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.

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