Sunday, 15 November 2009

Annapurna Sanctuary in Aid of Hi-Cap UK

I have to say, this was one I was really looking forward to and it didn't disappoint!

At the end of October 2009, I flew out to Nepal to embark on the Annapurna Base Camp trek in aid of the Himalayan Cultural Conservation.

This was a classic 9 day Himalayan trekking route taking me to a height of 4130 metres. I stayed in traditional tea houses, my destination being Nepal's Annapurna Base Camp (also known as the Annapurna Sanctuary).

It is arguably the most intensely scenic trek in Nepal. From the Annapurna Base Camp the towering peaks of Annapurna I (8091m), Annapurna South (7273m), Annapurna Fang (7647m), and Machhapuchhare (6997m) bathed in snow set the scene as one of the most spectacular mountain settings in the Himalayas.

Thanks to all who supported me.