अंधेरा

Annapurna Circuit Trek Review - The Good, The Bad & The Ugly

Chase Mountains
सदस्यता लें
दृश्य 7 858
96% 221 9

The Annapurna Circuit is (or perhaps was) one of the finest treks in the world, but a lot has changed in recent years, including the new jeep road which you need to know about before you book anything! Don’t miss this video where I give my honest opinion about this trek.
In terms of the roads, it is undoubtedly good for the local people - however, I feel like trekkers should be aware of this before they book, and there's a lot of false information fed by trekking companies out there about the side trails that are supposedly built for the trekkers to escape the Jeeps. My aim here is to show anyone considering the Annapurna Circuit what to expect.
As for the trash, crowds and human feces - clearly we need help from Nepal to clean up after ourselves! #before2020
Visit my Website
www.basecamptraining.com.au
-----------------------------------------------------------------------
Smash the like button and share this video!!
-----------------------------------------------------------------------

|| Links I Mention in this video: ||

------------Trekking Fitness Program ------------
Trekking Fitness Program Free Trial: basecamptraining.com.au/free-trial/

------------Trekking Gear for Guys ------------
See all my recommended gear for a nepal trek here: kit.com/TrekkingFAQs/basic-trekking-kit-male

------------Trekking Gear for Ladies ------------
And the recommended kit for Females as well!: bit.ly/KilimanjaroKitFemales

-------------10 Pieces Movement-------------
Take 10 Pieces of Trash with you from every hike!
www.10pieces.com.au/
----------- Facebook Group-------------
Join our community and get insiders videos here!
facebook.com/groups/168079483814341/
Please feel free to join our Facebook Group. I post extra content here that doesn't make it to IN-vid, and you can post photos, videos, ask questions and interact with other trekkers.
------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

------------Train Hard, Climb High------------
Get the Base Camp Tee I'm wearing here!
👕 bit.ly/2NjCbUA👕

Media Equipment I used to make this video

-----------Lapel Mic-------------
BOYA by M1 Lavalier Microphone
amzn.to/2Bo5P4j
-------------Camera & Lens-------------
Canon 650D Sigma Lense
amzn.to/2qXwQFC
**Some links are affiliate links

Hi guys my name is Chase Tucker and I'm a online personal trainer, trek leader and creator of Base Camp Training and my IN-vid Channel Trekking FAQs.
I this video I review the Annapurna Circuit Trek, and discuss the good the bad and the ugly. One thing I didn't mention is that to avoid the crowds its possible to do the Annapurna Circuit in the winter months like December, January and February, although, rug up because it will be very cold!
I created this channel to share what I've learnt over a short lifetime of loving the wilderness and what it has to offer. I'm passionate about preparing people, fitness wise, to have a great time in the mountains and to show them that it's worth preserving for the future.
QUESTION?: Have a question about trekking, altitude sickness, trekking gear, training for trekking or anything else? Post in the comments below!
Subscribe to Trekking FAQs on IN-vid here: in-vid.net/u-TrekkingFAQs
Chase on Social Media
Instagram - instagram.com/chase_mountains/
Facebook - facebook.com/chase.j.tucker
Visit my Website
www.basecamptraining.com.au
#annapurnacircuit #10pieces #before2020

 

16/01/2019

शेयर करें:

शेयर करें:

वीडियो डाउनलोड करें:

लिंक लोड हो रहा है.....

में जोड़े:

