The Annapurna: Bliss at 26545 Feet above Sea Level
At 26545 feet above sea level, the Annapurna Himal, with its rich flora and fauna, is an adventure travelers' delight.
- (1888PressRelease) November 12, 2011 - Madrid, Madrid For hundreds of trekkers who choose to trek along the Annapurna circuit, a view of the white mountains filling the sky, marks the climax of their 186 mile trek to the Annapurna Himal. The journey that starts from Pokhara, often ends at the Thorung La pass at 17, 768 ft. above sea level and drifts from lush green middle hills to high mountains and millenniums-old glaciers. In fact, tour packages ( http://www.madsnailtravel.com/tours ) that involve trekking along the Annapurna circuit are a must for adventure seekers visiting Nepal.
A trek along the Annapurna range is almost akin to stepping back in time, as the villages and its inhabitants are far removed from the trappings of modern living. The site of children and elderly women greeting you with a warm 'namaste', even as they walk carrying baskets thrice their weight is indeed humbling. Rather than fret about the complete lack of communication channels, the villagers seem to be at ease with the nature's bounty.
While travelers appreciate the beauty of the Himalayas, not everyone is sensitive to the fragile ecology of the place. It isn't uncommon for trekkers to litter their path with plastics and other wastes or demand for comforts that add to the burden of the frail ecosystem. It would certainly help, if adventure travel ( http://www.madsnailtravel.com/tours ) packages were designed, keeping in mind the environment and the culture of the people living there.
Tour agencies like Madsnail Travel differ from mass marketed packages, giving a chance to walk through mountain trails and colorful local villages where they get to meet and greet locals as they continue with their daily lives. Trekkers are taken on a teahouse trek, where they eat locally prepared food and sleep in rooms that aren't too big, yet comfortable. These tea houses help locals to benefit from tourism, even as they help environmentalists maintain an ecologically sustainable environment.
"The entire 12 day Nepal tour is designed in a manner where tourists get to understand the essence of this country; be it traveling to Bhaktapur, river rafting on the river Chituli, experiencing the Tharu culture, or embarking on a jungle safari at the Chitwan National Park," says Pratik, the tour guide ( http://www.madsnailtravel.com/tours ), responsible for the Experience Nepal program at Madsnail Travel.
About Madsnail Travel: The travel company is a dream project of a group of friends, travel professionals and enthusiasts who cater travel opportunities where one gets to enjoy a place up-close and personal.
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