Chitwan National Park, Nepal

Chitwan National Park, Nepal We stopped off at Sauraha to visit Chitwan on the way from Pokhara to Kathmandu, a nice way to break up the long bus journey back across the country.  Chitwan is a UNESCO world heritage site and is about 360 square miles of diverse ecosystems in the southern plains of Nepal,…

Pokhara, Nepal

Pokhara, Nepal As Ryan had been to Pokhara before he knew that it was a popular place for people post trek.  When you get there you can see why – It is a beautiful and laid back city, where you can enjoy lots of indulgent food and while away the hours enjoying the views and…

Annapurna Circuit Trek Stage 3

Stage 3 – Muktinath to Birethanti Distance – 53 Miles Total Descent – 2720 Metres Duration –  5 Days This part of the trek felt a little different – the biggest challenge was behind us and lots of our fellow trekkers were either stopping and resting or finishing the trek and travelling onwards by alternative means…

Annapurna Circuit Trek Stage 2

Stage 2 – Manang to Mukinath Distance – 16.7 Miles Total Elevation – 2716 Metres Duration – 3 Days This was both our favourite and the most challenging part of the trek.  Almost in line with the increasing altitude and increasingly amazing views; the challenge also become tougher.  We both suffered from some mild effects…

Annapurna Circuit Trek Stage 1

Stage One – Besi Sahar to Manang Distance – 52 Miles Total Elevation – 2700 Metres Duration – 6 Days + 1 extra acclimatisation day in Manang Day 1 – Besi Sahar to Lily We had no real sense of what was ahead of us at this stage, what we did know was that it…

About Nepal’s Annapurna Circuit Trek

Why did we choose the Annapurna Circuit? Having visited Nepal twice previously, Ryan had always regretted not doing what is generally considered to be one of the best, most ‘classic’ and easily accessible trek – the Annapurna Circuit.  Ryan had completed the Annapurna Basecamp trek before, which although beautiful and challenging, he felt it did not…