मेरी संगीतसूची
बाद में देखना
टिप्पणियाँ 114
Chase Mountains
Chase Mountains 6 महीने पहले
What do I think you should do instead? Maybe Langtang, Manaslu, or maybe Mardi Himal. See my review here in-vid.net/video/%E0%A4%B5%E0%A5%80%E0%A4%A1%E0%A4%BF%E0%A4%AF%E0%A5%8B-93kzWbuvMks.html
LukaFinn
LukaFinn 19 दिन पहले
I did the Annapurna circuit in 1998. Truly magical. I was thinking of doing it again in a year or two. After watching this video I don’t think I will. I think it would break my heart remembering how it was.
LukaFinn
LukaFinn 19 दिन पहले
@Chase Mountains Definitely. Nepal is calling me back.
Chase Mountains
Chase Mountains 19 दिन पहले
I can tell you from experience that it is heartbreaking, choose another trek!
NorthOf40
NorthOf40 24 दिन पहले
Thank you for the review. Trekking the Annapurna circuit has been on my list for 20 years and I have recently been thinking it's time to make it happen. Started looking into it and I heard about this road and the overcrowding. Your review has been the most informative and honest though. I am now going to look for another trek. Vehicles and overcrowding are not qualities I am looking for at all. Subscribed to your channel. Will check out some of your other suggestions.
Chase Mountains
Chase Mountains 24 दिन पहले
It's a sad truth but it's still the truth. I would love to propose a more proactive solution to the problem but I guess it's really up to the government and also travellers to demand action on plastic use especially. Vote with your money !
TDubya811
TDubya811 महीने पहले
That sucks! I started the AC in July 2007 but abandoned it after 1 day due to thick cloud cover at that time of year - it felt kinda pointless to miss all the views. I always promised myself that I'd return to do it because it'd allways be there; and 2020 was gonna be the year however... After watching your review (and I really appreciate the honest heads up) - it sounds like they have pretty much destroyed the whole experience. There is no way in hell I am walking along a crowded, dusty jeep track covered in human waste and plastic.
Stephen Rubenstein
Stephen Rubenstein महीने पहले
I was planning on doing the Annapurna circuit (reduced version with a number of jeep rides thrown in, especially over the heavy traffic sections) which includes around 9 days of trekking in total. The plan is to go at the end of November, beginning of December. Do you think the traffic on the road will be better then (and less hikers too) due to the time of year? So perhaps not as bad as how some of the video clips appeared to be?
Stephen Rubenstein
Stephen Rubenstein महीने पहले
@Chase Mountains thanks Chase!
Chase Mountains
Chase Mountains महीने पहले
Hey mate, yeah by the end of November it should have calmed down a lot I would say. It will be getting pretty chilly by then so rug up! Best of luck on the pass, it could be snowy!
Chris Herbert
Chris Herbert महीने पहले
We have booked and are travelling later this month. I am so sad that the jeep tracks are there but if you look at it from the nepalese point of view, it is possibly a good idea. Creating developement for the region and helping the locals upgrading their lifestyle. The best thing that we can do is make the area better when we leave by taking out rubbish and not be so ignorant. We trekked back in 2015 just after the earthquake and i will be very interested to see how Kathmandu has recovered since then. Loved your video.
mitchell miller
mitchell miller 2 महीने पहले
You seem to be in really good shape. What do you think of the K2 Base Camp Trek? I'll bet that is REALLY tough. And Kanchenjunga as well. Very remote and tough.
Er. GOT
Er. GOT 2 महीने पहले
honestly, i agree with your review...our tourism board should keep in mind about the consequences faced by the tourist and solve them... but mate i think they are planning to mitigate these challanges and make visit Nepal 2020 successfull
Er. GOT
Er. GOT 2 महीने पहले
@Chase Mountainsyeah, bro any idea about langtang Valley trek....
Chase Mountains
Chase Mountains 2 महीने पहले
Er. GOT i hope so! Thanks for your comment!
Pujan Pradhan
Pujan Pradhan 2 महीने पहले
don't worry there are lots of trekking destination in nepal ...Visit nepal 2020.. be positive transportation is very important in rural area
kezour
kezour 2 महीने पहले
I am strongly discouraged to do the AC :( unless i get clear maps in how to avoid jeep tracks. Please let me know. I will rather try to find different options to treck.
Ravi Munnangi
Ravi Munnangi 3 महीने पहले
yes - before its too late and entire trail end up with jeep trail like Leh and it becomes a riders paradise from trekkers paradise
E Ventura
E Ventura 3 महीने पहले
Great video, so true. Just came back from the circuit. I'm glad I went on low season and the trails were empty, very very few people and just enough to make friends with for life. We were lucky that the weather was amazing and no rains yet. The Jeep track is something for sure..it didn't bother us because was not a busy time, I can't imagine how bad can be on high season. And yes,=one thing that really bothered me was the garbage and amount of plastic bottles left behind by people. I know selling wather is good business for locals but something should be done in this regard. Maybe invest in treated water and sell nalgene bottles ONLY, I don't know... The amount of trash is something else. Thanks for the video.
