Trekking Solo

by Andrew Stein

More than anything, trekking solo meant I could set my own pace, start when I wanted, break when I wanted, and take photos when I wanted. Because the Annapurna Base Camp trek is relatively popular, there were many others on a similar path to me, and oftentimes, I would run into the same faces again and again.

I knew that the views would be spectacular and the trek challenging, but I did not realize how much I would connect with some of the other trekkers along the way. These individuals added to the journey as much as any of the vistas. Here are some of those faces that made my trek so memorable.

At the Annapurna Sanctuary Lodge

Subash and I on the trail

Team Australia and me

Me with Team Korea

Jump shot

Gurung Wedding Photo

Hot Springs near Jhinu

Tilla and I have the same hat

The lodge at base camp

My new friend and I in Ghandruk

Guides, porters, and friends

Back in Pokhara, safe and sound