Start of Poon Hill morning sunrise walk

Kathmandu

Kathmandu shopping district, Nepal
Kathmandu shopping district, Nepal
So many shops in Kathmandu, Nepal
So many shops in Kathmandu city centre
Tricycle in Kathmandu, Nepal
Tricycle in Kathmandu
Kathmandu city at night, Nepal
Kathmandu city at night, Nepal
Kathmandu, Nepal
Near our accommodation in Kathmandu

Pokhara

Pokhara city centre
Pokhara city centre
Phewa Lake and colourful garden
Phewa Lake and colourful garden
Phewa Lake, Pokhara
Phewa Lake, Pokhara
View of Phewa Lake from Trekkers Inn Hotel
View of Phewa Lake from Trekkers Inn Hotel
Fish Tail Mountain (Machapuchare) from Pokhara and lots of paragliding in actions
Fish Tail Mountain (Machapuchare) from Pokhara and lots of paragliding in actions

Annapurna Base Camp Trek

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Day 1: Nayapul – Tikhedhunga (1060m – 1480m, 7km, 5-6hrs)

Shopkeeper, Nayapul
Shopkeeper, Nayapul.
The start of ABC trek
The start of ABC trek
First crossing looking back to Nayapul
First crossing looking back to Nayapul
Following the creek, ABC trek
Following the creek, ABC trek
Corn field along the trek
Corn field along the trek
ABC Track Day 1. Nayapul to Tikhedhunga
ABC Track Day 1. Nayapul to Tikhedhunga
Passing through few more villages
Passing through few more villages
Last stretch to Tikhedunga, 1480m above sea level
Last stretch to Tikhedunga, 1480m above sea level
Arrived at Tikhedhunga Guesthouse. Day 1 completed
Arrived at Tikhedhunga Guesthouse. Day 1 completed

Day 2: Tikhedhunga – Ghorepani (1480m – 2900m, 17km, 6-7hrs)

Give way to the delivery man. Start of Day 2 trek to ABC
Give way to the delivery man. Start of Day 2 trek to ABC
Getting higher
Getting higher
Nice view looking back to Tikhedhunga
Nice view looking back to Tikhedhunga
More steep climb towards Ghorepani
More steep climb towards Ghorepani
Took a little cool down break on the creek below
Took a little cool down break on the creek below. Continuing the track
Arriving at Nangethanti village
Arriving at Nangethanti village (2460m)
Souvenir shop at Nangethanti village. 1 1/2hr to Ghorepani
Souvenir shop at Nangethanti village. 1 1/2hr to Ghorepani
Loving the village farming life
Loving the village farming life
Nice local lady, shop owner who sold us some chocolate bars
Nice Nepalese local lady, shop owner who sold us some chocolate bars
Entering in and out of forest on Annapurna Base Camp Trek Day 2
Entering in and out of forest on Annapurna Base Camp Trek Day 2
Ghorepani Village (2860m)
Ghorepani Village (2860m)
Our 2nd night accommodation. Snowland Hotel & Restaurant
Our 2nd night accommodation. Snowland Hotel & Restaurant
Ghorepani below. View from Snowland Hotel just before sunset
Ghorepani below. View from Snowland Hotel just before sunset

Day 3: Ghorepani – Tadapani (2860m – 2630m, 12km, 5-6hrs) – Detour Ghorepani – Poon Hill (2860m – 3210m, 1.5km, 2.5hrs)

Start of Poon Hill morning sunrise walk
Start of Poon Hill morning sunrise walk
Beautiful Poon Hill sunrise
Beautiful Poon Hill sunrise
View from Poon Hill tower. Sunrise coming from behind Machapuchare Mountain
View from Poon Hill tower. Sunrise coming from behind Machapuchare Mountain
Sunrise in Poon Hill in October. Best time of the year - not so busy and plenty of space to admire the view
Sunrise in Poon Hill in October. Best time of the year – not so busy and plenty of space to admire the view
Dhaulagiri mountain (8,167m) in the distance
Dhaulagiri mountain (8,167m) in the distance
Beautiful sunrise and beautiful day on Annapurna Base Camp trek Day 3
Beautiful sunrise and beautiful day on Annapurna Base Camp trek Day 3
Leaving Ghorepani. Annapurna Base Camp Trek Day 3
Leaving Ghorepani. Annapurna Base Camp Trek Day 3
Open vista after forest walk. 360degree view of Himalayan mountain range
Open vista after forest walk. 360degree view of Himalayan mountain range
There are many resting huts and platform to sit on during the trek
There are many resting huts and platform to sit on during the trek
Deurali Pass. On the way to Banthanti
Deurali Pass. On the way to Banthanti
Nepalese local kid posing for the camera
Nepalese local kid posing for the camera
Only few hundred metres to go to Banthanti
Only few hundred metres to go to Banthanti
Arriving at lower Banthanti village (2,660m)
Arriving at lower Banthanti village (2,660m)
2 hours later - Tadapani from Banthanti
2 hours later – Tadapani from Banthanti