E Ventura
E Ventura 3 महीने पहले
Totally.... I used the straw filter all the way and bought sometimes from the water stations. Thank you. Great video again... keep it on 👌👌
Chase Mountains
Chase Mountains 3 महीने पहले
E Ventura yeah I made this after my trip in October 2018, and yeah, with the water it’s up to the individual to make their own changes in terms of plastic reduction, my recommendation would be to use a steripen. Glad you enjoyed it though!!! It’s great to hear!
talin nalo
talin nalo 3 महीने पहले
👍👍👍👍👍👍👍👍👍👍👍👍👍👍👍👍👍
Just Walk — Japan
Just Walk — Japan 4 महीने पहले
Wow! Just wow! I hiked the Annapurna Circuit in November of 1979. Obviously, it's radically different. It's really not a trek anymore, in any meaningful way. Of course, the villagers probably like the road, presuming they can now think about visiting Kathmandu, and probably get more modern goods more easily and cheaply. I suppose there are guest houses all the way up to Manang now, so that will mean some income to the villages. Still, it's looks like a godawful, over-crowded mess. As you say, there needs to be strict controls of the number of people and their waste, aside from the incompatibility of hikers and jeep dust. Thanks for the wonderfully informative video, though it leaves me feeling sad.
Chase Mountains
Chase Mountains 4 महीने पहले
@Just Walk - Japan I saw your channel! cool! Take care of that soleus! I've got some ankle and knee health vids coming soon that might help :)
Just Walk — Japan
Just Walk — Japan 4 महीने पहले
Chase Mountains Yes, I think the Manang side and the pass opened in 1978. It was my first time in Asia and my first long walk - quite an eye-opener. Now I'm 70, just retired, and committed to the Shikoku 88 Temples Pilgrimage. I thought I was going to be walking it four or five times a year, starting this spring, but I sprained my soleus. I'm home in Tokushima, walking and vlogging. (IN-vid Just Walk - Japan) I hope to be back on the trail in October. Come on over!
Chase Mountains
Chase Mountains 4 महीने पहले
Wow indeed, I think we’ve got the record here on the earliest AC explorer in the comments section so well done! I really envy your experience from back then, what a completely different world it would have been, I don’t suppose you have any footage I can use hahahha? I have really gotten a lot of bad feedback about this video so its nice to read your comments - thanks for watching. Also, obviously your still hiking, what’s the secret to hiking longevity?
Marion Meinhardt
Marion Meinhardt 4 महीने पहले
This is rather depressing 🙄.. I mean sure I get its a busy trekk.. But i am convinced the masses on a bridge are also. Due to the group tours they have.. Where a bigger group at a time goes at once.. And sure as heck will pick up trash along the way.. Totally agree about limiting the ammount of ppl allowed to go up...
Chase Mountains
Chase Mountains 4 महीने पहले
@Marion Meinhardt no problem! yeah its totally possible to link the two and believe me it might seem hard on the internet but once you get to kathmandu, buy the manaslu and AC maps and it will be a lot clearer!
Marion Meinhardt
Marion Meinhardt 4 महीने पहले
@Chase Mountains i am not sure and I actually figured out a way to combine the two (to avoid parts of the street and do both peaks and tilicho 😏) and I would try as much without a guide (: internet is full of incorrect info.. That's why i keep asking here and instagram.. And helped a LOT 😏 thank you so much for answering!
Chase Mountains
Chase Mountains 4 महीने पहले
@Marion Meinhardt are you 100% sure you are required to have a guide for Manaslu? because i met a guy about 8 months ago in Tilicho who had just got back from Manaslu and he was definitely a solo trekker. I beleive you have been misinformed!
Marion Meinhardt
Marion Meinhardt 4 महीने पहले
@Chase Mountains yeah made me look at manaslu as i actually wanna be alone w myself - can do that on apc too proably but i have a feeling it would have more of the "being by yourself in a hostel" type feel- .. Having to have a guide at manaslu is sorta a downside though.. I can decide how I feel whrn I get there.. Thanks for showing this side too 😏
Chase Mountains
Chase Mountains 4 महीने पहले
Yeah it’s not my most inspirational video... this is the dark side of mass tourism I’m afraid. Nepal can be a wild and intrepid destination, but the AC, ABC, EBC treks... nah.
karupt
karupt 4 महीने पहले
I still want to do it. Where else in the world can I get views like this?
Chase Mountains
Chase Mountains 4 महीने पहले
karupt422 check the comment I pinned at the top of the comments section!
karupt
karupt 4 महीने पहले
@Chase Mountains do you know of any treks Similair to the annapurna circuit?
Chase Mountains
Chase Mountains 4 महीने पहले
karupt422 if you want to do it, do it! But as far as the views go, the Himalayas are pretty big! Lots of options
Alwin Benjamin
Alwin Benjamin 4 महीने पहले
Great video 👏 you're a good guy
Chase Mountains
Chase Mountains 4 महीने पहले
