Category Archives: Annapurna Conservation Area

Around Annapurna. Rhododendron forest

Annapurna Circuit, rhododendron forest According to Nepal’s National Trust for Nature Conservation, the Rhododendron forest near Ghorepani village is world’s largest one. And even though rhododendrons do not bloom in the autumn, the trail from Ghorepani to Ghandruk passes through the very impressive trees surrounded by various types of ferns and covered with epiphytes. Continue reading »

Around Annapurna. Thorung La pass

Thorung La pass (5416 m)Thorung La pass (5416 m)
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Around Annapurna. Tilicho lake (Tilicho Tal)

Tilicho LakeThe road to Tilicho Lake is another side-trip on the Annapurna circuit track. Tilicho Lake is one of the highest lakes in the world. It’s located at 4920m above the sea level. Tilicho Lake is around 85 metres deep with its dimensions, about 4 km by 1.2km. Continue reading »

Around Annapurna. Ice Lake (Kicho Tso)

Ice Lake (Kicho Tso)View of Annapurna III (7555m), Gangapurna (7455m) and Khangsar Kang (7485m) from Ice Lake. One of the most impressive viewpoints on the track around Annapurna is Ice Lake (Kicho Tso, 4620m). It takes about 5 hours to climb 1000m from main trail to the Lake which is considered sacred by Buddhists. Continue reading »

Around Annapurna. Along the Marsyangdi River – Part II

Buddhist Monastery in Upper PisangPilgrim woman and monk at Buddhist Monastery in Upper Pisang.

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