Annapurna in the Monsoon Day 3: The Fairy Way from Ghorepani

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23 Responses

  1. I loved reading about Annapurna in your blog. Have you been to Manaslu. It is good replacement of Annapurna. Manaslu offers everything you need from a classic trek: stunning himalayan views, old cultures and traditions, unspoiled, remote and wild.

    • Teja says:

      I can’t say I have! I chose Annapurna only because I had a friend who recommended it to me, and at the time I was in the mood to try a challenge that’s not really my usual speed. It was quite tough but extremely rewarding. I’m so happy (and a little tickled) that my wilderness essays in Annapurna appeal so much to mountain lovers :) I hope that when I being writing about my actual love – the sea – the ocean lovers would respond as well as the wilderness folks have!

  2. Andrew says:

    Thanks for sharing never seen before images of Annapurna Trek. I usually see pictures of mountains only when it comes to Annapurna trekking. Very interesting blog you have. I could literally feel it. Keep it up! Can I repost some of your images on my Instagram page? :)

    • Teja says:

      Haha yes… that’s what happens when an ecologist (not a mountaineer!) treks in the mountains! Not all the trails to the Base Camp is about the mountains, and I was also surprised that there are so few images of these other things! Sure, you can re-post them (and thanks for asking), but please credit the images and tag my Instagram @tejaonthehorizon so I’d know which ones you’ve chosen :)

  3. Christina says:

    That leech trick is incredible! What a great useful find to have that. I think hiking in the rain could be calming after a while. This looks like, and must have been, an incredibly beautiful trek. I am so jealous of your experience. This is very well written and I thoroughly enjoyed it! Looking forward to more reading.

    • Teja says:

      It was definitely worth doing, despite some doubts I harboured in the middle of it. There are the final two trekking days’ stories to go, so come back in a couple weeks – or better yet, subscribe!

  4. Ashley says:

    Love how you write – it’s like reading a book and not like reading a blog post. Your pictures are amazing! What an amazing trek…I loved the leech trick!

    • Teja says:

      I know right? I’ll remember that trick for future reference. Malaysia (my own country) can get leech-y in the jungle too. I’m glad you enjoyed trekking ‘with’ me through the story :)

  5. Carrie says:

    I just got back from Nepal (I did the Manaslu Circuit) and am definitely glad it wasn’t full-on rainy season — we got rained on a few times in the lowlands but nothing like what you experienced! I can imagine that would be pretty miserable in the cold once you get up to about 2500 meters. If it makes you feel any better, there were landslides all over the Manaslu circuit in dry season too.

    • Teja says:

      Are you kidding me? Landslides then too?? (And yes, it was miserable by the middle of the trek… but beautiful… but cold… but gorgeous… but wet… I can’t make up my mind!!)

  6. Jasmine says:

    Just went back to start reading from the beginning – what an amazing trip. Love how you write with such detail.

    • Teja says:

      It really was, thanks! Enjoy the rest of the series – there are only two left to complete the set!

  7. Madhu says:

    I loved your writing style its so intriguing. And the pics are equally good. Enjoyed the post

  8. I’ve read that this is quite a trek! I’m not sure if I’d be able to do it, but your pictures look amazing! What a great experience!

    • Teja says:

      Oh God, if I had stopped to really think about this, I might not have gone! On the fifth day, some guys were like, wow so your first trekking attempt, you went straight to the Himalayas! And then the penny dropped. Oh yeah.. I’m in… the Himalayas… WHAT HAVE I DONE??

  9. Chloe says:

    Very cool. Glad you made it safely. Monsoon rains can raise the water level pretty drastically, so be careful out there.

  10. Nerissa says:

    Wow this trip sounds intense. I don’t think I could handle the leeches, but you did so well!

  11. Mayuri says:

    I heard that this trek is of moderate to high intensity
    I hope to embark on this joinery in the future.
    You did a wonderful job in creating an image of how it will be when one undertakes this journey
    Well done! Very atmospheric post

  12. Jen says:

    I’m the same! I love travelling off the grid but then I bring all of my first world technology :P Thanks for sharing.

    • Teja says:

      I wouldn’t make it without my first world technology! – in this category I include my gore-tech/fleece rain jacket, lightweight thermals, thermal sleeping liner, thermal sleeping bag…

  13. sue says:

    This sounds like an amazing journey. The video is cool. I’ll have to try that. Amazing all that you experienced on the way to base camp–especially by having the journey center stage, not too overly focused on the destination.