yay thanks for the vote of confidence Alwin hahhaa.
Yambolic
Yambolic 4 महीने पहले
I made a big mistake doing the Annapurna circuit last November (2018). Due to time constraints we trekked from Syange to Jomson and then took a bus back to Kathmandu. Sorry Chase, I can't recognise your ugly bits. It wasn't overcrowded, litter wasn't too bad (Kathmandu is filthy, mind) and saw no human waste on the trail. Sure the jeep road now covers a lot of the circuit but there's plenty of opportunity to get off it. If people want to travel by jeep then fair play to them but if you want to walk then you can of course do so. We took a jeep to Syange because of time constraints as I mentioned but walked the rest. The people are fantastic, the mountains are awesome some of the hills are steep - from Upper Pisang to Ghyaru was not good as previous trekkers have decided that nice long zig-zags are so last year and the trail goes almost straight up! Anyway, the AC is great. stop putting people off. Oh, and the big mistake? I was 67 last November (68 now) and the mistake was not doing the AC 30 years ago. Forget the road, it's still awesome.
mitchell miller
mitchell miller महीने पहले
@Yambolic I couldn't agree more. Go for it! Best Wishes and be safe at all times. No fooling about.
Yambolic
Yambolic महीने पहले
@mitchell miller I don't know if it'll be better or worse Mitchell but go and do it anyway! My flight to Kathmandu is booked for this coming November and we are going to do Gokyo and maybe some more - but we won't be flying into Lukla; only snowflakes fly in lol. Like you I don't know if this will be tougher or not but I'm a year older (and certainly no wiser) but hey, you've got to do it while you can. My trekking companions were a couple of young pups - early 50s - they managed OK lol.
mitchell miller
mitchell miller 2 महीने पहले
Thank You Yambolic! I'm 59 and you have inspired me. I should do this. I did the Everest Panorama. I found the 2nd day, getting up to Namche to be fairly miserable. But this might not be as bad.
Chase Mountains
Chase Mountains 2 महीने पहले
Yambolic good to hear a more positive side. I’m sure some are relieved! Thanks for your comment!
Fitness Knowledge
Fitness Knowledge 4 महीने पहले
I came here to do the trek but since i found out was it was 80% road didnt do it. Very annoyed cost ruffly about 50 aus a day by the time u do everything on the circuit. Im here know
Chase Mountains
Chase Mountains 4 महीने पहले
A couple of people have commented that there are "side trails" so maybe you can go looking for them. They aren't marked on any maps that I have seen, also my guide had no idea about them. If they are there they need to be better marketed!
KristophShmit
KristophShmit 4 महीने पहले
Now I'm rather worried. I was considering trekking the Annapurna Circuit in about three years or so, after I've gotten out of the Army and have some money saved up. Now I'm not sure. Thanks for the video, it made me quite sad, but it's better to know. I want to explore the Himalayas, but now I may have to find a better starting route.
Jan Randles
Jan Randles 2 महीने पहले
@Chase Mountains Thanks Chase for this comment. The cultural aspects of the AC are what steered me away from the EBC. I am scheduled to go November 4 and hoping it will not be too crowded. Your comment about the culture has got me excited again.
Chase Mountains
Chase Mountains 4 महीने पहले
It depends what you want to get out of the trip! If you’re looking for a wild, remote, challenge away from people, (trekking tourists) this is not your trek. However if you want to see the Annapurna range in particular, to immerse yourself in those stories and the local people’s traditions/customs/history then for sure you can still do it and enjoy it, but at least you know what to expect. Don’t expect wilderness.
Jay Narasipura
Jay Narasipura 5 महीने पहले
After trekking to Everest base camp, I want to trek to Annapurna base camp. Now I am confused. Thanks for the review
Chase Mountains
Chase Mountains 5 महीने पहले
Jay Narasipura Annapurna Circuit and Annapurna Base Camp are two completely different treks on opposite sides of the range. Annapurna Base Camp is a really great trek. Hope that clears up the confusion
Susan Thapa
Susan Thapa 5 महीने पहले
Hello I am from nepal. I respect your intetion of making an honest review on AC. But in my opinion your points are just discouraging people to do AC trek. I had been trekking the himalayas since I was 15 until I came to australia. You might have already known that way up to manang is not too distracting or unpleasant at all. But the way from mustang to tatopani is polluted and unpleasant of course . But the best alternate nowadays has been taking a bus ride from mustang to tatopani and continuing to walk from tatopani again. Many tourist do that nowadays and they think this doesnt effect their trekking experience. As you know there is an original trail from besisahar al the way up to thorong la, people dont care about the jeeo track on this part. That is why I think your video should have focused more on the mustang-tatopani part rather than the whole circuit. And talking about pollution on the circuit, people can still see the fresh blue water of marsyangdi river and the trail non-jeep track trail is still clean and natural as before.
