Photo Friday – The Annapurna Circuit, Nepal

7 Sep

Hiking up to the Thorong-La Pass on the Annapurna Circuit in Nepal was one of the most difficult days of our 12 day trek.  We were both feeling a bit loopy from the altitude, and I had been battling a little headache since the night before, which was creating a bunch of stress about whether I was going to suffer the consequences of altitude sickness before I managed to make it to the top of the pass.  We were so immersed in our own thoughts that it took a while for us to notice that the thick fog that we’d been hiking through for the last hour was no longer surrounding us.  We turned around and realized that we’d broken through the clouds and could finally see some of the peaks behind us.  We had just a few minutes of this view before the clouds rose up and obscured the views again.  It was a good reminder to stop every once in a while and take a look at the majesty that surrounded us.


6 Responses to “Photo Friday – The Annapurna Circuit, Nepal”

  1. Bryan September 7, 2012 at 8:19 am #

    Nice shot. Glad you turned around! Hopefully you’re feeling all better now. Sounds like it.

    • Ashley September 16, 2012 at 2:29 am #

      Feeling 100% better, thanks 🙂

  2. Kristin September 7, 2012 at 11:52 am #

    This view is stunning – great photo and congratulations on completing that tough hike! So would you recommend it??

    • Ashley September 16, 2012 at 2:31 am #

      I would definitely recommend it! It was pretty challenging for us, partly because we carried our own stuff (if we ever go back to do it again, we’ll get a porter for sure) but we got in shape fast!

  3. Carol Hodges September 7, 2012 at 12:00 pm #

    You two are my heros. Such beauty!!!!!!

    • Ashley September 16, 2012 at 2:38 am #

      Thanks! It was easily some of the best scenery we’ve seen on our trip.

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