While visiting Dikshya’s family, they wanted to take 10 days of their 20 day trip and do the Annapurna Circuit, a 136 mile trek around the base of Annapurna and add in a stop at Tilicho Lake (the worlds highest alpine lake). The circuit is one of the most beautiful treks in the world, moving from a tropical climate at 2,300 feet, to an arctic climate at nearly 18,000 feet. They did not need to carry their own food (the ubiquitous teahouses have meals for around $10 USD per/day) but needed to carry all their own clothing for both the jungle and alpine.
They stuck to the plan. For 10 days they trekked through the jungle in Jagat, up and over Thorong La Pass at 17,747 feet, down through the sacred Vishnu temple of Muktinath, across the windy city of Jomsom, and finally met Dikshya’s parents in Nayapul.
"For all 10 days, I only wore three pairs of Ridge Merino boxers and together we rarely took off our Convict Canyon Hoodies," Jonny said. (We never asked them how any of it smelled, but with our merino we’d wager it was peachy.)
Dikshya making her up the last few thousand feet to the summit of Thorong La Pass.
Jonny at Thorong La Base Camp in the Alpine Blue Mens Convict Canyon Hoodie.
The final stats on their trip totaled; 176.32 Miles, 42,031 feet of elevation gain, and 19 plates of Thakali Dhal Bat.
"Every step of a good adventure starts in your head and we hope to inspire you to make that first step happen." Dikshya said.
You don’t have to go to Nepal for an amazing adventure, but if you do, feel free to reach out to Jonny and Dikshya for some tips!