https://shutterdiscovery.smugmug.com/Photos/n-pfXZ5/i-s5CPP8M/A About the circuit I trekked around the Annapurna circuit last October and it was an amazing experience, so I thought I would share some of my experiences and provide an overview of the trek for those that are interested in giving it a go. The circuit lies in central Nepal among the Annapurna mountain [...]
https://shutterdiscovery.smugmug.com/Portfolio/i-2V5vLjz/A Once in a while I would come across some yak on my path while going around the Annapurna Circuit in Nepal. Some of them were huge in size but would climb up some of the steepest slopes with such ease.
https://shutterdiscovery.smugmug.com/Portfolio/i-4mMsgfc/A The town of Pokhara sits on the banks of Phewa lake in Nepal, the water is incredibly still all the time and makes for some great reflections of the mountains and clouds in the distance. The boats are used for fishing as well as transport as there are some rice fields at the far [...]
https://shutterdiscovery.smugmug.com/Portfolio/i-W4x8XZB/A I stopped for lunch outside this building while trekking around the Annapurna circuit in Nepal. The vivid colours of the flowers and paint with a local dog having a rest on the steps made it look like a painting.
https://shutterdiscovery.smugmug.com/Portfolio/i-z4TqZkw/A There was a really long line of prayer wheels along a street in Kagbeni, Nepal. The small town had a slight European feel to it because of the small cobbles streets and there was even a castle type building in the centre of town.
https://shutterdiscovery.smugmug.com/Photos/n-pfXZ5/i-CHQpDGx/A The Annapurna circuit is a well known trekking route that takes you through the Annapurna mountain range in Nepal. The complete circuit can take between 15 - 21 days and covers a vast array of landscapes and terrain, from the jungle like environment at lower altitudes to icy desert like vistas at the top [...]
Rice Fields of Nepal https://shutterdiscovery.smugmug.com/Portfolio/i-nkTNJdL/A Some of the rice fields I came across while trekking through the Himalayas, they weren't ready to be harvested yet so they gave off a rich green colour.
Suspended over Rapids https://shutterdiscovery.smugmug.com/Portfolio/i-xhL7xBG/A One of the many suspension bridges I crossed in Nepal. Its fun to look down between the gaps and see the furiously fast flow of water far below you as the bridge bounces with each step.
Billy the kid https://shutterdiscovery.smugmug.com/Portfolio/i-pCLSFVQ/A I was taking some pictures of this waterfall when all of a sudden this little kid comes out of nowhere and stands right in front of me, wondering what I was doing I suppose. Then I looked up at him and he gave a little baby goat bleat and headed [...]
Good Karma in the Himalayas https://shutterdiscovery.smugmug.com/Portfolio/i-g3BhsV8/A These structures are all over the place in Nepal once you're up in the mountains. On each side of the wall there are prayer wheels which you are supposed to spin as you go by to give you good karma. You use the wheels to the right of [...]