Trip Start Sep 22, 2010
28Trip End May 17, 2011
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Trekking in Nepal is known as tea house trekking. Only in recent decades (Nepal was closed to foreigners until the 1950's), villages started offering room and board to trekkers. The lodges offer rooms for around $3 a night, and they also cook hot meals for you. You can actually take a hot shower at most lodges, and we even saw a few laundry services available
The villages that we walked between had a mix of locals living traditional lives and those who now take advantage of the trekking economy. There are about 60,000 visitors who trek in this region every year. We met people from all over the world, and were surprised to see such a wide variety of trekkers, from children to those 70+ and from novices to life-long hikers.
Most of our days were around 6 miles, with the longest being 15 miles capped off by 2000+ stairs. The best day was getting to ABC, when we woke before dawn to watch the sunlight hit the Annapurna Sanctuary.
Jay is already planning return trips to the Himalayas.