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Annapurna Base Camp

A cache by Damo & Agyllian Send Message to Owner Message this owner
Hidden : 12/02/2004
Difficulty:
5 out of 5
Terrain:
5 out of 5

Size: Size: virtual (virtual)

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Geocache Description:

An easy to find Virtual in the Himalayas. However it requires a 5 day walk to reach it, at the risk of Acute Altitude Sickness, avalanches, sunburn, and exhaustion!

This cache is in the middle of the Annapurna Conservation Area at the end of the "ABC", Annapurna Base Camp trek at an altitude of 4126m. It is in a valley surrounded by some of the highest mountains on earth.
This trek takes 8-10 days to complete and I would advise a reasonable level of fitness although Agyllian and I were able to complete it with only a little bit of complaining! (OK, maybe a lot from Agyllian.)
Good Trekking shoes and a warm sleeping bag required. Pokhara is the starting point for Trekking in this area and there is plenty of information available before you start out.

All that is required to log this cache, is to take a picture of yourself with the monument behind ABC. Write your log and post your picture once you get back to "Civilisation".

Google satellite photo of the area!

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Small note regarding this cache: I have been in touch via mail with the Nepalese guide I went trekking with to the site of this Virtual Cache. I told him about the sport while we were trekking and he agreed with me that there shouldn't be a physical cache allowed in the conservation area. (even bottles of water are not able to be purchased there because they cause a rubbish problem. Have to carry your own bottles to be refilled.) He did agree that if the Virtual is allowed he would watch the monument for me as he visits the site frequently during the trekking season and I am in contact with him via email. In the slim chance the monument was destroyed by an avalanche or there are accessibility problems he will notify me.

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