Bielecki: Why I’m Going Back to Annapurna.

Polish climbing ace Adam Bielecki is leaving this weekend for another crack at the daunting Northwest Face of Annapurna. He will follow the same route, in the same style and with the same climbing mate, Felix Berg. Although frazzled by juggling last-minute preparations with daily workouts, he found time to discuss his latest project with ExplorersWeb.

Northwest face of Annapurna, Nepal Himalaya. Image by Adam Bielecki.

In the past months, Bielecki has renounced the winter Himalaya and focused totally on Annapurna. This is why he dropped his original plan to go to Patagonia during the southern summer. “Patagonia is spectacular, but you may spend three months there and only climb three days,” said Bielecki, about the place’s famously vicious weather.

Instead, he and his team looked for conditions roughly equivalent to those on 8,091m Annapurna. They chose to ice climb intensively around Kandersteg, Switzerland, then storm some classic Alpine lines, such as the 1,200m Colton-McIntyre route up the North Face of the Grandes Jorasses, which they climbed in a single push.

Adam Bielecki on Annapurna North West face

Now back home, he hits the gym five times a week, combining the climbing wall, stairs and treadmill with weightlifting and core work. “But if you ask me how I’ve prepared for Annapurna, I can honestly say that I have been training for the last 20 years of my life,” he says.

Oddly, the aesthetic line up Annapurna’s Northwest Face came up as a plan B when, back in 2017, the climbing team was refused a permit to attempt a new route on the North Face of Cho Oyu. Since then, though, Bielecki and Berg have dropped their previous goal and taken up what he describes as a rare privilege in the 21st century: an unclimbed line on a lonely, rarely attempted face. Reinhold Messner and Hans Kammerlander opened the only previous route on the face in 1985, but they eventually traversed to the NW ridge and avoided the summit triangle.

Bielecki and Berg considered adding a third member to the team — as they did in 2017, with Scotland’s Rick Allen — but not for long. “We needed someone we knew well and who was as strong as we are, but we found none,” Bielecki said.

He believes that they’ve learned their lesson from their previous failure. “I feel super- excited, happy to go,” he insisted. On their previous attempt, he explained, bad weather was the final blow that thwarted the expedition, but it was not the only one. “We climbed too heavily loaded, with 23kg backpacks. In the end, they slowed us down too much.”

Felix Berg

This time, the two men are paring down their load ounce by ounce and believe that if the weather cooperates, or at least isn’t too perverse, they have an excellent chance of success.

Bielecki admits that their approach isn’t what he’d call pure alpine style. By his definition, that would require a totally on-sight attempt, and both of them know the route up to 6,500m, their highest point reached in 2017.

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Himalaya Spring 2019: Teams Arriving in Base Camp.

Posted on April 10, 2019

While I was away in Southern California over the past few days, the spring climbing season in the Himalaya continued to ramp up. Some of the first teams to set out from Kathmandu are now arriving in Everest Base Camp, completing the first stage of their expedition. But the tough part is yet to come and things are only now just getting started in what promises to be an interesting season on the world’s highest peak.

On the South Side in Nepal the tent city that is EBC is starting to show signs of life. While the support staff for most of the teams have been in place for awhile now, the population there is about to grow considerably. That’s because the foreign climbers, their guides, and Sherpa teams are now starting to filter into camp following a long 8-10 day trek up the Khumbu Valley. That trek is not only utterly spectacular to walk, it also marks the start of the acclimation process, as by the time they reach Base Camp the climbers will have hiked up to 17,500 feet (5335 meters).

Once in BC, the teams will then spend a couple of days getting settled. The climbers will be assigned a tent and tent mate, and they’ll begin to make their little shelter a bit more personal and homey. After all, they’ll be spending the next five to six weeks there. The climbers will also sort out their gear and prepare it for the climb ahead, while occasionally taking short hikes to continue acclimatizing. They’ll also spend time working on their rope skills and learning to move at altitude, prior to heading up to Camp 1.

Before heading up the mountain they’ll also have to complete their puja ceremony as well. This is an important part of the climb, during which a lama from one of the local monasteries blesses all of the climbers and their gear, while simultaneously asking the mountain for permission for them to climb. This is a tradition that everyone must go through before setting foot on Everest or any other major Himalayan peak, and it is of particular significance to the Sherpas.

On the North Side of Everest in Tibet, a similar process is starting to take place. The first teams will begin arriving in Base Camp on that side of the mountain later this week. The difference is, while those climbing in Nepal have to spend more than a week trekking to BC, those on the Chinese side can drive there instead. That process still stakes a couple of days, which helps to give the climbers some time to acclimatize, but access is far faster and easier. As a result, the mountaineers probably aren’t quite as ready for the altitude when they reach BC, but they are perhaps a bit more rested.

