There. I did it. I sometimes tend jump in before I think but as much as I like to plan my life I like to have a few surprises around the corner.
Don’t get me wrong, I have been thinking about this adventure for a while ever since my mate Chris told me about it when he read about it somewhere.
More info on wiki: Annapurna Circuit Trek page on Wikipedia
To get to the point… I have gone ahead and my deposit down for the Annapurna Circuit trek.
I know that it’s should be slightly easier than the Kilimanjaro trek but I am 2 years older and will be 3, when I will do this trek. Plus now we have bloody COVID to deal with and potentially shit on my plans.
The trip will start from Kathmandu, Nepal after which we will drive for 5-6 hours to Besisahar where the actual trek starts. According to Wikipedia the trek is anything between 160–230 km long and I can tell you after how long it will be for me. The highest point is the (in)famous Thorong La pass at the altitude of 5,416 metres so just about where I started to have some issues on the Kilimanjaro hike in 2019.
I (in)famous pass but it’s not specifically because of the pass but in October 2014, right about the same time I will be doing the trip, there was an unseasonal snow storm that caused 43 deaths around that area. More in this wiki post https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2014_Nepal_snowstorm_disaster . Oh, and to add to this … none of the Nepalese airlines is allowed to fly to the EU because of safety issues.
The trek ends in Jomsom from where we take a flight to Pokhara where the overall trip ends.
I won’t publish this article just yet so I don’t have to have egg on my face after I have to bloody cancel the whole thing. But I will strive not to.
New adventure ahead 😃😃
- Plotted route on Komoot: https://www.komoot.com/tour/606980637
- Annapurna Circuit Trek page (Wikipedia): https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Annapurna_Circuit
- 2014 Nepal snowstorm disaster (Wikipedia): https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2014_Nepal_snowstorm_disaster