Panorama of the Week: Trekking the Annapurna Circuit, Nepal

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"What has been your best travel experience?"Often asked, but impossible to answer.However, if we were locked away and forced to choose just one experience in order to get out, the Annapurna Circuit in Nepal just might be it. This uber-trek (we took 17 days, some opt for several-day segments and others take a month or more) combines some of the best of what … [Read more...]

Himalayan Trekking Stew: A Recipe for a Life Experience

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Nepal's Annapurna Circuit trek didn’t make the first cut of our respective **25 Things To Do Before I Die lists. But maybe it should have.With bathroom books like 1000 Places To See Before You Die serving as life-prescriptive authorities, we’re hesitant to describe anything as a “must-do life experience.” “Must-do” sounds presumptuous and “life experience” … [Read more...]

The Annapurna Circuit: A Slideshow Treasure Hunt

Leading us to Thorong La (5,416 meters)

Though we are not mountaineers, we have done our share of trekking. Then, just last week, we came off a 15-day trek in the Himalayas in Nepal that looked and felt something like a “best of” of our previous treks. We would like to think that’s saying something, what with journeys in Georgia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Burma and bits of the western United States under … [Read more...]