November Annapurna Circuit Trek
Annapurna Circuit Trek
We chose Himalayan Glacier over the 2 other companies in our final cut based upon their ability to provide us with a total package including all transport, accomodations and multiple activities for a total of 29 days spent in Nepal. The price of their services was higher than the other companies, but VALUE was excellent. The level of detail, services offered, and guide provided, allowed us to focus on the enjoyment of the trip without any of the normal logistical planning required for a trip of this magnitude. The opportunity to experience a number of overnight stays in smaller more isolated villages, (homestays) was great, from the perspective of seeing less visited areas and no other trekkers. We felt the overall route was well chosen with the East side being more rustic, and the Western side being having more ameneties, (sit down toilets and hot running water in the rooms!!!). The experience of getting to Gorapani and the early morning climb to Poon Hill was a highlight for a number of reasons. It was the only time we climbed with a large group of trekkers, and the number that were on the Hill demonstrated that we are not alone in the desire to see and experience the diverse landscapes of Nepal.Also, the panaramic view was an excellent capstone to the mountain portion of our trip. Our guide Rishi was extremely knowledgable, respectful of our desires and efficient in ensuring the trip ran smoothly. Our porter Rupus was also efficient and effective plus an enjoyable added companion. Himalayan Glacier also coordinated our transport and booked reservations for a raft trip on the Seti, 4 days at Chitwan National Park and tours around Kathmandu. When comparing notes with other travelers we felt confident in the value of using Himalayan Glacier.