10/19/2007 to 10/23/2007 | Nepal

Trekking in the Annapurnas V: Jomsom to Poon Hill

Dhaulagiri (8167 m or 26,951 ft) at sunrise from Poon Hill.


We moved a little slower through this section not because of weather this time but because Tom developed blisters on his feet.  The slower pace was not a problem as it allowed us to spend a little longer in Tukuche sampling the various brandy flavors at the local distillery and an extra […]

10/17/2007 to 10/18/2007 | Nepal

Trekking in the Annapurnas IV: Snowed in at the Bob Marley

View from Muktinath after the snow storm.


Arriving in Muktinath was a welcome change after two days at the rather rustic High Camp.  Noting on our arrival that there was a lodge in town called Hotel Bob Marley, there was really no other place to stay given that my Canadian trekking companion was even sporting the Marley dreds.   Transportation […]

10/14/2007 to 10/17/2007 | Nepal

Trekking in the Annapurnas III: Over the Thorung La

View towards the Annapurnas from Thorung La pass.


From Manang, the second time (courtesy of my snow blindness and need for sunglasses), we took two days to hike up almost 1500 m to High Camp at nearly 5000 m {16,500 ft}.  High camp is a couple of lodges at the foot of the Thorung La pass the highest pass on […]

10/10/2007 to 10/13/2007 | Nepal

Trekking in the Annapurnas II: Tilicho Lake

Porters, Tilicho Lake.


From Manang we deviated off the typical circuit route to visit Tilicho Lake.  At 4914 m (over 16,200 ft), and depending on your definition of a lake, it qualifies as the highest lake in the world, a title which seems to be clamed by a number of high altitude bodies of water.  […]