Annapurna
Annapurna

“Nepal is a place that keeps drawing me in,” says photographer and world traveller Leonard Fong. “This was my fourth visit leading up to a trek to the Everest Base Camp. Of the 88 countries and counting that I’ve been to, Nepal has some of the kindest people. While it’s an adventurer’s paradise, it’s also a place where you can find balance.”

“This particular trip took me to the Annapurna Circuit,” he continues, “which is one of the most beautiful treks in the world, and definitely the greatest physical challenge I’ve endured. Located in the Himalayas of central Nepal, the 10-day journey took me through Tibetan villages, breathtaking forests, river valleys, mountain ranges and an altitude of 17,769 feet on the Thorong La Pass, touching the edge of the Tibetan plateau. There’s an energy you get in the Himalayas that you can’t find anywhere else in the world.”

The further you venture into Annapurna, the more epic the views get.
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The further you venture into Annapurna, the more epic the views get. Discover the Surplus Collection
At the doorstep of the Himalayas after hours on a bumpy road with sheer cliffs.
At the doorstep of the Himalayas after hours on a bumpy road with sheer cliffs.
A vast field of yaks at Manang.
A vast field of yaks at Manang.
Morning glory.
Morning glory.
Upper Pisang yaks at 12,139 feet.
Upper Pisang yaks at 12,139 feet.
The flowing rock of Upper Pisang.
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The flowing rock of Upper Pisang. Discover the Trail Collection
Reflections on Gangapurna Lake.
Reflections on Gangapurna Lake.
One of many suspension bridges crossing valleys, rivers and gorges.
One of many suspension bridges crossing valleys, rivers and gorges.
Sweeping views of the Annapurna III and Gangapurna mountains in Ledar.
Sweeping views of the Annapurna III and Gangapurna mountains in Ledar.
The Himalayas' endless beauty, as seen from Thorong La high camp.
The Himalayas' endless beauty, as seen from Thorong La high camp.
Traditional Tibetan wool weaving at the sacred Muktinath site.
Traditional Tibetan wool weaving at the sacred Muktinath site.
The clear night sky above Thorong La high camp.
The clear night sky above Thorong La high camp.

Photographed and captioned by Leonard Fong

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