Trekking The Annapurna Circuit
Jan22

Trekking The Annapurna Circuit

The Annapurna region is an area in western Nepal where some of the most popular treks are located. The region is generally taken to include areas around the Annapurna Range (Annapurna Himal), the Dhaulagiri Range and the Kaligandaki River valley. Peaks in the Annapurnas include 8,091m Annapurna I, Nilgiri (7,061 m) and Machhapuchchhre (6,993 m). Dhaulagiri I (8,167 m) is just to the west of the Annapurnas, Most of these peaks are visible throughout the region on clear days. Among the popular treks in the region are the Annapurna Circuit trek which circles the Annapurna Range, the Kaligandaki River Valley trek which brings you up the world’s deepest valley and the Annapurna Sanctuary Trek up to the Annapurna Base Camp. There are many more trails for shorter treks. The region includes the Trans-Himalayan areas north of the main Himalayan Ranges, where the land is arid and the culture more Tibetan than Hindu. Annapurna Circuit trekking has been recognized as one of the World’s best trekking trails. This is a dramatic trek around the mighty Annapurna range, a journey that is regarded as one of the top ten walks in the world. Annapurna circuit trekking range offers a unique insight into the physical and cultural diversity of Nepal. This lodged-based trekking is certainly a ‘classic’ and is enjoyed by trekkers from all round the world.  Annapurna circuit trekking was opened for foreign trekkers in 1977. This trekking is renowned as one of the most spectacular and varied walks in the world with lush green valleys and fascinating villages that offers impressive snow-capped views of the white Himalayas. For your assurance some companies that offer ‘all included’ tours provide with medical kit bag for trekking as well as free emergency helicopter rescue service on time. All your trekking gears will carry by strong porter. We highly recommend you to just carry your small day bag with Camera & necessary items during trekking day. If you decide to use agencies to trek the The Annapurna Circuit Trek, itineraries are carefully designed to ensure you have adequate time to acclimatize comfortable thereby enjoying the trekking experience to the full. Here is another great article about the authintic experience of trekking the Annapurna Circuit. Image courtesy of TeddyBear[Picnic] at...

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Top 10 Destinations in Australia
Jan07

Top 10 Destinations in Australia

1. Sydney – Is the main entry point in Australia for most people, and the city offers many interesting sites to visit such as the Opera House, Darling Harbor with marine aquarium, lots of Shopping malls, museums, and it worth a visit to the other side of the bay including the Zoo and the beach of Mainly. Visiting the downtown tower (Sydney Tower) will have a complete view of the city from the top. The Blue Mountains will provide a beautiful panorama of the valley. The nightlife in Sydney is one of the most active in all Australia. 2. Newcastle – Controversially nominated in Lonely Planet’s Best in Travelas #9 in the list of top 10 cities to visit in 2011, Newcastle is definitely worth a visit. While it lacks the glam and glitz of its bigger neighbor Sydney, there’s plenty of lo-fi charm in Newcastle. Make friends with locals and they’ll unlock the local secrets – favorite watering holes, local gigs, secret spots on the beach, cool coffee shops etc. Or head to one of the many beaches for a swim, tan or surf (minus Sydney crowds). Stockton Beach, with its fine sand, stretches as far as the eye can see. Or jump into the convict-carved Bogey Hole ocean baths. 3. Gold Coast – pretty beaches special for surfers and beach lovers. Other attractions are the Theme Parks and the busy night life in Surfers Paradise. The surrounding mountains and National Parks should not be missed with many waterfalls, flora and fauna to be appreciated. 4. Kakadu National Park – travel to the Northern Territory to experience Australia’s magnificent, remote and natural environment first hand. The World Heritage listed Kakadu National Park is almost 20,000 square kilometers in size and features spectacular cultural and ecological beauty. Enjoy time with your family as you wander the great outdoors together and appreciate your isolated and untouched surroundings. This peaceful destination is full of wildlife, spectacular views and great walking tracks. The destination is great for families who are looking to get out and connect with nature. 5. Outback road trip – head out West, hire a 4WD and drive north along the unpaved Gibb River Road. This 660km drive in Western Australia takes you from Derby to Kununurra and it’s one of the great outback highways. The terrain is at times inhospitable and impassable during the rainy season but expect highways with endless vistas of red dirty, blue open skies and rugged terrain. Make pit stops along the way – there are stunning gorges, picturesque riverbeds, pounding waterfalls – perfect to cool off in. It is advised to book accommodation in...

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