Day 4: Tadapani – Chomrong (2,660m – 2,170m, 8km, 5hrs)

Tadapani Sunrise. 2,660m above sea level
Tadapani Sunrise. 2,660m above sea level
Nepalese ladies drying out green mustard leaves or spinach leaves
Nepalese ladies drying out green mustard leaves or spinach leaves
Our guide Krishna in the middle with his porters
Our guide Krishna in the middle with his porters
Descending and crossing the Kimrong Khola
Descending and crossing the Kimrong Khola
Gorgeous and green Himalayan trek in October 2014
Gorgeous and green Himalayan trek in October 2014
Farming terrace on Himalayan mountain. On the way to Gurjung for lunch
Farming terrace on Himalayan mountain. On the way to Gurjung for lunch
Crossing another new metal bridge donated by the British people recently
Crossing another new metal bridge donated by the British people recently
Arrived in Gurjung (2,050m) for lunch. Other porters are always friendly and smiley. Love the Nepalese
Arrived in Gurjung (2,050m) for lunch. Other porters are always friendly and smiley. Love the Nepalese
Rain arrived during out lunch break in Gurjung
Rain arrived during out lunch break in Gurjung
Continuing to Chomrong. Last little break to rest our feet
Continuing to Chomrong. Last little break to rest our feet
So close to our next accommodation in Chomrong
So close to our next accommodation in Chomrong
Chomrong village (2,170m), Annapurna Base Camp Trek
Chomrong village (2,170m), Annapurna Base Camp Trek
Our next accommodation - Fishtail Guesthouse in Chomrong
Our next accommodation – Fishtail Guesthouse in Chomrong
Storm passing Chomrong
Storm passing Chomrong
Storm has passed. Clear sunset and amazing view from our bedroom door - Fishtail Guesthouse in Chomrong
Storm has passed. Clear sunset and amazing view from our bedroom door – Fishtail Guesthouse in Chomrong

Day 5: Chomrong – Himalaya (2,170m – 2,920m, 12.2km, 7-8hrs)

Start of Day 5. Left Chomrong around 7AM
Start of Day 5. Left Chomrong around 7AM
Narrow path must be shared with all creatures
Narrow path must be shared with all creatures
Descending towards lower Sinuwa
Descending towards lower Sinuwa
Left Chomrong crossing to the other side of the mountain towards Sinuwa
Left Chomrong crossing to the other side of the mountain towards Sinuwa
Down and up again. Just few hundreds more steps
Down and up again. Just few hundreds more steps
Arrived in Sinuwa (2,360m) for morning break
Arrived in Sinuwa (2,360m) for morning break
Short lunch break in Bamboo. Continues on following the path to Himalaya
Short lunch break in Bamboo. Continues on following the path to Himalaya
Walk the forest after leaving Bamboo
Walk the forest after leaving Bamboo
Going deeper into the Annapurna Sanctuary
Going deeper into the Annapurna Sanctuary
Dovan village 2,660m above sea level
Dovan village 2,660m above sea level
1 hour to go to Himalaya. Could see it in the distance between the valley
1 hour to go to Himalaya. Could see it in the distance between the valley
End of Day 5. Arrived in Himalaya (2,920m)
End of Day 5. Arrived in Himalaya (2,920m)
Getting colder at night in Himalaya
Getting colder at night in Himalaya
One and only accommodation in Himalaya. Himalaya Hotel and Restaurant
One and only accommodation in Himalaya. Himalaya Hotel and Restaurant

Day 6: Himalaya – Annapurna Base Camp (2,920m – 4,130m, 9.2km, 8-9hrs)

