Mr. Pedersen Karsten and Ms. Overgaard Lane from Denmark through our exclusive country partner Kipling Travel were with us this spring from March 7, 2013 to April 9, 2013 for their long awaited trek to the most popular trekking destination of Nepal- Around Annapurna Trek.
Admired by the trekking aficionados from Denmark, this route enclosed whole Annapurna massif and gave them a life time chance to witness the sights of Annapurna’s from different positions. Besides the magnetic settings of the mountains, the diverse landscapes from low alpine woodlands to bone-dry deserts akin to Tibetan ones, the wealthy cultures and traditions, historic monasteries and genuine villages enticed the Danish trekkers to the region. The trek kicked off from Besisahar (760m) and then entered the entryway to restricted area Narphu valley- Manang, and then gradually soared up towards the world’s biggest pass, Thorang La (5416m) and then finally plummeted down to the holy temple of Muktinath. Then the trial slided down the valley of apple orchard- Jomsom. The trek completed the whole circuit via Ghorepani to Tatopani, which presented the myriad natural hot springs and then to celebrated viewpoint of Poon Hill finally ending at naturally blessed city Pokhara.
Post Around Annapurna Trek, the Danish visitors also had the experiences of wildlife safari at Chitwan National Park, cultural encounter at Kathmandu, Bungmati and Khokana and the hiked to mid-hills of Samari before departing back home on April 9, 2013.
A couple of weeks back Claus Andreasen from Denmark travelled to the villages of Nuwakot & Samari with his wife. He was delighted with his stay there and said that he would visit these villages again in future. The verdant nature, beautiful views, traditional Nepalese houses and warm and hospitable locals and a peaceful and relaxing ambience, all went in to make their visit very special according to Claus. This is what he had to say:
“I have been to Nepal so many times but this was the first time I visited a place where I found no tourist. In July my wife and I went to the village of Nuwakot and Samari and spent a few days each at these two places. At both these places we stayed at old and simple local houses, which have been renovated to add basic facilities. We had a wonderful experience as we were the only tourists out there. It was so peaceful and relaxing. We visited the school and roamed around. It was wonderful to walk around the little village and explore the temples and old houses. The villagers were all very welcoming and nice. My wife celebrated her birthday up there. We told the cook and the driver about her birthday. They in turn spread the word around and it seemed like everybody from the village turned up to wish her. It was really wonderful! The first work I will do when I return to Denmark is tell people about the beautiful place out there. ”
– Claus Andreasen, Denmark
The old house at Samari
Local farm houses and a corn field
Historical buildings in Nuwakot- Saat Taale Durbar & temples
(Photos : Claus Andreasen)