After leaving the bustling city of Kathmandu at the end of September (2000), via a harrowing bus ride to Pokhara, we hit the trail to trek the Annapurna Circuit. Thirty-six days later we emerged from the region ever changed by the people, culture, history and vast natural beauty we had experienced.
Our trek started in the low land region, at Begnas Tal,where we walked through rice patties and small villages; where the children spoke more English than their parents and led us to their places of lodging.
We continued over precarious seeming swinging bridges and along the main circuit trail, which which eventually led us up and over the 17, 792 foot Thorung La Pass. On the other side we passed through more small villages, looked at the Tibet border we were forbidden to cross over, picked apples above the village of Marpha, and then headed off through what felt a bit like Mirkwood Forest towards the Annapurna Sanctuary.
Whew – that is quite a quick and dirty recap for a 36 day adventure, but rather than stumble over details, I thought I’d just share some of the images I captured of our time on the trek.
I know that, like all places, Nepal has changed since our visit. And I am sure the natural beauty, the people and the culture are still a beautiful thing to experience. I hope to return to Nepal again one day.
Thank you for coming along for on the adventures – I hope they inspire you to create your own, where ever it is you wish to explore
And I hope that you consider taking the 2014 Daily Musings Journal along with you – where ever your explorations take you.
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