Over the next few days, more and more teams are expected to reach Base Camp on both side of Everest. From there, the climbing season will truly start to get underway. It won’t be long before we begin reporting on acclimation rotations to higher camps and start looking for weather windows. But summit bids are still at least a month off and there is a lot to do before anyone can even begin to think about that happening. Of course, we’ll be keeping a close eye on those schedules as the 2019 season continues to unfold.

Autor : Kraig Becker

* source: –  Himalaya Spring 2019: Teams Arriving in Base Camp

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Trekking in Nepal Himalaya : GOKYO, KALA PATTAR and EVEREST BASE CAMP TREK (19 days).

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Video: Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek – with Nepal Trekking Routes.

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– Overview of Trekking Routes in Nepal.  Expedition in Nepal with Nepal Trekking Routes (Ama Dablam, Annapurna, Makalu, Manaslu, Pumori)

– Ama Dablam Expedition – Expedition in Nepal.

– Trekking in Nepal Himalaya : GOKYO, KALA PATTAR and EVEREST BASE CAMP TREK (19 days).

– Everest Base Camp – CLASSIC treks. / Version polish and english /

– Trekking in Nepal Himalaya : EVEREST HIGH VALLEY – Travel Guide. /Version english/

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15 days Nepal Everest Base Camp Trekking .

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High lights of this trip!
• Foothill of world’s tallest mountain
• World’s most extreme airport
• Sherpa heartland of Namche Bazaar
• Himalayan sunrise from 5545 m height
• Over 25 different mountain vistas
• Sherpa Villages

Lofty mountain vistas and peculiar multiethnic community contrive to form Nepal as a perfect hideaway holiday destination. When people talk about doing holiday in Nepal then a word comes in a mind at first i.e. Himalayas. From world’s tallest mountain Mt. Everest to over 19000 mountain peaks make Nepal a Himalayan country. Moreover, presence of 8 mountains in Eight Thousands club proves that Nepal truly is an ideal for Himalayan walking routes. Among such stupendous walking trails Everest Base Camp Trekking route is an epitome of all Nepal Trekking Routes. An abode of Mt. Everest (8848 m) preserved by intrepid Sherpa people the Khumbu region hosts this alluring trekking trip.

 Everest Base Camp

Relish jaw dropping scenery of more than 20 mountains and traverse through temperate to alpine forests belt during Everest Base Camp Trekking. The joyous yet adventurous flight to world’s most extreme airport is the gateway towards Khumbu. Once trekkers meet the complete trekking crew members of Welcome Nepal Treks & Tours in Lukla the walking starts. Passing by tranquil hamlet of Phakding along the Dudhkoshi River trekkers would entice majestic view of Mt. Everest for the first time on trek moments before reaching Namche. Phakding rest on first day is preliminary adjustment to body while the rest in Namche is proper acclimatization before embarking on high altitude trekking. The hub of Sherpa and major marketplace of Khumbu the Namche Bazaar is vibrant with eateries, bars and lodges. Acclimatization hiking of Everest View Hotel endows breathtaking scenery of mountains like Mt. Amadablam, Thamserku, Tabuche, Nuptse, Lhotse, Everest and others. The terrain and forests around Khumbu Valley is a joy to behold. The trail from Namche to spiritual hill station of Tengboche Monastery is full of rhododendron and pine trees.

Get some blessings from monks of this holy monastery before embarking further towards Dingboche. The monastery is equally famous during Mani Rimdu Festival.
High altitude trekking requires extreme care and guidance. Trekkers should heed instructions from our trekking leaders who are highly experienced in mountain trekking management. Another acclimatization hiking takes place on Nagarshan Hill. Transcending hills and mountains amalgamated scenery would definitely overwhelm trekkers. From Dingboche following the distant sight of Mt. Pumori (7161 m) trekkers reach Lobuche passing by Thukla Memorial Pass. This pass is commemorated to highlight the intrepidity of mountaineers like Babu Chiri, Pasang Lhamu, Scott Fischer, Rob Hall and others during Everest expedition. The moraines and glaciers pave way towards Gorakshep from Lobuche. This is the last camping or rest place during Everest Base Camp Trekking. The place is very tranquil nestled on the foothill of Kalapathar (5545 m).

