Trekking around Annapurna on your own, Nepal

трек вокруг Аннапурны

The track around Annapurna, or as it is also called the Annapurna Track, is considered one of the most impressive trekking routes in the world.We walked this track on our own, although this was our first trip to Nepal, so you can do it too, and for this we described in detail every day of the route.

The Annapurna Ring runs around the Mount Annapurna massif. This is the first eight-thousandth mountain that has been climbed. The height of the main peak of Annapurna is 8091 meters, it is the tenth highest mountain in the world. Next to the main peak of the massif, Annapurna I, there are two secondary peaks: Annapurna Central (8051 m) and Annapurna East (8026 m). Also, there are 13 peaks in the Annapurna massif with a height of more than 7000 m and 16 exceeding 6000 m.

The sights of Pokhara, the tropics among the snowy peaks

Достопримечательности Покхары

Pokhara is a quiet and pleasant Nepalese town located on the shores of Lake Fewa in a huge green valley surrounded by mountains. Pokhara is the second largest city in Nepal, the city has a population of about 250 thousand people, the first place is occupied by the capital of Nepal — Kathmandu.  The city is one of the most popular tourist destinations in the country. It attracts many people with its mild subtropical climate and surrounding nature.

Phuket Town in Thailand and the surrounding area

остров Пхукет в Тайланде

After trekking in the jungle, we decided to swim in the sea, lie on the beach, and at the same time visit the 2nd ocean of our trip - the Indian, and the first one we had was the Pacific, in which we swam in the Philippines, the island of Catanduanese and the coast near Legazpi.

Khao Sok National Park, Thailand

Khao Sok is the place in Thailand where we definitely wanted to go. One of the largest national parks in Thailand, also with a very beautiful lake.
By the way, the lake has a rather interesting story - in 1982 a dam was built and over time this lake was formed. It has destroyed a large area of rain forests under its waters, but at the same time it is now one of the main attractions.

The capital of Thailand: Bangkok in 1 day

We arrived in Bangkok in the evening by bus from Siem Reap. And we went to a pre-booked hotel. The next day we went for a walk in the old part of Bangkok.

We started our journey through Bangkok from a street known to many travelers — Khaosan Road. It is here, in the area called Talat Yot, and in the surrounding areas, that the doors of guesthouses and hotels are always open for people coming to Bangkok.

Travel notes: Cambodia - Angkor Wat and not only

After visiting Malaysia, we planned to fly from Kuala Lumpur to the capital of Cambodia, Phnom Penh.

And so, upon arrival in Phnom Penh, a funny incident happened to me (Pavel), which bothered me all the time I was in Cambodia, but fortunately ended well. 

Travel notes: Malaysia and Borneo island

закат над тропическими островами

Here we are in Malaysia.

From Manila, we flew to Kota Kinabalu, the capital of Sabah, which is located on the island of Borneo (Kalimantan).

Malaysia greeted us with torrential rain, but since we arrived at 2 a.m., we decided to wait at the airport in the morning. By morning, the rain had stopped, and the sun appeared in the sky.

We took a minibus to the city.

What to do in Kuala Lumpur, the capital of Malaysia

We arrived in Kuala Lumpur for only 1.5 days between the plane from Kota Kinabalu and the plane to Phnom Penh. This time we decided to try couchsurfing - this is an opportunity to find accommodation or company among local residents. We wrote to several guys from Kuala Lumpur in advance and received an invitation to stay with Joey.

Travel notes: preparation for long-long trip

подготовка к самостоятельному путешествию

In 42 days we will leave Ukraine and in 45 days we will be in Hong Kong. The first point on our long journey, first impressions... In the meantime, there is still a lot to do, for example, we have already figured out the tickets, but not the visas yet, we need to get 3 visas - to the Philippines, to India and to Thailand.