Annapurna Circuit Day 2 Afternoon: Jagat to Chamje
(1)It’s undeniable that the construction of the road in this area has had a negative impact on the quality of the walking and natural beauty for everyone, but it makes it easier for locals to travel and deliver goods. I’m not sure it’s my place as a tourist to say whether or not it’s a bad thing. (2/3/4) The Tibetan hotel in Chamje: simple, yet comfortable and homely family-run accommodations, typical for the smaller Annapurna villages that still retain their traditional qualities despite ever-growing tourism. It costs a person less than 15 Canadian dollars for lodging plus a hearty dinner and breakfast.
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La gente del posto è veramente molto ospitale e particolare, quelli vestiti e dipinti in quel modo si chiamano Sadhu, cioè uomo saggio, santo e onesto, praticamente sono i santoni del posto😍, che scelgono una vita in povertà e piena di rinuncie, per raggiungere il Moksha, la fine dell'illusione, Maya, e la fine del ciclo delle reincarnazioni...😯
Alcuni praticano rituali magici per essere più vicini alle divinità, altri praticano delle intense forme di yoga e meditazione per aumentare i poteri spirituali.
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The locals are really very hospitable and particular, those dressed and painted in that way are called Sadhus, that is wise man, holy and honest, practically they are the holy ones of the place, who choose a life in poverty and full of renunciations, for to reach the Moksha, the end of illusion, Maya, and the end of the cycle of reincarnations ... 😯
Some practice magical rituals to be closer to gods, others practice intense forms of yoga and meditation to increase spiritual powers.
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After that treacherous climb to the lake the moment I saw it I couldn't move , couldn't talk , couldn't blink my eyes - it had touched me like nothing before. That very second I had tears in my eyes for being able to see such a beauty . Wouldn't lie about it but it was purely that moment of a traveller who See's something and still can't believe it exists . .
Location - Tilicho lake
Height - 4916 meters .
Today it was a decent climb and a never ending walk towards the village of yak kharka . 10 kms done around afternoon and I am taking it all in because I know it's almost the end of the trek after I climb up the the highest pass of this trek in another 2 days of span .
The feeling of reaching on the top and the feeling of finishing the trek , not to see the beauty again very soon is difficult to handle . I so don't want the trek to end because I will be back to civilization if it ends but on the other hand my body is on the verge of giving up , everything just hurts after so many days of walking in the never ending changing climate zone . All I know is that I need to reach the top which has become the most important thing for me at present . .
Tilicho lake base camp
Trekking from shreekharka to tilicho lake base camp was too scary , too much of heat , wind, cold everything on the very same day . Had to cross couple of landslides areas which I never dreamt of crossing , just enough space to keep a leg and the land just keeps sliding below you . Took me 4 hours to reach the camp and had to prepare myself for the next day's adventure . .
Rich history of Nepali art manifests from this 2013 photo of Patan Durbar Square. Patan Durbar Square is one of the three Durbar Squares in Kathmandu Valley, Nepal. It is also one of the UNESCO world heritage sites. Its collection of temples and other monuments is exquisite.
After catching a bus to somewhere outside of Pokhara which consisted of driving along creek bed with the occasional flow of remnant glacial waters from somewhere in the Annapurna’s splashing underneath the bus, it was time to swap vehicles.
We became stuck on a precariously situated hair pin bend that required a team of 5 or so Porters, myself and the driver flooring the Jeep back and forwards with no such luck. After a good 20 minutes we had freed the vehicle only for the other Jeep in the convoy to get bogged behind us. You haven’t been to Nepal until you have experienced their ‘roads’.
Annapurna Circuit Day 2 Morning: Ngadi to Jagat
(1)Town square in Bahundanda (2)Rice fields around Bahundanda (3)Walking through Ghermu (4)Suspension bridge over the river at Syange (5)Waiting for lunch in Jagat as the hotelier watches for trekkers approaching on the road, ready to advertise her rooms.
Annapurna Circuit Day 1: Bus from Kathmandu to Ngadi.
The first day was a long, hot, and bumpy but uneventful bus ride; the actual walking began the following day. All these photos are of Hotel Peace and Love where we stayed in Ngadi.
🌟📚 TRAVEL JOURNAL EXERT —>⠀
Alarms should not be set before sunrise, that I am sure of, but when my alarm bleeped at 5am I flew out of bed. Today is the day my Dad and I begin our trek to Everest Base Camp! Our guide, the happiest man in Nepal, drove us to the 7:45am flight from Kathmandu to Lukla. ⠀
I surreptitiously made my way to the front of the airport bus driving us along the tarmac to the flimsy 12-seat plane. I had read the best mountain views would be from the left side of the plane and that was exactly where I was going to sit.⠀
The cockpit was open for passengers to watch the pilots flick switches and murmur into headsets. Suddenly we were rising above the morning mist and the jagged Himalayan peaks glistened in the early morning sun on cue.⠀
30 minutes later we were descending between the mountains towards Lukla’s Tenzing-Hilary Airport - the most dangerous airport in the world. At 2860 meters, I was already at a higher altitude than the tallest mountain peak in Australia - my home country. Well, I hope I broke my walking shoes in properly because it's time to hike...⠀
I thought I'd do something different and share a little piece of my travel adventures in Nepal from my travel journal. I live and breath, talk and dream about travel and I can not wait to launch my website in January and share even more details, tips, advice and adventures stories with you all.⠀
Check out my Insta story to see some images from this Base Camp trek! 👆👆👆⠀
Always say yes to adventure 🙌⠀
After 11 days of trekking the Annapurna Circuit we made it to the top of Thorong La pass, 5,416m (17,769ft) above sea level. It was more emotional than I expected and I can’t be more grateful for the experience. Now we start the 3-4 day trek down to Pokhara for some R&R.