Myself Bishal, love making new memories traveling around many places, mostly the beautiful high mountains.
Every year I go for travel in many places and so last year I did Annapurna Ultimate Trek. We were a group of 24 where half was foreigner and remaining Nepali. I did several treks before but I found this one more interesting and felt like something different that melted my heart. The main specialty of this trek is landscape, every day it’s changing and so on vegetation. The open blue skies and the cool breeze from the white great Himalayas and felt like they were staring and keeping eye on you. That brings motivation to climb and feel safe while trekking. Trek in Nepal can be done in any season. I did that trek in the winter season and the beauty is extraordinary. Though it’s tough to walk in winter because of heavy snow it is worth it when you see the eye-pleasing or breathtaking view from the top and along the way. We walked 19 days and so far, that’s one of my best memories. Every day you can see beautiful villages and the houses and culture changes simultaneously. We could figure out clearly while we trek. We celebrated New Year, Christmas, and the birthdays of few people as well during the trek and it was very joyful and happiest memories that we made.
High pass Thorong la (5416m)
Starting trek from the low elevation around 900m and walk for 9-10 days, we reach 5416m high pass, Thorong La Pass. It is worthy to be there by walking for several days for astonishing 360 panoramic view.
While trek we can see high mountains like Mt Annapurna I, II, II, IV, Mt Gangapurna, Mt Machapuchre, Mt Dhaulagiri, and many peaks. All of them are more than 7000m. Also, Swargadhwar which means heaven’s door that is eye-catchy.
While trek, we see many villages and some are big and some are small but it looks amazing. The smiley and happy faces of the locals and their friendly behaves brings you like you were in a home and gives you the strength to walk and empower your will.
As the villages are behind the mountains, they have amazing culture followed from ages ago. The uniqueness and different even from other parts of Nepal makes them special and adds beauty for those who travel there.
One of the amazing landscape differences you could see in this trek, starting from the tropical forest to the alpine and the bushes and later on arid (no vegetation). It seems that we are exploring different landscape every new day, which is kind of make your trek more interesting and wait for find something anew. Hoping to see amazing view will lure to destination without tiredness on this long trek.
Traveling is my passion so I just travel to many places which I feel heavenly on earth of Nepal. This trek was in my bucket list and it is worth it. This trek is one of my best memories. Every time, I travel to new place it brings me hope and encourages me to travel more and keep exploring. Lastly, I want to say “Once in Nepal it is not enough”. Travel more and live more.