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Annapurna Circuit – The first Himalayan experience in Nepal

By on 16. November 2016

Annapurna Circuit experience – first Himalayan trek

Two years ago I visited Nepal for the first time. I have been there between two major events – one moth after the snow disaster in Thorong La (2014) and 5 moths before the catastrophic earthquake (2015) – obviously, I was lucky. I visited this country on my own so the best trekking choice for me was the legendary Annapurna Circuit. It was a great experience and I wrote a lot of articles about it – unfortunately in my native language, Czech. If you know Czech language you can find these posts here:

If you do not speak Czech, this post is written for you.

Arrival to Káthmándú

It was a really crazy travel to Káthmándú. Bus Brno-Vienna, plane Vienna-Düsseldorf, plane Düsseldorf-Abú Dhabí, plane Abú Dhabí-Káthmándú. The first administrative operations (and troubles) waited for me right at the airport. Well… I had enough money for the visa, but it took some time to find some extra photos.

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Top of the Gokyo RI, Nepal

Mount Everest Base Camp trek via Gokyo Ri

By on 22. May 2016

Planning of EBC trek

During Christmas 2015 I started to plan my 2016 Himalayas trek. I have already visited the Annapurna area and this time I wanted to visit a different place. My first idea was the Langtang trek, but I was recommended to visit Everest area because of the 2015 earthquake in Nepal (which left the Langtang area completely destroyed). This time I made the decision not to travel alone, so I took a friend of mine with me. I didn’t want to do the classical EBC trek, so my main target was the Gokyo valley and Gokyo Ri. Our plane left Prague on March 12th, so there was one big advantage – our trek started 1 month before the regular trekking season.

Targets

Gokyo Lakes, Gokyo Ri, Cho La Pass, Everest Base Camp, Kala Patthar (more…)