If you’ve never had the chance to take in the breathtaking sights of the Himalaya first hand, this is something that I would recommend without hesitation.
My memories of Himalaya hiking and bathing in the glorious sights of the Annapurna Massif after planning an unconventional route with a local guide were like nothing I’ve ever encountered before.
Having grown up hiking some of the most iconic locations in the world with my Father over the last forty years, there is something about being in places like this that more than gets under your skin.
It is almost like you feel a calmness that exists nowhere else. I’ve found that my encounters with this magical world have transcended what I could have ever imagined, and now I am happy to convey the feeling of this through my series of original apparel; the Mountain T-Shirt.
After making my way from Pokhara, through Sarangkot, Kaski, Dhampus, Lumli, and Ghandruk to then take in the spectacular surrounds including the views of Machhapuchhare.
We then circled a clockwise route through smaller villages rather than the more popular anticlockwise route that tends to be much more mainstream.
This was substantially harder going as the altitude increases substantially in a very short time frame compared to the gentler approach from the east to the west.
But the effort was worth every arduous step when the going got tough, as the scenery unfolded in a way that not a lot of people get to see. And by some stroke of good fortune, we had much better weather than what was unfolding on the northern side of the Massif.
The photographs I was able to capture on this hike were in such a strong contrast to the surrounding scenery that I came away designing the Annapurna Massif Mountain T-Shirt, and the Annapurna Mountain T-Shirt.
Looking back on this time with my memories of Himalaya hiking, there is a certain magic you encounter when you are in Nepal that is unlike any other place on the planet; maybe that’s why it is known as the Land of the Gods?