In a couple of weeks, I am taking my sister on her first trekking adventure to Nepal. It will be a special treat for her as this is the first time she’s ever been in Nepal. We are taking our Nepali trekking guide Siling with us as we want to make the best out of the time we have for this trip. This trip will be epic because the Annapurna trek is one of the most beautiful treks in Nepal and this is a new trek for me.

As per Wikipedia: The Annapurna Sanctuary is a high glacial basin lying 40 km directly north of Pokhara. This oval-shaped plateau sits at an altitude of over 4000 metres,[1] and is surrounded by a ring of mountains, the Annapurna range, most of which are over 7000 metres.

With the only entrance a narrow valley between the peaks of Hiunchuli and Machapuchare, where run-off from glaciers drain into Modi Khola River […] The unique combination of heights and depths on the 5-7 day trek into the Annapurna Sanctuary give rise to an extraordinary variety of ecosystems. The south-facing slopes are covered in dense tropical jungles of rhododendron and bamboo, while the north-facing slopes, in the rain shadow, have a drier colder climate similar to that of the near-by Tibetan Plateau.

We are both looking forward to this trip. I can’t wait to see my sister’s face when she sees the Himalayas – she’s been the one who cheered me on my numerous expeditious on Nepal’s highest peaks.

With the upcoming launch of Mountain Footsteps Adventures, my aim is to facilitate this opportunity I am about to offer to my sister to people who have a dream of being in real mountains and have not had time or resources to make this become a reality.


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