“Tea House” Trek *Videos*
Which country sends the most people to trek Annapurna? South Korea! Rounding out the Top 10 are: USA, Japan, UK, France, Spain, Netherlands, Germany, China, and India. I was lucky to meet people from many of these countries on my trek.
Like the 16 Indian dudes I met in the hot springs, and the Spanish wing nut, who joined our trek (before we voted her off the island!), and the crowd of 20 Chinese hikers who came with their own cook! Ahhhh…life on the Annapurna bi-way!
Getting to know your fellow trekkers is a big part of the fun. In fact, I started to refer to the Annapurna Base Camp (ABC) trek as the “Tea House” trek because of both the frequency of our stops (although, believe me, I’m not complaining) and the tea house atmosphere that makes this hike different from all others.
Here’s our little group of trekkers, assistants (porters) and guides celebrating Nepali New Year on April 14 – the last night of our trek. What year are we celebrating? 2069!
Nepali New Year’s Eve Message
Can’t see this video? Click on the link: Happy Nepali New Year’s! http://youtu.be/NeZJNTik3I8
Our New Year’s Party
Look at all the fun we’re having! It’s just like an American hoedown with folk dancing accompanied by singing and a plastic jug drum and musical spoons! Yeehaw – Nepali style! )
Can’t see this video? Click on the link: Nepali New Year’s Eve Party
This entry was posted on Wednesday, May 9th, 2012 and is filed under Asia Pacific.