📸 — Day 7 & 8: Annapurna Circuit, Nepal

The sun is warm, but the breeze is cool from the higher altitude and surroundings covered in snow. We go to bed pretty early, around 8 pm every night… we did this preemptively in the event that the higher we climbed, the harder it would be to sleep due to the lack of oxygen… but a week in, we both were still sleeping great.

Oli has been listening to Chris Hadfield’s audiobook every night to fall asleep. His voice is very relaxing if you ask Maeghan… but Olivier would say that it kept him up and he is now motivated to be an astronaut (it might be a little bit late for that buddy).

We’ve lucked out so far with great weather, clear skies and sun every day. We’ve also lucked out with friendly fluffy dogs that have followed us along the way. Many puppies from various villages walk back and forth with trekkers in search for food… or maybe just company. But we had a nice fluff black pup appear and walk with us some of the way.

To date, the trail has been very easy. No pain, no stiffness — all very manageable ( I say that gracefully, as we met a couple of french tourists who had the worst time on the trek, blisters, colds, sore muscles etc..). But day 7 we had a big hill or mountain side to climb, making it our 3rd time strenuous accent .. which both of us did with ease.

People are so kind here, and every teahouse has been a special experience to stay in. Also, the wildlife has taken a turn for the great… and in a single day we saw yaks, goats, cows, Himalayan deer, blue sheep oh… and vultures. Like… REALLY REALLY BIG vultures.. they circle you and come close as you hike up the trail. Maeghan assumes they knew she would die later on.. but they were just looking out for a quick bite to eat… not a crazy girl waving her walking poles in fear.

Now that we arrived in Manang, we have a few days to acclimatize and give our legs a bit of a break.

Day Seven Summary:

Start time: 7:30am
Total distance: 13.4 km
Pisang → Nawal

Day Eight Summary:

Start time: 8:45am
Total distance: 11.7 km
Nawal→ Menang

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A Little Detour

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Our Little Detour🌏✈️ 👫

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hi there! Maeghan & Oli here — we’re checking in from our around-the-world tour. See pictures here, read content here 👉www.alittledetour.ca

A Little Detour

Hi there! Maeghan & Oli here - we're taking a break to travel the world and hope you'll join us for the ride. 🌏✈️ 👫 www.alittledetour.ca

Our Little Detour🌏✈️ 👫

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hi there! Maeghan & Oli here — we’re checking in from our around-the-world tour. See pictures here, read content here 👉www.alittledetour.ca

A Little Detour

Hi there! Maeghan & Oli here - we're taking a break to travel the world and hope you'll join us for the ride. 🌏✈️ 👫 www.alittledetour.ca

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