Nepal, officially the Federal Democratic Republic of Nepal, is a landlocked country located in South Asia. With an area of 147,181 square kilometres (56,827 sq mi) and a population of approximately 27 million, Nepal is the world's 93rd largest country by land mass and the 41st most populous country. It is located in the Himalayas and bordered to the north by the People's Republic of China, and to the south, east, and west by the Republic of India. Specifically, the Indian states of Uttarakhand, Uttar Pradesh, Bihar, West Bengal, and Sikkim border Nepal, whereas across the Himalayas lies the Tibet Autonomous Region. Nepal is separated from Bangladesh by the narrow Indian Siliguri Corridor. Kathmandu is the nation's capital and largest metropolis. The mountainous north of Nepal has eight of the world's ten tallest mountains, including the highest point on Earth, Mount Everest, called Sagarmatha (सगरमाथा) in the Nepali language. More than 240 peaks over 20,000 ft (6,096 m) above sea level are located in Nepal. The southern Terai region is fertile and humid.
FROM AUD$1895pp Trekking to Annapurna Base Camp combines some of the most spectacular mountain scenery with a fascinating insight into the modern hill life of Nepal. This is a unique trek along local trails, through forests, villages and terraced farmland; you will be treated to unparalleled mountain scenery, surrounded by enormous glaciers in one of the world’s most fascinating regions. You will gain a unique insight into Nepalese life and culture as we overnight in beautiful hillside villages. We take you right into the heart of the mountains. The walk starts from the low land and winds its way up to outstanding high mountains offering breathtaking views of the Annapurna range. The Annapurna Base Camp trek takes you to 4130m, where you are surrounded by soaring Himalayan peaks. We experience an uninhabited wilderness area that is part of one of the Worlds classic walks.