Day 2: The actual hike started today with beautiful clear skies and sweltering temperature. The first day’s walk was relatively easy, not much uphill (even though the heat made it a little more challenging) and we took plenty of rest breaks along the way. The Annapurna Circuit is also known as a “tea house trek” as it goes through numerous villages and especially in the beginning you find at least one restaurant/tea house every half an hour, or often a whole village with multiple tea houses so you don’t have to worry about dying of hunger or thirst – there is always somebody willing to sell you something!
Day 4: This was the first day when the rain kept falling pretty consistently all day. It made the trek somewhat less enjoyable and the views were less awe-inspiring than before as the mountains were shrouded in mist. The walk itself felt easier today, though – I suppose we are getting used to walking 5 – 6 hours per day. That’s good as there’s plenty more to go!