Annapurna in the Monsoon Day 4: Glimpses of Fishtail Mountain

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  1. Anna says:

    Your post back many memories for me. I also did the ABC and loved the trek. Have you tired EBC yet? I also wrote abt ebc trek if you are interested :)

    • Teja says:

      No, I haven’t! To be honest, it’s only because I had a friend who couldn’t stop raving about Annapurna, and that’s what stuck in mind for me. EBC must be pretty awesome!

  2. Morgan says:

    Love that the village youth care enough to put our bags and collect them. When I used to go hiking there was tons of trash and it really took away from the scenery! It’s nice to see people all over the world working together to improve it!

  3. Kirstie Hall says:

    Really enjoyed reading this. Sounds like an incredible experience. I’m looking forward to making it to Nepal and will definitely be returning to your page for tips!

  4. Beautiful account of an iconic trail. This has been on my list for a long time, and I have been putting it off. You are courageous to hike it during monsoon. Perhaps fewer crowds :) beautiful photos and the saddening reality of trash on the mountains. Just by carrying reusable water bottle this can be reduced to a great level. I always find it hard to understand how can one litter the very landscape he/she is visiting for its beauty!

  5. C-Ludik says:

    Wow, it is such an incredible & wonderful experience for you ! Trekking several hours a day on high altitude is probably not an easy feat for a regular individual. I guess it is important that you are physically and mentally-prepared for this journey. Regarding the problem with rubbish, maybe tourists have to eat as the locals do : eat the rice, the lentils, the fresh fruit & vegetables. Of course, we tend to bring with us plastic water bottles, packets of crisps and chocolate bars for energy, so without thinking, we are adding to the rubbish problem and the Nepalese are picking up on this !

    • Teja says:

      Tru dat.

      I succumbed and ordered noodles a few times though, because I missed the taste of the soup (even if it’s just crappy instant powder), and for the heat in the hot soup. Although it came in a bowl, the noodles would have had to come pre-packaged because the locals do not make noodles. The Pringles tempted me a great, great deal… but I resisted (yay!). And I’m so glad I came prepared for avoiding bottled water!

      P.S. I brought dates for hiking energy instead of energy bars. They last very well on the trail and are good for energy. The waste is just the pit, which is all natural!

  6. Morgan says:

    I’ve never been anywhere like this, and what a great story! Sucks it was cold and wet but those foggy photos that came out of it are amazing! I’m obsessed with the last photo of Machapuchare. I seriously keep scrolling up to look at it. It’s 10/10 !!! Thanks for so much detail and of course photos :)

    • Teja says:

      I’m so glad I got that view… it certainly re-motivated me to push onwards for the next days! Yes, it’s hard to be too hard on the rain, when the mists looked so gorgeous!

  7. Reena says:

    I’ve done a small hike in Nepal before but not Annapurna. This is a great overview of what to expect, the good, the bad, and the amazing!