Road Road Road

If you go back 10 years the Annapurna circuit was one of the most beautiful treks in the world – nowadays parts of the trail have been widened to develop the main highway from Tibet to India. Highway meaning widened dusty road that cuts through the once tranquil Nepalese villages. The affect of this has been devastating to the local communities as trade has dropped considerably.

For me though I’ll still think it’s a remarkable area to trek around. About 30% has been affected over a 190 Km stretch and you still pass through the villages and head off piste every now and again.

So for the past 3 days we have trekked through woods – along small remote trails and we have also dodged diggers on the main dusty highway. The temperature has increased as we drop lower and lower – the humidity makes the day a tough one if your a so called Polar Explorer at heart.

Tomorrow we head away from the construction and up into the lush green mountains once more.

Author: Mark Wood

An established polar explorer and adventurer who operates within the extremes of our planet. His next expedition to Mount Everest will involve students from around the globe - this journal was set up to link directly with the teachers, students and the scouts who are involved in the journey.

2 thoughts on “Road Road Road”

  1. I’m glad we got to experience this now, looking at all the new buildings being created in the bigger towns we worried about the impact on the trail and the villagers. Our guide said over 25,000 people walked the circuit in 2017, a huge step up from the few thousands that did it when they were starting to lead about five years ago!

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