Annapurna in the Monsoon Day 9: The Perks of Slow Trekking

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  1. Anjali W says:

    Such amazing pictures! Monsoon trekking sounds so exotic! Would love to go for it <3

  2. Carrie says:

    Were the “annapurna gerbils” marmots!?!? We saw tons of them at altitude around Manaslu; they were so cute! I totally agree with you that it’s worth slowing down and taking your time in the mountains. Sorry to hear about your knee problems though — that can really put a damper on a long trek.

    • Teja says:

      Is that what they were?? Oh I was hoping someone reading it would be able to tell me what they are! Marmots! Thanks!

  3. Shivani says:

    I am not a trekker at all, but whenever I do trek, I am all for slow trek only to catch my breath and my unfit health. But just like you I like to admire the beauty during the trek and I click a lot of pictures too. So, another reason here :D Wonderful pictures :)

  4. Johna says:

    Love your photos! Such detail in them. Sounds like the hike was a bit difficult, but these are the ones you’ll never forget right? Sad about the hot spring though that would have been the best ending!

    • Teja says:

      Those are the ones that make great stories afterwards! Yeah I’m still a tiny bit bummed at missing out on the hot springs. Oh well.

  5. Viviane Claire Feeney says:

    ‘nature does not hurry, yet everything is accomplished’ – Lao Tzu
    Devi sounds like a cool, fun guide, and props to you for pushing through your knee problems on a trek and still appreciating the little (and big, like the deer) creatures along the way!
    It’s a shame about the hot springs being under maintenance, I was excited when you mentioned them. Better luck next time!

    • Teja says:

      That’s an awesome quote, and something that’s getting increasingly hard for us to keep in mind!

      Yes, I think I lucked out with my guide. :)

  6. This Wanderlust Heart says:

    I have never heard of slow trekking until reading this post. It was so interesting to learn about it and hear about your experience. The photos are great!

  7. I am also very much a slow trekker. I need time for the oxygen to get to my lungs and for my eyes to soak in the view.

  8. Amanda Ulmer says:

    Your photos of the insects are so incredible and you give some really great reasons to trek slow. I’m sorry to hear you had knee problems but glad it worked out!

  9. Deborah says:

    Wow great pictures you have! And sounded like a hard trip but also such a unique experience! I vote for slow trekking too, you saw such wonderful things when trekking because you were going slow.

  10. Mayuri says:

    Your pictures tell a thosand stories! Wonderful shots, makes me feel as if I’m in the trek with you – very atmospheric

  11. Lauren says:

    I would consider myself to be a pretty athletic/fit person, but when it comes to trekking – I absolutely love taking my time! If you’re speeding through it I really think you miss the details :)

  12. Erica says:

    Well one great reason to trek slow is that it gives one more time to take beautiful photos like the ones you got! I love your description of the day’s hike – it really made me feel like I was there with you.

  13. Beautiful adventure in the woods :) Owl macro photo you took.

    • Teja says:

      Thank you! Yes, my guide and I had a lot of fun playing with the macro lens. It was a clip-on that can go on smartphones. Not bad for a clip-on huh?