Nepal had been on my 'to go' list for many years, and when I had the opportunity to go during Chinese New Year break, I made all the efforts to turn this dream into reality. It is sad that a few months later the country was struck by a devastating earthquake which not only destroyed many historical sites but also took thousands of lives. We decided, on our way to Pokhara, to take a six hours road trip which was quite pleasant as it was scenic. We flew back to Katmandu with a propeller plane, from which the view was stunning as we could see the snow-covered tip of Annapurna above the cloud! Below are the breathtaking view of Annapurna from Sarangkot Hill.