Annapurna Day 6

Annapurna Day 6

The last day of my trek went too fast. It was only a few short hours of easy hiking before we said goodbye to Helena at Syuali Bazar where I had started the first day. After the goodbyes we boarded a local bus to get back to Pokhara. I was relieved goats were not allowed…

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Annapurna Base Camp Day 5

Annapurna Base Camp Day 5

We had spent the day zigzagging up and down the mountains, taking a different path than we had on the way to Annapurna and still joined by my Hungarian friend and her guide. By this point, I was pretty convinced hiking uphill was better than downhill. For one thing, it didn’t make my knees sore…

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Annapurna Base Camp Day 4

Annapurna Base Camp Day 4

We woke up at 4:30 to begin the two hour hike to Annapurna Base Camp in the dark. I had half expected to do this little stretch without a guide but Dumbar was there and waiting when Helena and I left the room. He seemed excited to get to the mountain and laughed and jumped…

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Typical Teahouse

Typical Teahouse

What you can expect: bed, pillow and mattress What you shouldn’t expect: plug-in, shower, heater, blankets or attached bathroom. The bathrooms are usually the sketchiest part. Also, don’t expect the cook to wash his hands. I’d say, it’s much more comfortable than camping and really, all you need is a place to sleep.  

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Annapurna Base Camp Day 3

Annapurna Base Camp Day 3

We left Bamboo in the morning when it was frosty and freezing. My backpack had finally dried out but the clothes I had sweated through the hot morning before were still damp. I really needed a shower but wouldn’t get one any time soon. As we left, we were joined by another trekker and her…

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Annapurna Base Camp Day 1

Annapurna Base Camp Day 1

I was a little apprehensive about hiking alone in Nepal, even though I had been told by other travelers it’s fine. So I hired a guide recommended to me by my hostel named Dumbar. He was older and has been a guide for 20 years and was usually recommended to single female travelers. Dumbar seemed…

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