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The Himalayas: 10 days, 10 kilos and 4,130 meters

Challenged by the cold and high altitude

Day 6

Deurali to Annapurna Base Camp (4,130 m) via Machhapuchhre Base Camp (3,700 m)

My notes from trekking the Himalayas continue so no, there was no abrupt end to my adventure. I did not get stuck at 3,239 meters. I carried on but the whole experience became more demanding. From that point I could feel that I am getting easily tired. High altitude and a night spent at a cold lodge were taking its toll. I needed more stops to either have a drink of water or just rest my backpack on a side of a path. I admired the surroundings. The snow-covered Himalayas were a remarkable view that motivated me and excited me at the same time.

Sunrise at the Annapurna Base Camp

Sunrise at the Annapurna Base Camp

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ABC.. 123.. Trekking in the Himalayas

Annapurna Base Camp (ABC) Trek

Trekking in the Himalayas was my main motivation for visiting Nepal. I wanted to disconnect from my work, clear my head from all the unnecessary distractions and enjoy this incredible and challenging experience. I have never done any trekking, only long-distance walking including the 60K Just Walk I did with my friends for charity back in 2012 and Barcelona Magic Line plus some hiking with different levels of difficulty. Still… these were only one day trips with a small backpack and the altitude nowhere near 4,000 meters.

Once my heart was set on Nepal at the end of 2013 I started all the planning. I talked to few friends about their experiences and found out that the Annapurna Region is one of more popular destinations with its breathtaking scenery and a variety of routes that would work with my rather tight schedule. Sadly I only had a luxury of 16 days dedicated to the whole trip. I also checked some blogs and exchanged a number of emails with other helpful people to fully understand what I am getting myself into and decided that it might be best if I hire a guide for this trek. A couple of months and several emails later I was in Nepal, finally met Indra, my very friendly and experienced guide, and the ABC trekking adventure has begun!

Annapurna Base Camp Trek

Annapurna Base Camp Trek

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