Comprehensive Photo Essay of the Himalayas can be found here.
After 7 days of climbing up and up, I can now proudly say that I have trekked the Himalayas and it was definitely a life changing experience.
- Day 0: I arrived in Pokhara, went out and bought a map, a cheap sleeping bag, and a trekking pole to prepare myself for the trek.
- Day 1: I took a taxi to Khare (1200 rupees from Lake Side) and start climbing. 5 hours in, I passed through Australian camp (where I had lunch), Pothana and arrived at Tolka. Stayed in Tolka for a night.
- Day 2: I woke up early, walk through Landruk, New Bridge, Jhinu and climbed super steep stairs (I called this the Knee Destroyer stairs) to Chhomrong. Rest there for a day.
- Day 3: Again, I started out early in the morning, walking down mountain from Chhomrong, cross a suspension bridge and go up again through lower and upper Sinuwa. five hours in and I arrived at Bamboo for lunch and then walk for another 2 hours to Dovan and stayed there for a night.
- Day 4: I started out early as usual and walk to the Himalaya. Rest for a coffee and proceed to Deurali and to MBC. From the Himalaya, it’s all up and up for 5 hours so be prepared. I slept early at MBC.
- Day 5: I woke up at 4 and start trekking to ABC (Annapurna base camp) to witness a sunrise. Stayed for a few hours and walked down to MBC for lunch and power through Deurali, Himalaya and eventually arrived in Dovan at 6:00PM. Rested there for a night because the forest at night is scary.
- Day 6: I continued down the same route until I reached Chhomrong and rest there for another day.
- Day 7: This time, I went down the other way to Khola and up again to Kimrong Danda, had lunch and walk down to Ghandruk (beautiful village) and eventually took a jeep out (2500 rupees and 3 hours drive) from Kimche to Pokhara.