Over the Top – Annapurna Circuit last Day

2011-01-09 at 18:13

High Camp – 4800+ meters. Stars stars stars – but it was cold! I woke up and wanted to drink some water – it was frozen solid in the room. Quick to the restaurant and some hot tea. Than we did wait till there was sun at the trail. 9 am – sun is here – lets roll. Took me 3 hours to the highest point: 5416m. To take a picture of the pass you go a bit higher – but lets say this was the 2nd time i was over 5400. I did overtake some idiots that start at 3 in the morning (freeeezing cold!!!!) 45 minutes lower than my hotel. It is as dark as inside a yak – and as cold as in your ice box – wtf is the point??
Oh – yes they had a guide – that was in a hurry I guess. So I could move with only a T-shirt. Had to put on a jacket on the top of course – everybody was there – the boys from the us – the Russians, the English, the artists from London, the Frogs, my new friend from NYC. The Russians had genuine duty-free whiskey and cognac – and they did share as well as the Americans with their local booze. Than you walk down for hours and reach the 1st village – motorbikes, truck and jeeps – that was it!
Cheers Nepal – I had a really good time!!

Annapurna Treck - over the pass

Annapurna Treck - over the pass

Annapurna Treck - over the pass

Annapurna Treck - over the pass

Annapurna Treck - over the pass

Annapurna Treck - over the pass

Annapurna Treck - over the pass

Annapurna Treck - over the pass

Annapurna Treck - over the pass

Annapurna Treck - over the pass

Annapurna Treck - over the pass

Annapurna Treck - over the pass

Annapurna Treck - over the pass

Annapurna Treck - over the pass

Annapurna Treck - over the pass

Back from Tilicho Lake towards the Pass

2011-01-06 at 09:55

From Tilicho Lake to Base Camp

Landscape changes a lot at the treck – this one is quite interesting.

From Tilicho Lake to Base Camp

From Tilicho Lake to Base Camp

On the left you can see the 2 Frenchies – gives you and idea about proportions.

From Tilicho Lake to Base Camp

Mr. Yak in autumn colours – quite trendy for up here!

From Tilicho Lake to Base Camp

Still a bit of moon to see.

From Tilicho Lake to Base Camp

Some houses had still locks on the doors. Guess in the summer they sleep here when they have their animals up at the slopes.

From Tilicho Lake to Base Camp

Again a few birds that know i had the wrong lens on the camera.

From Tilicho Lake to Base Camp

Now we only need a nice spot to climb up to the path on the left…

From Tilicho Lake to Base Camp

From Tilicho Lake to Base Camp

It is cold up here.

From Tilicho Lake to Base Camp

To Tilicho Lake – Side Trip on the Annapurna Trek

2010-12-30 at 06:10

Tilicho lake is one of the highest lakes in the world. It is 4,949 m or 4919 m high in the Annapurna range of the Himalayas in the Manang district of Nepal. You have to cover more than 1100 meters up to get to the lake from Tilicho Base camp.

To Tilicho Lake - Side Trip on the Annapurna Trek

Did start before 6 in the morning. It was quite cold and still dark. The moon gave enough light so it was easy to follow the trek. I was quite happy when the sun creped round the mountains. The only time i used my gloves and i was really happy about my hat as well.

To Tilicho Lake - Side Trip on the Annapurna Trek

To Tilicho Lake - Side Trip on the Annapurna Trek

To Tilicho Lake - Side Trip on the Annapurna Trek

To Tilicho Lake - Side Trip on the Annapurna Trek

To Tilicho Lake - Side Trip on the Annapurna Trek

The only time i did really felt like being high up in the mountains. As far as you can see – only snow. This was quite worth the hike up here.

To Tilicho Lake - Side Trip on the Annapurna Trek

To Tilicho Lake - Side Trip on the Annapurna Trek

To Tilicho Lake - Side Trip on the Annapurna Trek

To Manang and further to Tilicho Base Camp – Side Trip on the Annapurna Trek

2010-12-22 at 06:35

The days get longer from today on – well lets see – I should get my Indian visa in a few hours so looks like moving to Buddha’s birthplace tomorrow. And than India here I am again. From there on even my days will be WARMER!! That is what counts.

Lunar Eclipse + Winter Solstice ”” First in 372 Years!!
That was yesterday but only visible in North and South America – hope you guys did have a look at that??!!!

From Manag to Tilicho Base Camp

From Manag to Tilicho Base Camp

From Manag to Tilicho Base Camp


Doug and Justin

From Manag to Tilicho Base Camp

From Manag to Tilicho Base Camp


The economic version of the prayer wheel

From Manag to Tilicho Base Camp


A nice site trip from the main trekking route. Tilicho Lake is one of the highest lakes in the world. Of course they advertise it as the highest which is not true. It was a late morning course I had breakfast with the British team and my friend from Switzerland. Than we took of in the wrong direction. Than they went back to Manang and i had a really hard day reaching the Tilicho Base Camp only a few minutes before it got dark.

From Manag to Tilicho Base Camp


The lazy moon

From Manag to Tilicho Base Camp

From Manag to Tilicho Base Camp

From Manag to Tilicho Base Camp


Landslide Area – I would have never known!!

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