Our staff: 24 days trekking around Annapurna

Kiwi.com’s claims specialist Lukáš Hermann took the longest trek around the tenth highest mountain in the world, Annapurna I in Nepal. Over 24 days he walked 400 kilometres and snapped his best highlights 

The Annapurna Circuit is one of the most popular treks in the world. It is between 160 and 230 km long, and it takes about 7 to 15 days to walk it through, depending on where the hike starts and ends. There are numerous side trips and extensions to the circuit which means it could take up to 25 days to walk the whole trail. Lukas tried the longest option and walked 400 km in  24 days — Lukáš Hermann
The Annapurna circuit is one of the most popular treks in the world. It is between 160 and 230km long, and it takes between 7 and 15 days, depending on where the hike starts and ends. There are numerous side trips and extensions to the circuit which means it could take up to 25 days to walk the whole trail. Lukáš chose the longest option and walked 400 kilometres in 24 days — Lukáš Hermann
The highest point on this trek is Thorang- La Pass, at hefty 5416m. The night before Lukáš had to sleep in a camp at 4800m and started his ascent at 4 am. The nights are obviously very cold up there, and it is very difficult to fall asleep at all as the rooms are shared even by 30 people — Lukáš Hermann
At 5,416 metres, Thorang- La Pass is the highest point of the circuit. The night before Lukáš climbed there he slept in a camp at 4,800 metres and started his ascent at 4am. The nights are very cold, and it was difficult to fall asleep because the rooms were shared by up to 30 people — Lukáš Hermann
People in Nepal are extremely friendly. The main ethnic groups around Annapurna Massif are Gurung, Thakali and Managba. The living conditions in this part of the world are not easy, but the Nepalese take it well with a big smile on their faces — Lukáš Hermann Nepal
People in Nepal are extremely friendly. The main ethnic groups around the Annapurna Massif are Gurung, Thakali and Managba. The living conditions in this part of the world are not easy, but the Nepalese take it well with a big smile on their faces — Lukáš Hermann
Dal bath’ is a traditional meal in Nepal. It consists of cooked rice and lentil/vegetable sauce. It can also be served with meat. Dal bath is served everywhere, all the time. Their beer is of good quality as well. The price is getting higher as you gain more and more altitude — Lukáš Hermann Nepal
Dal bath’ is a traditional meal in Nepal. It consists of cooked rice and lentil or vegetable sauce, but It can also be served with meat. Even Nepalese beer tastes great but the price gets higher as the altitude does — Lukáš Hermann
In case you need to spend more time in the toilet, they come with a great view. Hygiene is not the best one at this altitude, as the water freezes early in the evening and does not start running again until late morning. However, water stations can be found on the way and it also helps the local communities to collect some money from tourists — Lukáš Hermann
Toilets on the trek come with a great view. Hygiene is hard to maintain because the water freezes early in the evening and does not start running again until late morning. However, water stations can be found on the way and helps the local communities to collect some money from the tourists — Lukáš Hermann
Buddhismus and Hinduismus are widely practised in Nepal. It is also believed that Buddha was born in Lumbini, a place situated in the south of Nepal. Lukáš managed to see a few religious festivals and rituals while travelling in Nepal. The religious tolerance and harmony are visible nearly everywhere. — Lukáš Hermann
Buddhism and Hinduism are widely practised in Nepal. It is believed that Buddha was born in Lumbini, a town situated in the south of Nepal. Lukáš managed to attend a few religious festivals and rituals while travelling — Lukáš Hermann
Unfortunately, poverty can be seen everywhere in Nepal, as the economic situation is not on the best level. The country is also quite often hit by floods and earthquakes. Therefore visiting Nepal can help to improve the quality of life there — Lukáš Hermann Nepal
Unfortunately, poverty can be seen everywhere in Nepal. Also, the country is often hit by floods and earthquakes. Therefore, visiting Nepal can help to improve the quality of life there — Lukáš Hermann
These hairy and huge animals are called yaks. They are kept for their milk and meat. It is possible to order for a dinner yak burger with yak cheese on top of it. Delicious — Lukáš Hermann
These hairy and huge animals are called yaks. They are kept for their milk and meat. You can order a yak burger with yak cheese on top of it. Delicious — Lukáš Hermann
If you don’t feel like carrying your backpack, there always are Sherpas around to help you out. This service costs about 20 USD per day. Sherpas are regarded as great mountaineers and can also be hired as local guides — Lukáš Hermann Nepal
If you don’t feel like carrying your backpack, there always are Sherpas around to help you out. This costs about $20 per day. Sherpas are regarded as great mountaineers and can also be hired as local guides — Lukáš Hermann
Annapurna I is the tenth highest mountain in the world with 8091 metres above sea level. The whole massif is about 55 km long. ‘Annapurna’ means "Goddess of the Harvests" — Lukáš Hermann Nepal
Annapurna I is the tenth highest mountain in the world, standing at 8,091 metres above sea level. The whole massif is about 55km long. Annapurna means Goddess of the Harvests — Lukáš Hermann