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Annapurna

8 days of walking on one of the most legendary Himalayan treks surrounded by peaks sometimes reaching more than 8000 meters

Annapurna - Jérémy Brialon

Day 1 - After a full day of transport, bus + 4x4 from Kathmandu to Jagat, 8 days of walking begin on one of the most legendary treks of the Himalayas

Annapurna - Jérémy Brialon
Annapurna - Jérémy Brialon
Annapurna - Jérémy Brialon
Annapurna - Jérémy Brialon
Annapurna - Jérémy Brialon

Annapurna II - 7937 m

Annapurna - Jérémy Brialon
Annapurna - Jérémy Brialon

Dal bhat, "lentil rice", one of the main dish we ate during the trek

Annapurna - Jérémy Brialon
Annapurna - Jérémy Brialon
Annapurna - Jérémy Brialon

Day 2

Annapurna - Jérémy Brialon
Annapurna - Jérémy Brialon

The Nepalese style buildings are slowly replaced by Tibetan architecture

Annapurna - Jérémy Brialon
Annapurna - Jérémy Brialon
Annapurna - Jérémy Brialon
Annapurna - Jérémy Brialon
Annapurna - Jérémy Brialon

Day 3 - The famous "Nepali Flat": A little bit up, a little bit down!

Annapurna - Jérémy Brialon
Annapurna - Jérémy Brialon
Annapurna - Jérémy Brialon

And all of a sudden it looks like it's fall season

Annapurna - Jérémy Brialon
Annapurna - Jérémy Brialon
Annapurna - Jérémy Brialon
Annapurna - Jérémy Brialon

The size of the village is giving a nice scale of how big the moutains are here

Annapurna - Jérémy Brialon
Annapurna - Jérémy Brialon
Annapurna - Jérémy Brialon
Annapurna - Jérémy Brialon
Annapurna - Jérémy Brialon
Annapurna - Jérémy Brialon
Annapurna - Jérémy Brialon

A yak not in his natural habitat.

Annapurna - Jérémy Brialon
Annapurna - Jérémy Brialon
Annapurna - Jérémy Brialon

Day 5 - Rest day in Manang, the occasion to visit the village and to do some acclimation walks

Annapurna - Jérémy Brialon

Momo & Dal bhat factory

Annapurna - Jérémy Brialon
Annapurna - Jérémy Brialon
Annapurna - Jérémy Brialon

Day 6

Annapurna - Jérémy Brialon

The mountains above 6000 meters above sea level are so many that most of them have no name, only a number

Annapurna - Jérémy Brialon
Annapurna - Jérémy Brialon

Tishna, our cook, cooking breakfast and warming up at the same time

Annapurna - Jérémy Brialon
Annapurna - Jérémy Brialon

Day 7

Annapurna - Jérémy Brialon
Annapurna - Jérémy Brialon
Annapurna - Jérémy Brialon
Annapurna - Jérémy Brialon

Day 8 - The main difficulty of the trek, Thorong-La Pass, a pass at 5414 meters above sea level. During his ascent, which begins in the night, the horses are there to help walkers struggling to reach the pass and walk to the opposite valley to continue their journey

Annapurna - Jérémy Brialon
Annapurna - Jérémy Brialon
Annapurna - Jérémy Brialon

Thorong-La Pass - 5400 m

Annapurna - Jérémy Brialon
Annapurna - Jérémy Brialon

A never ending day, after crossing the pass, we descend quickly to a less dangerous altitude, the snow is quickly replaced by sand and stones as far as the eye can see

Annapurna - Jérémy Brialon
Annapurna - Jérémy Brialon
Annapurna - Jérémy Brialon
Annapurna - Jérémy Brialon

Day 9 - Given the quality of the roads, the return to Kathmandu is via small cuckoos with propellers which fly at sight, here we had to make twice the journey because there was too much cloud the first time to land