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Holidays to Nepal news: man celebrates retirement with Annapurna trek

Age should be no barrier to prevent travellers from enjoying trekking holidays to Nepal, it has been suggested.

Jim Heckel, writing a column for The Great Falls Tribune, revealed that he celebrated his retirement from his job as a library director to travel to the land of the Himalayas with his partner.

Noting that Nepal has eight mountains which stand at heights of over 8,000m, he remarked: "My wife Pam and I never expected to be standing in the midst of these giants."

The two travellers volunteered to teach English at a Tibetan Buddhist monastery in Kathmandu, then arranged to make an eight-day trek to the Annapurna Sanctuary which would culminate at the Annapurna Base Camp.

Anyone who wants to celebrate the end of their working life in a similar fashion may like to consider booking onto Adventure Company's Annapurna Sanctuary trek, which offers travellers the chance to take in the Himalayan sunrise from atop Poon Hill.

If this article sparks your imagination then have a look at our Trekking holidays or our Holidays to Nepal page