The day I met my new least favorite person in the world… Day Begins: Gandrung (6300 feet) Day Ends: Nayapul (4000 feet)  I awoke with a little bit of a cloudy...

The day we met “tuck girl”… Day Begins: Chhomrong (6700 feet) Day Ends: Ghandrung (6300 feet) During the first hour of so of the trek, we retraced our steps back toward...

The day I nearly fell in a river… Day Begins: Himalaya Hotel (9400 feet) Day Ends: Chhomrong (6700 feet) I’d be lying if I said that the last three days weren’t...

The day we “summited” base camp… Day Begins: Machhapuchhare Base Camp (12,300 feet) Morning Climb: Annapurna Base Camp (13,500 feet) Day Ends: Himalaya Hotel (9400 feet) Parts of the group were...

The day we had a warm, sunny siesta followed by a snowstorm… Day Begins: Dovhan (8700 feet) Day Ends: Machhapuchchhre Base Camp (12,300 feet)  The point of Day 6’s trek was to put...

The day those bastards from the other trek stole our lunch spot… Day Begins: Chhomrong (6700 feet) Ends: Dovhan (8700 feet) Sanjeev, always the observant lead trekking guide, had noticed I...

The Day I Learned the Value of Trekking Poles Day Begins: Tadapani (8900 feet) Day Ends: Chhomrong (6700 feet) By the end of the entire trek, my body was relatively unscathed...

The day Lindsay didn’t pant too heavy… Day Begins: Ghorepani (9400 feet) Morning Climb: Poon Hill (10,500 feet) Day Ends: Tadapani (8900 feet) Waking up at 4am seems a reasonable request...

The day we agreed to disagree on the size of the hail… Day Begins: Tikhedunge (5200 feet) Day Ends: Ghorepani (9400 feet) Thankfully, a little sleep went a long way and...

The day Lindsay offered to carry my daypack… Day Begins: Nayapul (4000 feet) Day Ends: Tikhedunge (5200 feet) I never really imagined starting my first trek in the Himalayas in a...

While some members of the trek endured multiple flights hopscotching from North America to Kathmandu and the resulting eleven hour and forty five minute time difference, Lindsay and I were a...

The trek was only 10 of the 14 days we were in country. This allowed for an arrival day and some sightseeing (i.e., shopping) the first day, touring the second morning...