Annapurna Base Camp Trek

I’ve just finished a seven day trek to Annapurna Base Camp and it was incredible! Beautiful, challenging, peaceful, and spiritually rejuvenating.

Many people advised I should take a porter or a guide, but I decided against it as I wanted the satisfaction and freedom of going at my own pace and finding my own way. I met a great girl who shared the same views, so together we packed our backpacks with only the necessities, bought a map, and headed out to the mountains!

We got really lucky with beautiful weather and some wonderful people we met along the way.

We faced just a few minor obstacles:

I pulled my achilles on day two and was practically limping down the mountain on day seven.

One night we had to sleep in a snack storage room of a guest house and another night we had to sleep in the dining room.

We discovered we had taken a nearly lethal amount of altitude sickness tablets due to misinformation given to us by a pharmacist in town before our trek.

We spent a few nights shivering ourselves to sleep since we didn’t exactly plan appropriately for cold weather (negative 10 in the mountains? who knew!)

In spite of this, we had an amazing time hiking, reading, writing, and drinking copious amounts of masala tea. I would do it again in a heart beat, and definitely plan to do more trekking in the near future.

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3 comments

  • What a wonderful experience it must have been. And such beautiful surroundings. Hope your Achilles is better though – can be painful, be careful. Love you!

  • Wow – amazing pics, Emily. What an adventure! Nice you found a kindred spirit with whom to share your experience. And a pox on that pesky pharmacist for giving such poor and dangerous advice!

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