A guest house sign near Ulleri on the Annapurna Sanctuary trekking route in central Nepal. Locals meet at a table for morning tea and the sign advertises Laligurans Guest House, a well-built house on the popular route for travellers from around the world.
Communities here partly-depend on the agriculture of rice-growing but also on the passing tourist trade. Western trekkers from all over the world walk through these tiny communities on their way up the series of climbing trails of the Annapurna Conservation Sanctuary circuit, a sometimes rigorous walk from the low hills of Pokhara to the higher altitudes of Annapurna, the (26,000 feet (8,000 metre) peak. To be greeted by so much choice is the most rewarding experience and the offer of hot showers and great food is about the best reward for so much exertion.