Start of Annapurna Base camp trek Day 6. Leaving Himalaya.
Start of Annapurna Base camp trek Day 6. Leaving Himalaya.
Non-stop climbing uphill since leaving Himalaya (2,900m). Our porters and Krishna having a breather with us
Non-stop climbing uphill since leaving Himalaya (2,900m). Our porters and Krishna having a breather with us
On the way to Deurali (3,200m)
On the way to Deurali (3,200m)
Few wonky wooden bridge crossing on ABC trek Day 6
Few wonky wooden bridge crossing on ABC trek Day 6
Annapurna Base Camp Trek nature beauty
Annapurna Base Camp Trek nature beauty
Local Nepalese lady waiting for us to pass so she could take turn to cross the waterfalls.
Local Nepalese lady waiting for us to pass so she could take turn to cross the waterfalls.
And the raging rivers keeps on getting bigger and wider. A human looks so small next to it.
And the raging rivers keeps on getting bigger and wider. A human looks so small next to it.
Rock crossing on waterfalls then onto a snow avalanche path. Porters helping us
Rock crossing on waterfalls then onto a snow avalanche path. Porters helping us
Some flat Himalayan ground following the river streams on right hand side
Some flat Himalayan ground following the river streams on right hand side
3 hours after Deurali for break. Another 3 hours to go to Machapuchare Base Camp
3 hours after Deurali for break. Another 3 hours to go to Machapuchare Base Camp
Himalayan mountain fog coming at us as we're going higher
Himalayan mountain fog coming at us as we’re going higher
More small wooden bridge crossing along the way. No more sunshine
More small wooden bridge crossing along the way. No more sunshine
Seeing MBC in the distance. Seems so close yet so far
Seeing MBC in the distance. Seems so close yet so far
Arriving at Machapuchare Base Camp (3,700m)
Arriving at Machapuchare Base Camp (3,700m)
Left MBC (3,700m), on the way to ABC (4,130m)
Left MBC (3,700m), on the way to ABC (4,130m)
Not long after MBC. 1 1/2 hour to go
Not long after MBC. 1 1/2 hour to go
Krishna, our guide in the distance directing us to follow his path and waiting for us to get closer to him. It was harder to breath as it gets higher
Krishna, our guide in the distance directing us to follow his path and waiting for us to get closer to him. It was harder to breath as it gets higher
Took a chance to look back during a few minutes of clear fog window
Took a chance to look back during a few minutes of clear fog window
Amazingly cold and the snow came down at us very heavily as we approached ABC. ABC on the background. We're at 4,130m high
Amazingly cold and the snow came down at us very heavily as we approached ABC. ABC on the background. We’re at 4,130m high
Arrived safely at ABC. Took this shot straight after putting our bags into the lodge
Arrived safely at ABC. Took this shot straight after putting our bags into the lodge
The entrance of Annapurna Base Camp Lodges
The entrance of Annapurna Base Camp Lodges
Our bedrooms at Annapurna Base Camp Lodge
Our bedrooms at Annapurna Base Camp Lodge
No more view for the day. End of Annapurna Base Camp Trek Day 6
No more view for the day. End of Annapurna Base Camp Trek Day 6

Day 7: Annapurna Base Camp – Bamboo (4,130m – 2,310m, 16.7km, 7hrs)

Around our lodge where there weren't much of a view yet
Around our lodge where there weren’t much of a view yet
Morning at Annapurna Base Camp. Weather is clearing up
Morning at Annapurna Base Camp. Weather is clearing up
Gorgeous Annapurna Base Camp. At 4,130m high above the sea
Gorgeous Annapurna Base Camp. At 4,130m high above the sea
Our helpers during the 10 days trek. Sailor, Krishna, Nabin and Raj in front of Annapurna South mountain
Our helpers during the 10 days trek. Sailor, Krishna, Nabin and Raj in front of Annapurna South mountain
Mountain eagles in Nepal
Mountain eagles in Nepal
One last little look of surrounding before the fog returns
One last little look of surrounding before the fog returns
Climber memorial at Annapurna Base Camp
Climber memorial at Annapurna Base Camp
The fog has returned in less than an hour
The fog has returned in less than an hour
Time to decent. Left Annapurna Base Camp. Start of Day 7
Time to decent. Left Annapurna Base Camp. Start of Day 7
Arrived in Machapuchare Base Camp in less than an hour
Arrived in Machapuchare Base Camp in less than an hour
Annapurna Base Camp trek Day 7. 16.7km in total
Annapurna Base Camp trek Day 7. 16.7km in total
Start of valley walk on Annapurna Base Camp trekStart of valley walk on Annapurna Base Camp trek
Start of valley walk on Annapurna Base Camp trek
Flat walk for a while and it was an on and off rain until Bamboo (2,310m)
Flat walk for a while and it was an on and off rain until Bamboo (2,310m)

