Today was our day 1 at the Annapurna Circuit Trek. Annapurna Circuit Trek is one of the most popular ones in Nepal. After the lockdown, this is my first trekking in the popular trekking trails. We drove from Kathmandu at 8 am in the morning to Besisahar. When we reached in Thankot check post the traffic jam was terrible. And that took around 2 hours to clear the road and to have an easy drive.
We had lunch at Malakhu in a riverside hotel, ate Dalbhat, and then continued our journey to Besisahar. There was heavy rain and the road was not so good so we took an alternative way from nearby Dhumre for while. And finally, we reached Besisahar. From Besisahar we need to change jeep to Nagdi because the road was really bad and unable to drive the jeep we came from Kathmandu. We changed the jeep and drove to Nagdi and it took one and half hours to reach there.
We reached Nagdi around 6 pm in the evening and it was almost dark. After we reached in there we ordered tea and coffee and the hotel owner prepared the rooms for us. Because the hotel is not using that much because of no trekkers in that area because of the coronavirus. Today was our first day is the trek and overall the day was tough and rough because at the beginning we had a big traffic jam and at the end, heavy rain and difficult to drive to our destination.
This is my first trek in this area since coronavirus hit all over the world, and stopped coming tourists in Nepal. I was feeling so happy and I am backing in my most loved job I do. I did many times Annapurna Circuit Trek; but this time after spending a whole year in Kathmandu and not seeing giant mountains.