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    Stopped before Hit the Wall – “ABC - Annapurna Base Camp”

    Annapurna is a section of the Himalayas in north-central Nepal that includes Annapurna I (8,091m), thirteen additional peaks over 7,000 m and 16 more over 6,000 m like Annapurna II, III, IV, Gangapurna and Annapurna South. This section is a 55 km long massif. It rises east of the Kali Gandaki Gorge separating it from Dhaulagiri massif. Dhaulagiri I (8167 m) is 34 km to the west of Annapurna massif and the gorge between these two massifs is considered Earth's deepest.

    Hiunchuli (6,441 m) is a satellite peak extending east from Annapurna South and Machapuchare (6,993 m), the famous fish-tail mountain is another important peak of the Annapurna Himal.

    The entire massif and surrounding area are protected within the Annapurna Conservation Area (7629 km2), which is the home to several world-class treks.

    There are many trekking routes like Annapurna Circuit and Annapurna Base Camp through Annapurna Sanctuary. We choose the 2nd one.

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    That was a hot and humid morning of April’2009 in Kolkata. Mithun, Sovan and I started our journey to our dream destination “ABC”. We picked up Mithila express from Howrah to Raxaul. Raxaul is situated on the India-Nepal border with Birganj (in Nepal) on the other side of the border.

    From Raxaul we reached Birganj by a Shole type tanga and took our bus for Pokhara. Finally we reached Pokhara, the tourist capital of Nepal at around 8 pm. Pokhara became one of the most popular tourist destination of Nepal for its tranquil atmosphere and the beauty of the surrounding countryside. The town of Pokhara usually serves as a starting point for all Annapurna treks.


    Next day, after arranging necessary requirements e.g. Entry Permit, TIMS (Trekker’s Information Management System), LAF (Low Altitude Friend – “Ram Kumar”) we hired a taxi to reach the starting point ‘Nayapul’.

    As we depart this morning for our trek to the ABC, we were both nervous and excited about the upcoming events.
    Last edited by deban; 2nd July 2011 at 11:47 PM.

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    Fantastic start and with details. And that is a great starting teaser picture of a true trekker!

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    what happened after that deba??? please elaborate on LAF (please excuse for now being so well informed)



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