Susan Thapa
Susan Thapa 5 महीने पहले
And maybe, just maybe, nobody told you about the side tracks.
Susan Thapa
Susan Thapa 5 महीने पहले
Even if 200 people start the trekking at the same day, I can gurantee that people wont feel AC crowded as EBC
Tractor on the road
Tractor on the road 5 महीने पहले
I find this video little manipulative.. :-(
Tractor on the road
Tractor on the road 4 महीने पहले
@Chase Mountains ok, thanks.
Chase Mountains
Chase Mountains 5 महीने पहले
Tractor on the road sorry to hear that! Not my intention just want to share my experience and give my honest opinion
Wil Vlasveld
Wil Vlasveld 5 महीने पहले
Walked this complete trek in October/november too. You are able to walk this trail with only 20km of dust road. Most of the side tracks are really beautifull and you are almost walking alone. Enjoyd the complete trek!
kezour
kezour 2 महीने पहले
hello wil, can you recomend how to avoid the jeep tracks? how to find the side tracks?
Jan Randles
Jan Randles 2 महीने पहले
So good to hear! Heading there soon. Thanks.
Chase Mountains
Chase Mountains 5 महीने पहले
Did you go with a guided group, if so give them a shoutout! If not, maybe you could shed some light on how to find them?
Anton Chigurh
Anton Chigurh 6 महीने पहले
Nope, not interested at all anymore!
Chase Mountains
Chase Mountains 6 महीने पहले
@Anton Chigurh maybe you could do mardi himal and then head up into the Annapurna Sanctuary, I go into more detail in this video in-vid.net/video/%E0%A4%B5%E0%A5%80%E0%A4%A1%E0%A4%BF%E0%A4%AF%E0%A5%8B-93kzWbuvMks.html
Anton Chigurh
Anton Chigurh 6 महीने पहले
@Chase Mountains Yeah bud, definitely interested in going to Nepal! Just not to Annapurna, looks awful. Couldn't think of anything worse, hiking with way too many people and hiking with cars and truck, yuck!
Chase Mountains
Chase Mountains 6 महीने पहले
Anton Chigurh 😔 sad but true, check the comments out for lots of other good options in Nepal like manaslu, langtang, Mardi Himal etc.
Ogyen La
Ogyen La 6 महीने पहले
Manaslu trek is another good option whereas around 90 % of the trails are left untouched making one of the most dormant treks in nepal to this day....on top of this its right next to annapurna circuit treak...
Mark I
Mark I महीने पहले
Hi> Im planning on doing Manaslu this November. What is like trekking in from Gorkha??
Jan Randles
Jan Randles 2 महीने पहले
@Ogyen La Hi, I am going in November and was planning the AC but now not sure that is what I am looking for although the views are magnificent. Did you recommend November for Manaslu or for AC? I am really discouraged now.
Ogyen La
Ogyen La 6 महीने पहले
@Chase Mountains personally i would recommend this trek to anyone who enjoys treking. Furthermore being born in those rugged mountains its best to visit there in november. On top of this you can explore beautiful TSUM valley on your sojourn....You're welcome!!!!!!!
Chase Mountains
Chase Mountains 6 महीने पहले
I haven't done Manaslu and I think it would be really cool to the circuit in conjunction with climbing Larkye Peak. I planned the trip commercially a few years ago but didn't get the min numbers :(
Sonnyshades
Sonnyshades 6 महीने पहले
After watching this, I have no desire to go to the Annapurna Circuit. It sucks how place in nature get so disgustingly overcrowded now because of social media. And over exploitation is common by people looking to make money at any cost.
Chase Mountains
Chase Mountains 6 महीने पहले
Sonnyshades i totally understand that. This wasn’t the desired result of the video but it’s inevitable. And if I saved you the effort of coming here only to be disappointed I’m glad. Thanks for your comment!
MI Hardik
MI Hardik 7 महीने पहले
I agree the road construction has annoyed the trekkers but please if you have the time please consider making separate video excluding the footages that aren't from circuit like bridge from EBC and that polluted river bank . IT'S SO DISCOURAGING for them who are already planning for the trip especially when you say words like bad and ugly . AC is still the best Himalayan trek . ACAP is trying to make alternative route . Thank you for bringing this burning issue in the circuit. NAMASTE!
Chase Mountains
Chase Mountains 7 महीने पहले
Namaste. My primary goal with this video is to help preserve the environment by raising awareness of these issues, not to make money for any group that profits from environment without properly caring for it in return. The images that I’ve used here are from a nepal. I am using them to display the environmental impacts that tourism (and the way we all currently act as humans) has on your beautiful country. Tourists and locals alike need to be more aware of their environmental impacts, otherwise it won’t stay beautiful! Yes, these images are shocking but they are very real, and so they’re relevant! Im glad that ACAP is building new trails but it’s really only part of the issue with AC. I don’t believe that not providing toilets, not correctly managing visitor numbers and hiding the ugly things away from the eyes of tourists like burying rubbish is the solution! and the video stays as is because it’s the truth! If a few people deciding not to do the AC is the price to pay for government intervention then that is a small price to pay. If your livelihood depends on AC then I suggest you think long term and spend your time encouraging real change from your leaders instead of encouraging me to hide the truth from potential visitors.
