Malaysian group with Adinath on Annapurna Base Camp Trek
Thousands of people throng from all corners of the globe, to see the remarkable miracle of nature, in the Annapurna region of the Himalayas. Andrey Avtukh (Adinath) from Russia and the group of trekkers from Malaysia were not exception. This autumn, they decided to trek to Annapurna Base Camp for captivating close-up view of this colossal mountain and its siblings. “Anna” in Nepali refers to food and “Purna” refers to full. So, Annapurna means fullness of food. Religious trekkers like Adinath believe that people who trek in the region will never suffer the scarcity of food. Annapurna Base Camp Trek was new to everyone in the group. However, Mr. Song Poh, Ms. Sitta V. Kanagasabai and Ms. Yogaranee Balaratnam had the trekking experiences in the Everest Region.
Breakfast in a tea-house during the trek to Annapurna Base Camp
Annapurna is one of the most extreme Mountains in the world. But glory to the group, they succeeded. Trek took place along the classical route to the Annapurna Base Camp 4200m from where the incredible views of high-altitude points on the earth (Annapurna 1, 2, Machapuchare (Mt. Fishtail), etc are visible. Trek lasted 9 days. 5 days of the trek to the base camp and 4 days of walk back to Pokhara was wonderful. Steep Mountain lifts, stony stairs, majestic waterfalls, passages through the bamboo and rhododendron forests and virgin beauty of Himalayan apexes – made everyone spellbound!!! In the course of the trek the group perceived the entire spectrum of natural and weather sensations.
Landscape on the trial to Base Camp
Weather was not that favorable during the trek. Three days of continuously pouring rain and the leeches that bred after the rain made the trek challenging. To step back was not at all a solution. The group accepted the challenge as they knew nothing could prevent them in reaching to Annapurna Base Camp. As the group was approaching nearer and nearer to the Annapurna Base Camp rain continued. The group arrived to their destination but every effort put to get there seemed to be futile. It was still raining. But the miracle happened: next day during dawn rain unexpectedly stopped. Sky was clear and the awe-inspiring beauty of the Annapurna was just before their eyes. All trekkers ran out of their tea houses and began to photograph and capture videos of majestic Annapurna. Happiness and admiration dominated the atmosphere. After all, the trek to Annapurna Base Camp succeeded.
Traditional Gurung hamlet on the way to ABC
The group also enjoyed the cultural aspect of Nepal in the Gurung hamlets of the region during the trek. At Landruk, the group enjoyed the traditional dance performed by the native Gurungs of the village.
Despite of rain group arrives to ABC
Celebration time at ABC
Standing (L-R): Mohd. Shahrul Mohana Dass, Tan Kim Chan, Wong Kok Seong, Lim Min Heng, Lim Ka Tin, Song Poh, Datin Yogaranee Balaratnam, Sitta V. Kanagasabai, Andrey Avtukh (Russia), Ching Neng Bin,
In front: Chief Guide Lamababu Pinasha Sherpa and 2 assistant guides – Bikas Tamang and Pemba Sherpa
Credits: Adinath (Russia)
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