daveyandsam.com - Archive - 03-Nepal

By: Daveyandsam  05/12/2011

The last of our trekking posts and we had to end it on a high – pun intended!

Nepal has a near monopoly on the world’s highest peaks – eight of the 10 highest.  In fact it has 14,000 mountains between 6–7,000m.

The most popular are the Annapurna and Everest Himalayan Ranges.  Our trek took in the peaks of Annapurna.

The highest peak we saw (pictured below) was Dhaulagiri at 8,172m but we also saw Annapurna South (7,219m), Annapurna II (7,939m), Annapurna III (7,555m) and Hiunchuli (6,441m).  Although not the highest, the most striking for us was that of Machhapuchhre, know as Fishtail, at 6,997m – it was so beautiful!

There is nothing better than waking up on a relatively clear Himalayan morning –with a cup of milk tea - and seeing an 8,000m peak towering over you – a feeling I have no words to describe!

The spectacular Fishtail first.

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