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Jan 17, 2016 - Trekking in Annapurna Region of Nepal

There is good news of Nepal being praised globally as the best placed to travel by globe’s pioneer travel entrepreneur the Lonely Planet. The Lonely Planet is the travel book publisher, tour operator and travel guide to almost all travel destination of the globe. The Annapurna Region of Nepal is voted as the best place to visit in year 2016. Annapurna region is famous among the world as one of the great Himalayan trek, classic Himalayan trek, dive in to the one of the exceptional and diverse culture of the world, exceptional civilization...

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Oct 21, 2015 - Trek Day 10 - Poon Hill

I got up in the middle of the night to use the toilet and to check the sky. The sky was totally clear and the stars were out. I knew that it would be clear for our early morning hike up Poon Hill to see Dhaulagirii and Annapurna and the surrounding peaks. Promptly at 4am, Chandra knocked on our tents to announce that the sky was clear and we would be off to Poon Hill in a few minutes. Mila showed up a minute later with tea. Breakfast and packing would wait until we returned to our camp from Poon Hill. (Padam had earlier explained to us that...

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Oct 20, 2015 - Trek Day 9 - Massage!

When Diana crawled out of her tent in Tadapani this morning she spotted a monkey in a nearby tree. Then Chandra spotted another monkey high up in a different tree. Diana was so happy! She said it was going to be a great day because it got off to such a good start. Our camping area was noisy - barking dogs and people coming and going. I slept fine, but Diana did not. Other than the monkeys, it was my least favorite camping site. Tadapani also was a bit disappointing. Diana and Karen visited Tadapani on their first Nepal trek and Diana had...

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Oct 19, 2015 - Trek Day 8 - Secondary Trail to Tadapani

Today we walked from Chomrong (2,170 M) to Tadapani (2,630 M) with a lunch stop in Chulie. We walked for 3.5 hours in the morning, and another 2 hours in the afternoon. So, the last three days have all been roughly the same time on the trail. Our time on the trail is less than Chandra had indicated because he includes our lunch stop in the walking time and he tends to estimate high. Our walk tomorrow to Ghorepani should take no longer than our walk today. Our walk started off through the farming area surrounding Chomrong. Diana and I...

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Oct 18, 2015 - Trek Day 7 - Shower in Chomrong

We woke at 6am to Padam’s tea service delivered to our tent, followed the morning hot washing water and breakfast routine, and hit the trail. Both Diana and I were very stiff and sore from our prior day’s long, downhill hike. But we quickly loosened up during a very slow hike headed further down the trail we had come up a few days earlier. We passed through Bamboo. We passed the area in which we had seen the family of monkeys during the uphill climb, but there was no monkey sighting on the downhill trip today. We reached Sinuwa where we had...

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Oct 17, 2015 - Trek Day 6 - Glorious Mountain Vistas

I got up in the middle of the night to use the toilet - and to see if the sky was clear. It was totally clear. The stars were as bright as I have ever seen them. My tent was frozen stiff, so I did not dally outside. But I could see the silhouettes of Annapurna and her sister mountains and knew that the sky would be clear and the mountains would be out in their full glory come dawn. Chandra knocked on out tents at 5:30am to let us know the sky was clear and it would be getting light soon. I was already up, dressed and mostly packed. Padam...

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Oct 15, 2015 - Trek Day 4 - Bear!

We awoke to a beautiful morning view of Machhapuchhre (Fish Tail) jutting above the horizon northeast of our camp. It was a magnificent sight, backlit by the rising sun. The weather has gotten cooler as we have gotten higher. We began our day camped at Dobhan (2,600 M or close to 8,000 feet). The prior day had started sunny and warm, but clouded up in the afternoon and began to rain. Our staff set up our dining tent and toilet tent for the first time on our trek. Our campsite was located above the tea house, which made its facilities too...

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