16 days Annapurna Circuit Trek
16 days Annapurna Circuit Trek. We happened to organize our trek of the 16 days Annapurna Circuit trek with Himalaya Guide Nepal Pvt Ltd completely by accident and now marvel at how fortuitous this was. All our dealings with Chandra Gurung (owner-manager) have been excellent, to say the least. We easily arranged all the details of the trek by email before we left New Zealand. Chandra and his brother (Dinesh) met us at the airport, late at night. And provided transport to our hotel (Thamel Grand Hotel) in Kathmandu. After spending a day making sure we had all the right gear etc. So, the next day we took a bus to Bulbule, 8th Oct, and from here we started the trek. Chandra’s cousin Salman was our guide and his younger brother, Ramesh, our helper.
All accommodation, meals and hot drinks included in the overall price. The scenery was spectacular beyond belief, the tracks in good repair with no earthquake damage evident. But Salman ensured our safety and always took the time to make sure all our needs were met to the best of his ability. But Ramesh carried our packs tirelessly, always with a smile and never a word of complaint. On our return to Kathmandu Chandra invited us to his apartment for a farewell dinner – local Nepali food which was delicious. So, we felt this was an especially nice way to finish our trek. Our 2 daughters are planning a trip to Nepal next year and I have no hesitation in recommending Himalaya Guide Nepal to them (or anyone else for that matter). Chandra and his team provide an excellent all-round service.