Luis M
Luis M 7 महीने पहले
soo shame on developing countries for building roads to help the population have a better life quality, shame on you for spoiling my trek!
Chase Mountains
Chase Mountains 7 महीने पहले
Luis M cool. I think you missed the point and probably listened to nothing I said though. 👍
Intrepid Road
Intrepid Road 7 महीने पहले
DON'T be discouraged by this video. I trekked the Annapurna Circuit in April 2018 and it was amazing. We walked from Besisahar to Nayapul, using the NATT trails and they were - for the most part - off the road. Historically, being a region with severe undevelopment you need to expect that Nepal has the right to build roads to provide better access to regions for there own citizens as well as trekkers. Expect that you will be walking on road for some of your hike, but enjoying amazing scenery for the most part. Afterall, the mountain vistas and Nepali hospitality have are still what they were. I would highly recommend doing the Tilicho Lake side trek as well as walking the whole circuit, even after Jomsom. The trails near Kalopani are simply incredible and are very easy to keep off the road if you stick to the Eastern side. Happy trekking ;)
Martin Koopmans
Martin Koopmans 5 महीने पहले
@Intrepid Road I'm fully on board with this. The NATT trails do offer an escape from the jeep roads but hearing them in the back ground takes away the feeling of solitude. I've done the full trip twice (2014 & 2017) and noticed a big change between those two years already. Take the Mustang trail North from Kagbeni and you'll miss the windy road walk to Jomson. I can only wish I had done this trek in the nineties. I still recall going up to the Annapurna basecamp in 1996. That was a different world all together. Still: Nepal is epic! no just the mountains but most of all, the people! Happy travels!
Intrepid Road
Intrepid Road 5 महीने पहले
@Chase Mountains [ACAP NATT Trails Info] www.nepal-dia.de/Trekking_the_Annapurna_Circuit_with_the_new_NATT_trails_111017.pdf On the contrary, most people talk about how annoying the roads are and this is the reason why the overwhelming majorty of people bus or fly out from Jomsom. Little do they know that the section of trails after Kagbeni are truly breathtaking.
Chase Mountains
Chase Mountains 6 महीने पहले
Of course the Nepali have the right to build roads, and trekkers spending thousands of dollars to come from the other side of the world and expecting wilderness because of people creating bullshit reviews where they don't talk about the bad things is not ok with me. Trekkers have to right to know that the roads exist. I'm just telling it how it is. I'm interested in the Nayapul and NATT trails you're talking about perhaps they should me more obvious and maps and signs etc. Because it seems like everyone is walking on the road! If you've got info, share a link!
Travelling Conservationist
Travelling Conservationist 7 महीने पहले
Namaste Chase thanks for the great video and sincere feedback, I did EBC last year dressed as lion with a team dressed as tiger and leopard a real blast and great way to help raise awareness around the plight of the worlds big cats and the environment check us out at " www.trekforbigcats.com " we loved it and best of all the trail is not accessible to jeeps etc. was very keen to do the Annapurna trail bit seeing your video has made me rethink this, the Three passes is a great way to combine the EBC trail which i loved so much last year and we still get to work with the same schools that we distributed eco-freinldy bamboo toothbrushes last year so a win win. Is it possible to do Kanchenjunga afterwards, thanks again Gareth James Legg
Travelling Conservationist
Travelling Conservationist 7 महीने पहले
Chase Mountains hey Chase thanks for the reply we are now thinking of doing the three passes and EBC again just love that area and we want to distribute more bamboo toothbrushes to the kids and communities again so three passes works well for this. Have a great day and thanks Gareth 🦁
Chase Mountains
Chase Mountains 7 महीने पहले
Ranger Gareth hey man! What a great cause, I’ll check out the website!! I think Kanchenjunga BC is quite a mission on its own, something like 28 days. But if you’re up for it I’m sure you could!
Annemarie van Wyk
Annemarie van Wyk 7 महीने पहले
Thanks I appreciate the honesty. It changed my mind, going somewhere else in Nepal.
mitchell miller
mitchell miller 2 महीने पहले
@Chase Mountains I'm thinking about Ama Dablum Base Camp. Imagine being up close and personal with one of the most beautiful mountains in the world. Either that or Annapurna Base Camp. You get REALLY close to the most dangerous mountain. And it's beautiful too obviously.
Chase Mountains
Chase Mountains 6 महीने पहले