Everest view from Kalapathar (5545 m)

About 2 hours of walking take trekkers to iconic Everest Base Camp (5365 m). Leave your foot prints on this legendary place. This moment of yours can be shared for generations to come as you have stepped on the soil once stepped by legendary mountaineers Sir Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay back in 1953 during first Everest Successful Summit expedition. Enthralling moments don’t stop here. Early morning hiking of Kalapathar for enigmatic sun rising from casement of Himalayas would raise the spirit of Himalayan holidaying journey. Take the same trail back to Lukla for flight to Kathmandu.
Relish the deity of Himalayan walking holiday trail. Form a vivacious and momentous tale associated with iconic Everest Base Camp. We ensure impeccable hospitality and quality services during Everest Base Camp Trekking. Come and let’s trek towards Khumbu the home of mountains and Sherpa.

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Choose Best Trekking Tour In Nepal And Get Thrilling Experience.

Nepal is one of the most popular destinations in the world. Most of the people visit Nepal, especially for trekking. The trekking is famous activity in Nepal that attracts the people visit Nepal on their vacation. Annapurna Base Camp Trekking tour provides fun, thrilling and adventure filled trekking route in Nepal. This trekking is most popular among the travelers across the world. During the Annapurna base camp trek  trip, you can view the popular place like Dhaulagiri, Himchuli, Neelgiri, Machhapuchhre, Annapurna series and others.

Today, broad ranges of the travel company are offering the Nepal trekking tour. They provide the variety trekking tour in Nepal such as Annapurna base camp trekking, Everest base camp trekking, short and easy trekking, Tamang heritage trekking and others. The company offers the experienced support crew of Trekking routes in Nepal. They provide high-quality service to their customers when presenting the Nepal cultural, tradition and natural wonders.

Everest Base camp trekking tour

Are you looking to explore the beautiful mountain view of Nepal?

Then the Everest base camp trek  is an ideal option. In the trekking tour, you can explore the mountain villages, green valley. snow covered hill peak and others. It provides the exclusive and thrilling trekking experience to the travelers. The month of March and May, Sept and November is the best time to visit the Everest base camp trekking tour. It is difficult to treks in the wet season so you can plan the Everest trekking tour in best time. This trekking tour brings the travelers close to the Nepal culture and tradition. In the Everest trekking, the travelers pass with the wonderful Everest High Passes, famous Namche Bazaar, Buddhist Monasteries, Dudhkoshi River, Imjatse valley and others on the trail.

Annapurna Circuit tour

The Annapurna circuit trek  is another popular trekking routes to explore the beauty of Nepal. The trail provides the huge range of the terrain and also explores the natural, tradition and rich cultural of the Annapurna region. The Annapurna Circuit trekking tour is one of the greatest treks in Nepal. The Annapurna circuit trekking provides the huge range of beautiful views such as Annapurnas, Dhaulagiri, Langtang Himal, Manaslu, Macchupucchre, and others. The visitors can leave the comfort zone and then explore the breathtaking landscape of Nepal in the trekking trip. The Annapurna circuit trekking tour is best trekking trail that allows the trekkers can view the mountain villages, valleys, high passes, mountains, and others.

Get Adventure And Thrilling Experience By Trekking In Nepal

Are you planning the trekking tour with your family? Do you need to trek in the Snow-clad Mountains? Do you want to explore the sky-high peaks and natural beauty of mountain? Nepal is one of the most popular destinations in the world. Huge ranges of the people are visiting Nepal on their vacation. The adventure lovers visit the land of cultural diversity and mountains at anytime the year. In the Nepal Trekking tour, the travelers explore the culture, tradition, mountain peak and others. Most of the travel company offers the huge range of the packages for trekking in Nepal such as Everest region, Langtang region, Manaslu region, Annapurna region, and others. you can choose best trekking tour depends on your budget and vacation.

Enjoy trekking in Nepal

The adventure lovers choose the Nepal treks to get the thrilling and adventure experience. The popular trekking tours in Nepal are Kanchenjunga Base Camp, Annapurna Base Camp, Everest Base Camp, and others. The trekking tour provides the reliable experience for the travelers. The traveler treks in the rocky and mountains paths. In the trekking, you can see the monasteries, lakes, forests, rivers, world’s tallest foothill mountain and others. The langtang valley trekking is the most popular trekking trail of Nepal. By selecting the budget trekking tours packages and enjoy your vacation with your family and friends. With the help of the trekking tour in Nepal you can create the unforgettable moment with your family.

Choose best Langtang valley trekking tour 

The Langtang Valley Trek is popular for its cultured villages. It is the best option for the individual who looking to explore the snow-covered mountain peak, beautiful landscape, Langtang culture, and others in the Langtang region. The langtang valley trek provides the rich experience of the snow magic, beautiful backdrops, challenging terrains and others. This trekking tour starts from the Kathmandu and ends to Syabru Bensi.

