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Annapurna Concern

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Annapurna Concern

Hi All,

I'm hoping to trek the Annapurna Sanctuary in mid-late November and have one concern...My fear of heights. I do realise that this is a low altitude trek and all, but I have a serious vertigo problem. Are there any parts of the trek that you'll have to go through ledges, cross high bridges or the like. I know it sounds sad, but I even get concerned on a 2-3 storey building.

Please reassure me,

Regards

CTMole

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1. Re: Annapurna Concern

Hello CTMole,

I'm sorry to say that you will encounter a few bridges and some ledge walking. What I'd suggest is to have someone that you can hold onto while crossing bridges with your eyes closed, same with ledges.

I hope this was helpful,

kathmandulady

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2. Re: Annapurna Concern

I considering a trek through Annapurna Sanctuary this fall and also have a fear of heights.

How did you find the trip?

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3. Re: Annapurna Concern

Hi! Just returned from ABC. Beautiful trek, worth trying. As for your question: tHere are a few bridges, all are the same model: serios metal work, and not too high(can send you a picture if needed). Once-twice there are ledges,not looks serious. If you're planning to take a guide (what I did and was very pleased with it), he definitely can handle the situation and help if needeD.

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6. Re: Annapurna Concern

Generally the trails are fairly wide, and though along the sides of valleys they don't cling to the edges of steep slopes. The route as far as Chhomrong and beyond is mainly through well-terraced farmland (when it's not in woodland, where again there will be no feeling of exposure to big drops)

Beyond Khuldigar / Bamboo Lodge you are again in forest until you reach Hinku cave. Beyond there you are beyond the gorge section, and much of the trail is along the side of the wide glacial valley floor.This is particularly true of the final leg up to Annapurna Base Camp in the Sanctuary.

Bridges are generally fairly low structures over tributary streams apart from the suspension bridge below Chhomrong, which is a modern steel structure. The floor is close-spaced steel slats, and the sides have wire mesh as well as the suspension cables. the whole thing being no higher than a two/three storey building: I suggest that you follow closely behind someone, and keep your eyes focussed on the back of their neck !

Hopefully these isolated instances willl not put you off the idea of the trek: it's a magical trip!

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