Day 7: Manang: Rest day 2 Distance Covered: 16km So the idea with these Manang rest days was to acclimatise and rest our bodies. I managed to rest yesterday so I was ready for an acclimatisation challenge today. We set off for the ice lake, a full day hike from Manang. We had been fortunate … Continue reading No Rest on a Rest Day
Day 6: Manang: Rest day no.1 Distance covered: 6.2km It was time to have a rest day and I was very excited. My weary body needed some time out from all of the walking. It was physically and emotionally draining at times and if we didn't rest then it was not a holiday at all. … Continue reading Getting to Know Manang
Day 5: Annapurna Circuit Distance covered: 25.1km We had a bit of a sleep in today after all of the fuss from the previous day of hiking in the dark and being exhausted. It was about 8.15am when we set off in the direction of Upper Pisang. By now my two small toes were now … Continue reading We Take The High Road and You Take The Low Road
Day 4: Distance covered: 25.6km I will be glad when the road ends in Chame, I just feel like this hike isn't a hike at the moment because we aren't on a trail. The Nepali Government are looking to extend the road further and further. This would attract tourist that don't have the time to … Continue reading And the Road Continues
Day 2: Distance covered: 20.1km We were woken by the sound of cockerels cock-a-doodling at 5:30am. Amazingly I wasn't annoyed by this, and fell back asleep for another hour. We had ordered breakfast for 07:00 so we could start walking. Ideally, we would like to be in Pokhara for Thursday, catching a Friday bus back … Continue reading And the Walk Begins
Day 3: Distance covered: 22km Our plan was to adapt the next 3 days of our itinerary to fit into 2 days. This would mean a lot of long days. Today was our first. Germu to Dharapani, this is two little villages after Tal, the usual stopover for most trekkers doing Annapurna Circuit. We had … Continue reading Walking a Bit Further
Day 1: The alarm bell sounded at 8:15am and I felt like I'd only just fell asleep. Between the thumping base from the nearby Ibyza dance bar, loud honkings from vehicles passing through Thamel and strange animal-type sounds, it was difficult to drift off into sleep mode. Nevertheless, I forced myself out of our clammy … Continue reading Keep the Momos flowing!