Nepal 2004 Towards Everest and the Annapurna Circuit - Alan Dodds Photography

Nepal 2004 - Towards Everest and the Annapurna Cuicuit

This is a pictorial story of a trip to Nepal in 2004.

Friend Jonathan and I fly into Lukla and walk as far as Tengpoche monastery where Jonathan begins to suffer from the altitude and needs to descend.

So as not to waste this time in Nepal we go west and ascend more slowly and manage to complete the Annapurna Circuit as least as far as Jomsom and fly back to Phokara from there.

On awakening on the first morning in Manang we find a covering of snow that has fallen during the night and wonder about the wisdom of attempting the crossing of the 5416 meter Thorong La pass.

Out of the blue a passing local says "Go tomorrow!" and so we do. The crossing takes us through some incredibly beautiful mountain scenery on a fine sunny day. 900 hundred metres up and 1600 metres down. We sleep well!

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