Where are you headed Annemarie? Got any ideas you want to share?
Dragos Dirlea
Dragos Dirlea 8 महीने पहले
I need to say that some pictures or videos sequences are fake and not related to the AC. The overcrowded Bridge at 7:52 is from the trek Lukla-everest after Namche Bazaar, so what's the point of mixing up different routes. And it seems partially that you copied videos from other people.
mitchell miller
mitchell miller 2 महीने पहले
@Chase Mountains Why would he need CPR if he took the jeep all the way??
Intrepid Road
Intrepid Road 7 महीने पहले
I'd walk the whole thing, but Chamje to Manang is amazing. The view from Ghyaru overlooking the Annapurnas is the best on the whole circuit. Also, you're walking at a great time of the year. Less busy and lovely snow capped mountains views. Enjoy
Chase Mountains
Chase Mountains 7 महीने पहले
Dragos Dirlea people certainly are crazy enough do take the Jeep all the way to Manang. I performed CPR on one of them after he collapsed and was brought into a tea house I was in. (He died) If you give people the option to drive (or fly for that matter) to 3500m they’ll assume it’s safe, and for sure someone will be there to take their money if they want to take a Jeep. In terms of the road. My experience is that are no rules. Any track wide enough will be driven on by bike or by Jeep probably will be. Nothing is sacred. Enjoy the trip. Let me know how you found the tracks I’d be happy to hear your opinion.
Dragos Dirlea
Dragos Dirlea 7 महीने पहले
Chase Mountains your video is about promoting the environmental programm, no bad idea at all. On the other hand it frightens people of doing the AC because of your bads and ugly. We are a group of five doing the circuit in 2 months, some of them are now somehow discouraged because of the Jeeps on the route. I think almost everyone ends the trek in Jomsom and take the bus/plane to Pokhara. And no one might be that crazy to take the Jeep up to Manang and start the trek from 3500m. We start from Chyamche for example. What was your experience with the road and Jeeps from Chyamche to Manang? Viewing all the other recent videos, there are almost all on little side paths next to the river or through the forest.
Chase Mountains
Chase Mountains 7 महीने पहले
Dragos Dirlea true, you’ve done well to notice that. I had to use my footage, I can’t afford to buy the rights to other footage. and I simply didn’t have any videos of the busy trails that in this landscape format (only some from my iPhone) I guess that’s what you have to sacrifice when watching a IN-vid video verses a professional production. But a profesional production will have a commercial agenda. This video does not, I made to to get a point across to help you and others out.
Mandarin Motion
Mandarin Motion 8 महीने पहले
Hi Chase, thanks for the review, we are a fellow Aussie fam of 4, our two kids being 11 and 13, and were training for the Annapurna Circuit in April, it's actually our homeschool project integrating all our learnings while we prep for it :-) Like yourself, we are very privileged to have been on lots of wilderness extended hikes together in our beautiful backyard :-) Your review has put us off a little, we knew about the developing roads, but didn't think it was as much as 90% :-( , also our map does have these roads on the other side of rivers to the walking track...so we were believing the info around the walking tracks being separate to many of the roads etc. Since your review we have looked into Manaslu, a guide required for this one, and also by many accounts the pass, even though a little lower in altitude than the Annapurna, sounds harder. The altitude is going to be our challenge for this trip for us...the highest we have ever been was around 2500m at Tiger Leaping Gorge hike...but we had given ourselves up to 25 days to complete the Annapurna to take our time and acclimatise well :-) Do you feel a fit family, with time to acclimatise, would find Manaslu much harder? The other option would be Langtang, at least we can climb a peak with that one :-) That's pretty spekky for kids to say that they have climbed a peak in the Himalayas :-) That would only prob take us 10 days, so then with our remaining time maybe still go to Annapurna and Jeep to Manang and just do the side treks to explore, If we were to Jeep to Manang, would that be a problem as no opportunity to slowly acclimatise as we hike???? Or do Annapurna Base Camp....is this just as bad...is there a suggested place to start and finish the ABC to avoid most of the roads??? Any help you can offer would be great...would prob help other families too, most families can only ever afford to go to these places once, and some experienced knowledge to help make the best trail choice for them I am sure is really appreciated :-)
Mandarin Motion
Mandarin Motion 8 महीने पहले
@Chase Mountains Thanks, have sent a message, also been watching all your 'tip' videos, great for the kids to watch :-)
Chase Mountains
Chase Mountains 8 महीने पहले
Mandarin Motion hey there I’m happy to help, the comments section probably isn’t the best place for this just find me on Facebook by searching Chase J Tucker and we can chat
TheRealBobMarley 123
