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The Annapurna Circuit Hike

The Annapurna Circuit   Length: 17 Day Trek / 22 day trip including Kathmandu and Pokhara Difficulty: Difficult – due to extreme altitudes and distance Max. Altitude: 5,416 m...

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Annapurna Journal

A word for word transcription of my trail journal entries    TRIP ITINERARY May 11 Arrived in Kathmandu at 7:30 PM May 12 Meet with Thamserku Trekking Company (The  leading...

Kathmandu

Kathmandu City Tour

We spent most of the day on a city tour of this ancient city. Our guide was very informative and told us all about the Hindu Gods and Goddesses....

Khudi Bridge

Day 2 – Besi Sahar to Ngadi

Our trek began with a light rainfall. Pretty much stayed a light drizzle all day. We walked right  through the fields where the locals were tilling their crops. The...

Porter Loads

DAY 3 – Ngadi to Syange

From the dawn of mankind, the human male has been driven by a survival instinct to assert his superiority over other males. All the while, the female of the...

Billy and Raj at the entrance to Tal

DAY 4 – Syange to Tal

Billy awoke feeling better today and we headed off to Tal. Good grief! the route map had a section labeled “long, hot hill.” Really…it’s labeled like that on the...

Walking out of Koto

DAY 5 – Tal to Timang Besi

The trek almost ended today…again. This time it was me who got sick. I thought I was going to have to cash in that expensive rescue insurance and get...

Irene resting along the trail

DAY 6 – Timang Besi to Bratang

  I woke up feeling fine. A miraculous recovery. I suspect my co-worker James Jones must have been including us in his prayers. I hope he doesn’t stop, we...

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DAY 7 – Bratang to Pisang

    Last night was interesting. Around 1am we were awakened by what sounded like 2 rifle shots in succession. Naturally, my husband the life member of “conspiracy theorists...

Billy and Raj entering Hongdi

DAY 8 – Pisang to Manang

The road to Manang was right out of the Clint Eastwood movie “The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly”.  The first hour of walking was straight uphill. We gained about 1300...

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DAY 10 – Manang to Letdar settlement

  Only 8 days to go… We arrived at the settlement of Letdar after 3 hours of uphill walking. Altitude is about 14,000 ft.  Billy keeps making the comment...