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The Himalayas

August 28th, 2008 | Posted by Davey in 03-Nepal | UNESCO World Heritage Sites - (4 Comments)

The last of our trekking posts and we had to end it on a high – pun intended!

Nepal has a near monopoly on the world’s highest peaks – eight of the 10 highest.  In fact it has 14,000 mountains between 6–7,000m.

The most popular are the Annapurna and Everest Himalayan Ranges.  Our trek took in the peaks of Annapurna.

The highest peak we saw (pictured below) was Dhaulagiri at 8,172m but we also saw Annapurna South (7,219m), Annapurna II (7,939m), Annapurna III (7,555m) and Hiunchuli (6,441m).  Although not the highest, the most striking for us was that of Machhapuchhre, know as Fishtail, at 6,997m – it was so beautiful!

There is nothing better than waking up on a relatively clear Himalayan morning –with a cup of milk tea – and seeing an 8,000m peak towering over you – a feeling I have no words to describe!

These are in no particular order, just randomly selected and a further sideshow provided here – enjoy!  Please be aware that all slideshow photos are currently being uploaded and it takes time, so check back regularly.

The spectacular Fishtail first.

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Heaven on earth

August 28th, 2008 | Posted by Davey in 03-Nepal - (3 Comments)

The scenery in the mountains is so beautiful.  Not everybody’s cup of tea we understand, but for lovers of the outdoors, it is truly heaven on earth.  Every corner, ascent and decent lends a new setting that is staggering.  Reaching the top of a climb provides panoramic views that are breathtaking. This, in addition to the beautiful villages and villagers, makes for an overwhelming adventure.

It was difficult to condense the pictures down, so in the end, we just selected randomly and created this sideshow for you to see at your leisure.

Did I mention that we are now working for the Nepaleese Tourism Board on a commission basis  – book now!

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