The Annapurna range constitute a number of peaks spread over 55 km, east of the deepest gorge in the world, the Kali Gandaki which separates it from the Dhaulagiri range. Annapurna Conservation Area surrounds the entire region around the Annapurna, home to various treks like the Annapurna circuit Trek and Base Camp trek. Annapurna I (8091m) is one of the two most difficult mountains to climbing owing to its high fatality to summit ratio. However new routes have been developed with a hope to reduce the fatality during the Annapurna Expedition. Among four of the facets of Annapurna, the South face is the most logical one to climb, despite its difficulty.
The trek starts with a drive from Pokhara to Tatopani, followed by another drive to Lete. From here, treks are carried out to the magnificent Poon Hill and the passage through the deepest gorge in the world, the Kali Gandaki before finally reaching the Annapurna Base Camp at an altitude of 4190 m via Thulobogin.
Through the west face and Northwest Ridge, camps are set in 3 places before finally reaching the summit. The Camp 1 is 500 m above the Annapurna Base Camp and requires a harsh, steep 70 degree climb amalgamated with danger of falling. Camp 1 to Camp 2 has a difficult section with unstable and broken glaciers ready to crash anytime, along with eminent danger of avalanches. Camp 2 to Camp 3 is comparatively easier than Camp 1 to Camp 2 but both require a total of 1000 m of fixed ropes to climb. Camp 3 to the summit is a free ascent requiring no use of ropes.
Nepal is a culturally and religiously varied country full of many kinds of people following varied traditions. The Nepal Culture Tour is suited best for travelers who crave to witness the wonderful cultural variety of the beautiful country Nepal. Touring across Kathmandu, Chitwan and Pokhara gives the basic insight to the all there is to know about the history and origin of Nepal.
This one of a kind trek starts with an arrival to Kathmandu, the capital of Nepal. On the next day this culturally rich valley can be explored to its fullest extent by visiting the Pashupatinath Temple, Kathmandu Durbar Square and Patan Durbar Square, the old palaces of the respective kings. After getting an insight about the different cultures existing between Kathmandu and Lalitpur the Syambunath Stupa can be visited as well. The next day is devoted to driving into Chitwan, home to the famous Chitwan National Park. A walk across the beautiful Tharu village, witnessing the Tharu Cultural Dance and observing their cultures and traditions ends the day. On the next day, canoeing across the Rapti River is followed by visiting the Elephant Breeding centre. The day ends with a jeep safari which includes looking at wildlife like the gharials, crocodiles, Royal Bengal Tigers, rhinos, monkeys, deer, bears etc. On the next day, after some early morning birdwatching tourists will drive to Pokhara. This bea