Day 8: Bamboo – Jhinu Danda (2,310m – 1,780m, 8.5km, 5hrs)

Day 8 Annapurna Base Camp. From Bamboo to Jhinu Danda
Day 8 Annapurna Base Camp. From Bamboo to Jhinu Danda
Descending from 2,310m to 1,780m
Descending from 2,310m to 1,780m
Nepalese mountain village ladies in Sinuwa sat with us during our snack stop
Nepalese mountain village ladies in Sinuwa sat with us during our snack stop
Heading up to Chomrong and this fella just resting
Heading up to Chomrong and this fella just resting
Arrived in Chomrong for lunch stop
Arrived in Chomrong for lunch stop
Cafe on cliff edge for chocolate cake
Cafe on cliff edge for chocolate cake
Continuing Day 8 trek to Jhinu Danda
Continuing Day 8 trek to Jhinu Danda
Arriving at Jhinu Danda, 1,780m
Arriving at Jhinu Danda, 1,780m
Jhinu Danda village on Himalayan mountain range
Jhinu Danda village on Himalayan mountain range
Our colourful lodge in Jhinu Danda. Bedrooms on second floor
Our colourful lodge in Jhinu Danda. Bedrooms on second floor
30 metres below Jhinu Danda is this Modi Khola river
30 metres below Jhinu Danda is this Modi Khola river
The ultimate reward at ABC trek on Day 8. Natural hot spring pool amongst the natural landscape
The ultimate reward at ABC trek on Day 8. Natural hot spring pool amongst the natural landscape
Bed time at Jhinu Danda. Love this colourful hotel
Bed time at Jhinu Danda. Love this colourful hotel
Jhinu Danda village at night. End of Day 8
Jhinu Danda village at night. End of Day 8

Day 9: Jhinu Danda to Birethanti (1,780m – 1,120m, 9km, 4hrs)

Easy trek on Day 9. 4hrs walk to Birethanti from Jhinu Danda
Easy trek on Day 9. 4hrs walk to Birethanti from Jhinu Danda
Following the Modi Khola river
Following the Modi Khola river
Crossing the Modi Khola towards Birenthanti
Crossing the Modi Khola towards Birenthanti
Lots of Himalayan flats walk and the view were greener as it gets lower and lower
Lots of Himalayan flats walk and the view were greener as it gets lower and lower
Rain in the distance. Half way to Birethanti
Rain in the distance. Half way to Birethanti
Pit stop due to rain at one of a restaurant
Pit stop due to rain at one of a restaurant
Rain clearing up. Less than an hour to Birenthanti
Rain clearing up. Less than an hour to Birenthanti
Riverside Lodge at Birethanti, 1,120m
Riverside Lodge at Birethanti, 1,120m
View from our bedroom lodge in Birethanti
View from our bedroom lodge in Birethanti

Day 10: Birethanti – Nayapul (1,120m – 1,020m, 1.1km less than 2hrs) – Pokhara (1,020m – 827m, 43,1km, 1 1/2hrs car ride)

Exploring Birethanti. Following the Modi Khola
Exploring Birethanti. Following the Modi Khola
Sharing path with cars and animals on Annapurna Base Camp Trek Day 10
Sharing path with cars and animals on Annapurna Base Camp Trek Day 10
A little less adventurous path on Day 10 on Annapurna Base Camp trek
A little less adventurous path on Day 10 on Annapurna Base Camp trek
Easy walk day back to Nayapul. Posing for picture
Easy walk day back to Nayapul. Posing for picture
Hot October day. Walking towards Nayapul, 1,020m
Hot October day. Walking towards Nayapul, 1,020m
Took a detour enjoying Birethanti before arriving at Nayapul
Took a detour enjoying Birethanti before arriving at Nayapul
Cool down at Modi Khola below Evergreen Lodge restaurant at lunch time in Birethanti
Cool down at Modi Khola below Evergreen Lodge restaurant at lunch time in Birethanti
In the car heading towards Pokhara
In the car heading towards Pokhara
1 1/2hrs car ride from Nayapul to Pokhara. End of Annapurna Base Camp Trek 10 days adventure
1 1/2hrs car ride from Nayapul to Pokhara. End of Annapurna Base Camp Trek 10 days adventure
Back in Trekkers Inn Hotel. View from our mountain view bedroom window. Remembering our amazing 10 days ABC trek. Great memories
Back in Trekkers Inn Hotel. View from our mountain view bedroom window. Remembering our amazing 10 days ABC trek. Great memories

 

 

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