Getting Ready for the Himalayas – The Annapurna Circuit

The sun coming up. The sun  was magnified by the horizon and looked really big. One could look directly into it because of all the haze - it looked very much like a beautiful huge orange.
The sun coming up. The sun was magnified by the horizon and looked really big. One could look directly into it because of all the haze – it looked very much like a beautiful huge orange.

Tomorrow, the 28/12,  we are leaving for a big trek for about 14-15 days in the
Annapurnas. This morning we went to the top of Sarangath peak near Pohkara to get a view of what where we are going. The view of the Annapurnas from here during sunrise was breathtaking. The highest peak of these mountains is 8091 m, it has 13 peaks over 7000 and 16 additional peaks over 6000 meters. The highest point we will reach on our trek will be 5416 m at the Thorung La pass.

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The peak that looks hightest on this picture is the Machhapuchhare (6997 m). The mountains seen to the right of it are actually higher only they are further away.

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ACAP - Annapurna Conservation Area Project - Permits required for all treks in the Annapurna. Main aim of the projects is to keep trash out of the area.
ACAP – Annapurna Conservation Area Project – Permits required for all treks in the Annapurna. Main aim of the projects is to keep trash out of the area.

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IMG_1494IMG_1492One easily feels very small and almost humble in the presence of these mountains. Now, on the verge of levaing Pokhara, its almost unreal to think that we’re going to spend the next 2 weeks or so in this amazing scenery.

The last resort

This weekend, the 15. and 16., I went with friends/volunteers Christian and Mees to “the Last Resort”. It is a beautiful placement just 14 kilometers from the Tibet border. We did the worlds highest canyon swing, the worlds 3. highest bungy, canyoning and white water rafting. Here are some of the jumps, the placements an evening trek.. More to come 😉

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Chitwan National Park





Photos from Chitwan National Park a little late as usual. Photos are from the 30/11 – 2/12.

On the jeep to the national park
On the jeep to the national park
just another one of the road
just another one of the road

Water container for showers at the hotel
Water container for showers at the hotel
First  glimpse of an elephant (on the day of arival)
First glimpse of an elephant (on the day of arival)
On the way to drinks and sunset by the river
On the way to drinks and sunset by the river
Sunset
Sunset
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Sunset
The next morning, 1/12
The next morning, 1/12
We went canooing at the river.
We went canooing at the river. There should have been alligators and maybe rhino’s to see. Unfortunately we didn’t get to see any of these.

The canoo-"driver"
The canoe-“driver”
Following 5 photos are all from the canoo - It was amazing to see fog rise as the sun came up
Following 5 photos are all from the canoe – It was amazing to see fog rise as the sun came up

 

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