November 1 – 29
Thamel (5.5/10): Necessary place to get prepared for trekking from and has many delicious bakeries, but overall very loud, dirty and in-your-face.
Annapurna Circuit Trek (9.5/10): Perhaps the highlight of our trip, the only downsides are that the many cold nights and the boring Jomsom side.
100-Rupee Monk (9/10): A perfect way to acclimatize in Manang, even though he is a bit commercialized, if I’m allowed to say that.
Poon Hill (6.5/10): Way way too cold for Zhou’s sake (to limit the cold: wait for a half hour after the big groups leave before hiking yourself), but the sunrise was incredible.
Paragliding (6.5/10): The updrafts (I believe that’s what they are called) are supposed to be great here, but our stomachs couldn’t handle all the motion in the air.
Chitwan National Park (6/10): If you go in not expecting much (like we did), then it’s a fun place to waste a couple days.