. When you think to only use the gear for 1 or 2 trekkings it will survive, but don’t expect to keep the material for many many years. It helped us to get started with limited budget and in the years that followed we replaced each year something.

Day 2: Kathmandu

Funeral at the water

 

Day 3: Kathmandu – Pokhara

… Going there insane route

After an incredible ride we arrived in Pokhara where we stayed one night in a hotel where we could go to the terrace on the roof. From there we had sights on the Himalaya, which was a special feeling. We were ready to go for it!

 

Day 4: Pokhara – Nayapul – Tirkhedunga

In the morning we finally could start our trekking. We got in the mini van and were dropped in Nayapul. From there it was a few minutes walk towards the entry of the Annapurna Conservation Area.

We had a gentle start day with only 8.91 km and around 450 altitude meters. At noon we had an outside lunch in a nice garden. From there we had a gentle walk left toward the first lodge of the trekking.

 

Day 5: Tirkhedunga – Ulleri – Ghorepani

Today we were heading towards Poon Hill in Ghorepani which was again around 9 km put with plenty of stairs, around 4000

 

Day 6: Ghorepani – Poon Hill – Tadapani

Today we started before dawn the climb towards Poon Hill (05:00). The first 30 minutes it was even still dark. We wanted to climb towards Poon Hill so early in order to be in time when the sun raised around 06:00. The weather was magnificent and we could really see the sun rise behind the mountains. A nice view and more over, finally we got a little warmer due to the sun. Clearly we were not the only tourists with this idea, but it was far from crowded, so we could really enjoy the moment. We really recommend this climb and for sure early morning, you will not regret it!

Day 7: Tadapani – Chhomrong

Around 9 km and close to 3 hours moving time.

 

Day 8: Chhomrong – Himalaya

We continue our journey with around 12.5 km walk and 3 and a half hours moving time.

 

Day 9: Himalaya – Annapurna Base Camp (ABC)

Today is D-Day, we are going to the Annapurna Base Camp (ABC) which is roughly 12 km and about 3 to 4 hours moving time. Luckily the weather has cleared out and we have sun today! As we get higher, we reach the snow, which is normally not the case in this period.

Day 10: Annapurna Base Camp – Bamboo

With a good 15 km we leave the Annapurna basecamp behind us.

 

Day 11: Bamboo – Jhinu dada

Today we do about 10 km and have a moving time of close to 3 hours.

 

Day 12: Jihnu Danda – Pothana

Today we have one of the longest walk to survive, around 20,5 km in order to leave the Annapurna area. Walking time will be around 4 and a half hours.

 

Day 13: Pothana – Phedi – Pokhara

From Pothana it’s a gentle 6 km to the main road where a mini van will pick us up.

 

Day 14: Pokhara

 

Day 15: Pokhara – Kathmandu

 

Day 16: Kathmandu

 

Day 17: Kathmandu – Kuala Lumpur

The final day in Kathmandu.

After the final group dinner we took a taxi towards Tribhuvan airport from where we had a night flight towards Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KUL). The continuation of this trip you can find in here when we treated ourselves with a few days of relaxation in Kuala Lumpur.

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