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

Written and photographed by Leonard Fong

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