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    Trekking in Nepal


    CNN PRODUCER NOTE     stanleychuah shares with us these photos taken during a hiking excursion in the Annapurna Circuit, 'a 300 kilometre trek that uses ancient trade routes connecting Nepal and Tibet, in which monasteries and temples were visible.' The photos are just a few among the hundreds he took in his 12-day trip in October 2011.
    - elchueco, CNN iReport producer

    These  photos were taken in October 2011 on the trek around Annapurna Circuit.  I have taken hundreds on this 12-day trekking trip. I personally love  trekking and the Annapurna Circuit Trek has been proved as a highly popular trekking  route in the Annapurna region. I did this trip last year as I learnt  that the local authorities are building toads up both valleys of the  Circuit and the encroachment of vehicles will spoil the natural beauty of Himalaya. It is always better to go as earlier as  possible before one loses the splendour of this trek. That is why I was  there.
    If  I were asked to describe about Nepal, I would say I treasured a lot  when it comes to interacting with the locals. The trek leads us to the  fine villages inhabited by a wide diversity of friendly Nepali from different ethnic groups.  There were wonderful cultural experiences with the people. They are  helpful, approachable, and sincere. That is the impression I have toward  them. Secondly, passing through a number of different climate zones offered us different spectacular panoramic views of  Himalaya range. Furthermore, The Annapurna Circuit is a 300 kilometre  trek that uses ancient trade routes connecting Nepal and Tibet, in which  monasteries and temples were visible along the trekking route. In the presences of the ancient structures, it explains why the  circuit is renowned for arresting views of Himalaya and ideal for  photography.

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