If you need to spend the holiday worth in Nepal then the adventure Nepal trekking is an ideal option. The Trekking In Nepal gives the lifetime opportunity to explore the beauty of the mountain. The Langtang trekking provides the Langtang Ri point and great views of Makalu, Annapurna and others. The trek provides the opportunity to view the local culture and beautiful glaciers at the low altitude. With the help of the Langtang valley trekking, you can enjoy the vacation with the local people. It offers the stunning mountain views in Nepal.

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Video: Everest Trekking – with Nepal Trekking Routes.

I want to present you a video about : Everest Trekking – with Nepal Trekking Routes. Mostly, I recommend this video because you can watch the beautiful views of many peaks in the Everest area.

This video shows how good it is on trekking with a good agency that cares about its clients.

* source: –  Everest Trekking

** see also: – https://himalman.wordpress.com/category/video/

– Trekking – posts on my site :

– Overview of Trekking Routes in Nepal.  Expedition in Nepal with Nepal Trekking Routes (Ama Dablam, Annapurna, Makalu, Manaslu, Pumori)

– Ama Dablam Expedition – Expedition in Nepal.

– Trekking in Nepal Himalaya : GOKYO, KALA PATTAR and EVEREST BASE CAMP TREK (19 days).

– Everest Base Camp – CLASSIC treks. / Version polish and english /

– Trekking in Nepal Himalaya : EVEREST HIGH VALLEY – Travel Guide. /Version english/

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Overview of Trekking Routes in Nepal.

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Nepal Trekking Routes Pvt. Ltd. was registered in 2013 as a trekking company with the Department of Tourism and Department of Company Registration. It is a licensed trekking agency with the permission to operate trekking and tourism activities in any part of Nepal.

Nepalese Himalayan terrain has offered varieties of stunning trekking routes for a large number of tourists across the world. However, the best trekking route in Nepal depends on individual preferences based on features offered by different treks in Nepal. In this blog post, you will get an overview of a few popular treks, according to scenery, popularity and culture, while those offered by almost every reputed trekking group in Nepal.

Trekking to the Everest Base Camp

Trekking to the Everest base camp acts as an excellent option for all individuals looking to explore various Sherpa villages to relish many close-up views of the world famous high mountain peaks.

Based on outstanding trekking experience it offers, we can say that EBC trekking route is one of the best options to trek in Nepal. We all know that reaching to the summit of the worldwide highest mountain peak i.e. the Mount Everest is a pinnacle of all other adventures.


EBC Trek Nepal Trekking Routes

However, reaching to the base camp of the almighty Mount Everest is also a big adventure. In addition, the trek lets you to have glory for walking on traversed mountain trail followed by legendary mountaineers while you pass from roaring Dudhkoshi River, high mountain passes of the Mount Everest, famous Namche Bazaar and many Buddhist monasteries on your trail accompanies with stunning vistas of the entire Himalayan Mountain region.

Trekking to the Annapurna Circuit Region

Annapurna circuit is another famous trekking route in Nepal. This trail traverses from a large number of terrains to allow you explore the natural diversity and rich culture prevailing in the entire Annapurna mountain region. In addition, the trekking route lets you to get panoramic views of famous mountains named Mount Annapurna I, Annapurna II and Annapurna III, along with other mountains named Mountain Langtang Himal, Mount Manaslu, Mount Dhaulagiri and Mount Machhapuchhre.

Other than this, you will get ample of natural and cultural beauty to awe-inspire yourself in various regions of the entire Annapurna Circuit trek. If this is not enough, the trail provides you with various acclimatization processes, as it traverses from varieties of landscapes from deep jungles to alpine forests, along with lush valleys and arid peaks and passes from hospitable villages from the worldwide deepest gorge.

Manaslu Circuit Trek

Manaslu Circuit Trek is another remarkable trekking route in Nepal highlighting remarkable panoramas of various mountain peaks belonging to the border of Nepal and Tibet. The trek moves across the stunning Mount Manaslu, known as the eighth worldwide highest mountain and goes to its highest point i.e. at Larkya Pass to give you magnificent views of the entire Manaslu region.

Moreover, the trail traverses many fabulous mountain panoramas, villages of both Tibetan and Hindu style, ancient Buddhist monasteries and many more. Along with this, secluded, remote, diversified and enriched topography of the entire Manaslu Circuit trekking gives fabulous experience for all individuals want to get benefits of adventurous trail to explore many scenic beauties of the entire Himalayan region.

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