TheRealBobMarley 123 8 महीने पहले
Hi great video very informative was going to do the Annapurna circuit this October however this has really put me off, do you know of any alternative treks in Nepal?
Chase Mountains
Chase Mountains 8 महीने पहले
TheRealBobMarley 123 I’ve been around a bit yeah and I can recommend Mardi Himal, langtang, Kanchenjunga base camp, manaslu, mustang, dolpo. The only one of these that has a circuit that I am aware of is manaslu. Thanks for your comment man and I’m glad you found the channel!
Bianca Elzebroek
Bianca Elzebroek 8 महीने पहले
We already booked the ticket - but start worrying this trek is not really gonna bring what we are searching for...if I may believe your review.
Chase Mountains
Chase Mountains 2 महीने पहले
So did you go on the AC? How was it?
Chase Mountains
Chase Mountains 8 महीने पहले
Bianca Elzebroek I’ve talked to a lot of people that weren’t bothered at all by the roads. I guess it comes down to each person, and perhaps your group will take a different route to the one I did? 🤷🏽‍♂️ I’d be very interested to hear from you when you get back!
ashutosh shrestha
ashutosh shrestha 8 महीने पहले
you can go to langtang , manaslu , kanchenjunga ,mt api instead if you like solitude trekking in Nepal...
Chase Mountains
Chase Mountains 8 महीने पहले
ashutosh shrestha very true! Thanks buddy!
Sam Prior
Sam Prior 8 महीने पहले
Great honest review mate, I was planning on doing this trek later this year, but I guess I’ll look for something without all the jeeps. What a crying shame, but please tell me these roads/jeep tracks have been created for something more important than tourist transport?
Chase Mountains
Chase Mountains 8 महीने पहले
Thanks Sam, I cant speak for the motives of the decision makers but Im guessing they were made to ferry supplies, both for guest houses and locals, and inevitably, some enterprising dude with a Jeep saw a very lucrative business opportunity.
Peter Grewar
Peter Grewar 9 महीने पहले
Fantastic video. Love your honesty. It is quite obvious it pained you greatly and sincerely to speak negatively about any part of this magnificent region. I have heard and seen through other videos on the AC, it has largely become a gravel highway and not much fun. What trek would you recommend to someone looking to go on a trek that is truly free from the crowds and industrialization and all of the resulting "by-products" within this region?
Chase Mountains
Chase Mountains 8 महीने पहले
Peter Grewar depends what you like. Do to the 3 passes means you will pass through the EBC trek also, so that’s going to be busy. But the passes are great! But if you want to get away from the numbers of people for the entire time I’d go with Kanchenjunga BC.
Peter Grewar
Peter Grewar 8 महीने पहले
Trekking FAQs thanks very much. Would you rate these above EBC 3 passes?
Chase Mountains
Chase Mountains 9 महीने पहले
Peter Grewar if you wanted to do something small, try Mardi Himal. If you want to do something epic try Kanchenjunga Base Camp.... or WAY off the beaten track, Dolpo! All in Nepal and all free of Jeeps!
Hills Road Travels
Hills Road Travels 9 महीने पहले
Namaste Chase, Another good video 👍 and thank you for the honest review and supporting us. Hopefully the decision makers will do something.....
Chase Mountains
Chase Mountains 9 महीने पहले
Namaste guys! Yes I hope so too! The last thing I want is for people to avoid this trek but eventually they will if nothing is done to change the situation
Victoria
Victoria 9 महीने पहले
Thanks for the review! Which trek do you recommend for the first time? I plan visit Nepal this spring and do AC and Mardi Himal, but now I'm not so sure about that(
Chase Mountains
Chase Mountains 6 महीने पहले
Here's my Mardi Himal Review! in-vid.net/video/%E0%A4%B5%E0%A5%80%E0%A4%A1%E0%A4%BF%E0%A4%AF%E0%A5%8B-93kzWbuvMks.html
Chase Mountains
Chase Mountains 9 महीने पहले
@Longlakelady F no problem at all thanks for watching and commenting! I can't say for sure because it's been about 7 years since I was in the Manaslu area but I have heard that the situation there is much better than Annapurna,
Longlakelady F
Longlakelady F 9 महीने पहले
I was to Nepal for the first time in October to December 2018. I did the Lantang trek, which was great. Very few people, great views, and little trash. Then I did the Everest trek. I didn't make it to the base camp due to illness, but I felt it was very crowded. So many trekkers. porters, and animals. I much preferred the solitude of Langtang. Thank you for the review of Annapurna. I had heard some of this but to actually see the road and the amount of traffic, really put it in perspective. What do you think of the Manaslu circuit? (Especially in regards to numbers of people)
Chase Mountains
Chase Mountains 9 महीने पहले
Mardi Himal is a great first time trek. I did it just a few months ago and so the review is coming very soon! Maybe look into Langtang area as well!
अगला
1 SPECIAL FORCES SOLDIER vs 5 YOUTUBERS
10:14
Annapurna Circuit Trek - Trailer
3:33
Hiking Nepal's Annapurna Circuit
27:56
NEPAL: ANNAPURNA CIRCUIT 2019
19:59
Annapurna Circuit / Nepal / 2019
3:47
THIS IS INDIAN ROAD | Angry Prash
5:39
दृश्य 1 915 220