Annapurna Circuit in March 2017: Notes from the Hike

Hiking to Thorung La Pass - Annapurna Circuit Trek - Notes from the Hike

In March 2017 I returned to Nepal. Just like 9 months ago I came to this Himalayan country to go on a hike in the mountains. And this time again I was planning to hike the Annapurna Circuit, a picturesque trail going around the Annapurna massif. If the last time we did it all on our own with Una, then now … Read More

Holi in Nepal: That Was Something Cool!

Holi in Kathmandu, Nepal

Did you know, that they celebrate Holi in Nepal? Until just recently I had no idea. And then I went to Nepal for a hiking trip – Annapurna Circuit. I wasn’t alone. There were 3 more people coming from Latvia to join me. I arrived in Kathmandu on the 7th of March, but my friends were arriving on the 13th. … Read More

“Too much alcohol. Nepalese men attack tourists.”

Nepalese man - Kathmandu, Nepal

It’s our second day on Annapurna Circuit trek. Yesterday we arrived by bus from Kathmandu to Besi Sahar, but today is the day, when we start walking. I wake up and I feel ill. Having a good night’s sleep has had a good effect on me, but anyway I’m not feeling well. And it’s raining heavily outside. It’s 8 AM, when I get … Read More

Obtaining Visa On Arrival in Nepal & Our Arrival to Kathmandu

Una hiking in Nepal - Visa on arrival in Nepal

2 day stopover in Kuala Lumpur, capital of Malaysia and one of our favorites cities in the world, has been productive. We have found and bought almost everything, that we still needed for hiking in Nepal, the rest we will buy already in Kathmandu. And now we are ready to fly to Nepal. Going through the Immigration today takes longer … Read More

Complete Annapurna Circuit Packing List for All Seasons (+Tips)

trekking Annapurna circuit - backpack

Are you going to trek Annapurna Circuit in Nepal anytime soon? Or maybe you are heading on some different trek? Check out our full Annapurna Circuit packing list and you will learn how to pack for 2-3 weeks of trekking in the mountains in about 10 kilos (including water and snacks)! All of this gear you see on the list we actually … Read More

Annapurna Circuit Trek Without a Guide – Our Experience

Raven - Annapurna circuit trek

Annapurna Circuit Trek without a guide? Yes, it’s possible. Annapurna Circuit Trek is one of the most popular and scenic trekking trails not only in Nepal, but in the world. This trail, as its name suggests, goes almost all the way around the entire Annapurna massif. In June 2016 we with Una hiked this trail. In 18 days we walked all … Read More