Annapurna Sanctury Trek – Remembrance for the rest of our lives!
April 10, 2009
We all enjoy trekking but had only been around in Sweden before. Therefore we wanted to experience trekking abroad. After recommendations from friends, who visitied Nepal and Himalayan Glacier one year earlier, we decided to go to Nepal and do the Annapurna Sanctuary Trek. This was a decision we have not regretted.
We want to thank Himalayan Glacier Trekking for making our trekking experience something to remember for the rest of our lives!
Himalayan Glacier Trekking is a full service company that took care of us from the time that we arrived in Kathmandu until we left.
When we arrived to the airport in Kathmandu we were greeted by our trekking guide who was paitiently waiting for us (our bags were one of the last bags put on the luggage belt).
Prior to the trek Himalayan Glacier Trekking provided a guided one day tour in Kathmandu followed by an excellent welcome dinner. It was interesting to get a view of the city and its history, the people and the culture.
It can sometimes be hard for tourists to know what to bring to a trip like this, especially when you are not familiar with the season and the variable weather conditions. Himalayan Glacier Trekking helped us with all necessary information and also checked our gear before starting the trek.
The Annapurna Sanctuary Trek takes 12 days to accomplish. However, the guide can adapt the trek to the conditions and wishes of the group. Along the trek there were plenty of time to make stops for taking pictures, drinking water and look at the beatiful scenery in front of us. In average we walked about 4-5 hours a day in a landscape that shifted a lot in apperance – rhododendron forests, high peaks, glaciers and hot springs among other things. Breathtaking views!
Arriving to the lodges everything was already set for our stay. The Himalayan Glacier Trekking staff had booked the best rooms for us and most of the lodges had showers with warm water. Very nice after a day of walking!
All the lodges had a meny from which you could order a number of different meals for breakfast, lunch and dinner. We usually ordered the vegetarian meals which did not make us disappointed. We remember escpecially the vegetarian pizza in Chomrong! So tasty!!!
Both the accommodation and food exceeded all our expectations!
All the staff (manager, guide, sherpas and porters) were very friendly, helpful and answered all the questions that we had about the environment and animals etc but also told us about Nepalesian people and the way they live.
We remember especially one occasion when our credit card got stuck in an ATM and we had given up hope to get it back. When our guide, Kapil, heard about this he immediately contacted the bank and arranged so we could get the card back the next morning. Thank you Kapil for helping us!
Finally we once again want to thank Himalayan Glacier Trekking for arranging such a wonderful and memorable trip for us. We give our best recommendations!
Thanks to Naba (Travel Manager, Nepal), Kapil (Nepal Trekking Guide), Shiba (Assistant Trekking Guide), Ganesh (Assistant Trekking Guide), Raam (Assistant Trekking Guide), Babu (Assistant Trekking Guide)
Greetings from Kristina, Fredrik and Anders from Sweden.