Muktinath provided us with a much-needed good night’s rest (two of us had suffered from sleeplessness for the past few nights, a documented symptom of AMS). But after our next overnight stop at the quaint little village of Marpha, we decided to hop on a local bus instead. Continue reading
We started our adventure from Kathmandu, the capital of Nepal.
To get to the traditional starting point of the trek at Besisahar, we endured a seven-hour, 170-km bus ride from Kathmandu to Dumre (two hours of which was just getting out of the gridlocked city), then another two hours by local mini-bus for a bumpy 50-km ride to Besisahar.
The 230km Annapurna Circuit in central Nepal is rated as a world-class hiking destination. But ever since the Nepali government carved a road through the mountains making the region more accessible than ever before, it has opened up a whole new world, not just for the Nepalis living there but for a new breed of adventurer cycle-tourers who were now able to ride the entire circuit. Continue reading