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“Annapurna Trek”

Imperial Nepal Private Day Tours
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Ranked #124 of 804 Outdoor Activities in Kathmandu
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Owner description: The genuine activity and adventure holiday company specializing in trekking, walking, cycling, adventurous activities, photographic and wildlife holidays in Nepal, India, Bhutan and Tibet.
Reviewed April 10, 2017

My friends and I did a 7 day trip along the Annapurna circuit. Our guide Dinesh was incredible, he made the trip fun and memorable. He was well versed in navigation which reassured any hesitations that we may have had beforehand. We trekked at the beginning of monsoon season and Dinesh prepared us for encountering leeches, because we were most nervous about that. He always made sure that he ordered food to our liking and he taught us some Nepalese card games.

As a company, Imperial Nepal was great. We never had to wait on accommodation or food. We were able to add rafting at the Trisuli River Resort and a city tour of the highlights in Kathmandu. They also provided down jackets for the Poon Hill trek on our final days.

Overall, this was one of the most memorable trips of my life and I would book it again.

1  Thank Julienne N
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Reviewed April 8, 2017

Special thanks to my guide Kumar and my porter Lama for a fantastic Annapurna Round trek in March 2017. The scenery was truly spectacular every day of the trek, and also very diverse. It started snowing when we got to Chame which meant we had to change the itinerary a little bit, staying an extra night at both Chame and Pisang than we had planned. However, the extra time, and good weather in the days that followed, meant that we were able to cross Thorong La, unlike the many people we saw coming in the opposite direction when we were ascending towards Manang. It really shows the benefit of having an experienced guide, and Kumar was fantastic. He ran the trek very professionally and was very funny; I would highly recommend him to other trekkers.

My experience with Imperial Nepal was also excellent. Ram provided me with a lot of information through email exchanges and a WhatsApp call, as well as when we met at the Blue Horizon hotel (which was very comfortable). The trek was very easy to book through Imperial Nepal, and the other aspects of the trip -- the day tour of Kathmandu (guided by Deepak) and the welcome dinner -- were also very good.

1  Thank JoelM3547
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Reviewed April 4, 2017 via mobile

The most amazing journey and I was fortunate to have super guide hari!! Highly recommended for a solo traveller, everything is taken care of for you and more.. and of course ram who organisies it all. Good company and good people

Thank Joshua G
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Reviewed April 3, 2017 via mobile

28/3/2017 - 3/4/2017
Thanks to the Guide. Hari and the Assistant Guide. Cheton for providing a great and safe Everest Base Camp Trek to me. They are both funny, helpful and responsible at the same time. As a guaranty, you will probably have no chance to get sick or injured as long as you follow his rules, and it's also guaranteed for you to reach the base camp as well. Beside that, they've provided as much helps as possible to me whenever I needed it. So you don't need to worry about anything, and in fact, it's actually a worry-free trek.

Lastly, many thanks to them for making it possible for me to set a new record for finishing the 10-day trek in just seven days, I wouldn't have chance to make it without both of them.

1  Thank Tai Yong L
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Reviewed April 2, 2017

We went as a couple and took the 13 days trek to Everest Base Camp with Imperial Nepal through the mojhi.com portal. Our guide was Dinesh Khanal, who took care of us every minute of the trip. This included making sure we had clean water, ordering all our meals, setting and enforcing our schedule, being prepared in case of an emergency (like altitude sickness) and even simpler things like having fruit sliced for us at the end of every dinner. I don't think we would have made it all the way to Base Camp without Dinesh's constant help and care. Our porter was amazing too, literally lifting a huge weight off our shoulders like it was nothing!

The trek itself is beautiful, but it can be very demanding if you have little trekking experience. We followed Imperial Nepal's and Mojhi's equipment guidelines to the letter, and there was nothing we did not use. Just don't get a down jacket and a sleeping bag... Imperial Nepal provides those. Accommodations were very good for the trek and the season. Always ask if you can upgrade to a better room if available (with a private bathroom, for example) since it's not very expensive to do so.

A couple of specific recommendations:
- If you are paying for the package in Kathmandu, talk to Ram from Imperial Nepal about which debit/credit cards are accepted before going (our take cash with you. In Kathmandu is better to have cash).
- I highly recommend TWO walking sticks per person even if you're only going to use one, it could break... we saw it happen.
- Bring a BIG power bank. If possible a solar-powered one, since charging devices along the trek is slow and expensive.
- Bring something to protect your phone from extreme cold. Mine (and others') shut down right on EBC because of the cold.
- Bring a good amount of wet wipes. You're going to need for number 2, but also closer to Base Camp when the showers are not available because of the cold.
- We took the 13 days trek which only has 1 day of acclimatization. If possible, take a couple more days along the way to prevent altitude sickness and exhaustion.
- A big bag of almonds, an absurd amount of individually wrapped cookies and many chocolates helped us survive along the way. Buy them before flying to Lukla, because after that they are very expensive.
- And, finally, we highly recommend going in February. It was super cold, but there were so few people doing the trek... in certain stretches it felt like it was only us up there in the mountains.

Big thanks to Mojhi and Imperial Nepal for all their help before, during and after the trip. Special thanks to our guide Dinesh and our porter, who always went the extra mile.

1  Thank PabloMeraPastor
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