Annapurna in the Monsoon Day 1: An Expedition of Three Sisters

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  1. awesome post
    Annapurna is most adventures trek. I visit every trek li k2 base camp trek, gondogoro la trek, baifo hispar trek and Concordia trek but the guide services provided on Annapurna trek is awesome. it’s really a friendly environment during base camp night dinner. thanks, Annapurna and k2 base camp for this lovely learning experience.

    • Teja says:

      Haha yes, I have to say Annapurna was a tough trek, but a very hospitable one, which helps a novice trekker a LOT.

  2. Cherene Saradar says:

    This looks gorgeous. So cool that the FTB group was so helpful and even more cool.to find the female guide. I did something similar in Vietnam with a company that employs only female guides. (although much less challenging!) Love your commitment to sustainable travel!

  3. Amy Morgan says:

    Seems like you had a great day! I haven’t trekked before but I can empthathise with how nervewracking it must be – sounds like your guide and porter were great and apreciate beauty just as much as you, though. Love the contrast between the lush greenery and the buildings you walked past – wasnt expecting to see that!

  4. Jane says:

    I loved reading this so much!

  5. Lakshmi Sharath says:

    What a fantastic post and lovely pictures..I am sitting in the heat here wishing I could be amidst the green

  6. Love this blog post! Congrats on trekking this trip! I’m a mermaid too, so I can completely relate. Keep up the good work!

    ~Elizabeth Akinyi

  7. Heidi says:

    Distracted by shiny things and wings, love it. What a beautiful hike. I love that you had a female guide, it seems so rare in the trekking community and I’m sure gave a different perspective for the tour as well. I do admit to a chuckle over your health worries. While things can get serious, they usually don’t but no one can say you didn’t try to be completely prepared.

    • Teja says:

      Hahaha you don’t know my mother. The grief I had to endure beforehand… all her doom scenarios…

      The feminine moments was certainly a bonus I didn’t expect! Definitely a different trekking flavour than what I usually read or hear before about trekking, which is why I’m super motivated to write this series. I think, because I’m not a ‘trekking type’ who nevertheless somehow found herself doing an epic trek, I kinda did it differently, and notice different things. Check out the rest of the series as they get written, to see what I mean.

  8. nicky says:

    Oh how beautiful! I climbed from Lukla last time i was in Nepal, but would absolutely LOVE to climb Annapurna too. Thanks for sharing this insight

  9. Milijana says:

    On my recent trip in Southeast Asia I met many travellers who went or who were about to go to the Annapurna trek. The idea of me doing the trek one day in the future is becoming more ad more close to me.
    And I would certainly love to do it with a female guide/porter!

  10. Valerie Hansen says:

    Looks like very exciting adventures, I think that hydraulic dam is pretty cool! I just visited the Hoover Dam near Las Vegas, it was so cool!

  11. Katherine says:

    Wow, that feels like a super-long trek to me. I don’t know that I would have made it all of the way. It looks like such a cool experience though.

  12. Lena says:

    Haha, I love how you finished the post with medicinal warning. I hope everything went fine and you enjoyed the rest of your trekking journey.

  13. Vick says:

    I`ve never done a long trek like this, I like adventure but I also like some comfort at the end of the day… I am thinking, though, that this is something that I really should try why I`m still (not so) young.

    I love the way you write by the way! Like reading a book, not just a blog post!

    • Teja says:

      Thank you!
      Come back and keep reading and I’ll tell you about Annapurna guesthouses too! I plan to unveil Annapurna in the monsoon in the coming posts – the awesome, the bad and the ugly – and then you can decide if it’s worth it! Particularly as I’m not a ‘trekker’ or outdoorswoman myself, I think it’s a different perspective than someone who is really into things like this anyway. :)

  14. Krista says:

    I love how your voice shines through in your blog! I wouldn’t have thought of doing a trek with a female guide/porter but what an awesome idea! I hope one day to complete this trek – 3 Sisters is now on my radar.

  15. Lola Mendez says:

    Wow, sounds like an epic adventure! Hope you ladies enjoyed it.

  16. Alice ford says:

    I was intersted to read about your experience and will check out the rest of your blogs on the remaining days. I just climbed Kilimanjaro in Tanzania and have been thinking about hiking the Annapurna, so this gave me a great taste for what it will be like.

    • Teja says:

      Wow Kilimanjaro!

      I definitely recommend the Annapurnas even during the monsoon, despite the particular challenges of the season. I could tell you why – but better yet, I’ll show you in the coming weeks! I plan to write one post per trekking day, so 10 in all!

      I also feature blog stories every Saturday on my Facebook page #SaturdayStories, so you can also follow me there (or subscribe to the blog) to get the coming ones!

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