Nepal, a travellers dream, a photographers dream. It has famed mountains and culture, but as every traveller knows these places are so much more than that. We can capture pictures and we can describe but to see and feel it oneself is another thing. Twitter friend @SteveAkinsSEO spent some time over there and amassed a great deal of fantastic photography and memories. I am honoured to show you here some of what he saw and felt.

From the desk of Steve Akins………

Last October I had the opportunity to visit Nepal. In my mind, I was heading to the mountains for a hiking adventure – the Annapurna Circuit in the Himalayas. These are some of the most beautiful mountains and hikes in the world. What I discovered was not only awesome mountain beauty with ever-changing landscapes and wildlife, but an incredible wealth of cultures, traditions and hospitality. What follows is a very small sampling of pictures of my favorite memories. I can’t recommend Nepal enough as a travel destination.

Remember, next April, 2012 you’ll have the opportunity to explore Nepal, if only virtually, with the Bald Hiker himself, Paul Steele and our Twitter friends. They will be climbing Mera Peak in the Everest range, highest trekking peak in Nepal, to raise funds for charity: water. They need your help.  Join the adventure. Make a difference!