Annapurna Sanctuary trek in Nepal

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Departure information

Tailormade departures from late August to May
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Holiday type

Travelling with a local operator

This holiday is operated by a company based in the holiday destination and they will be able to provide expert local knowledge. They will be able to tailor make your holiday to suit your requirements not only concerning the dates of travel but also typically the standard of accommodation, and thus price. It is rare for local operators to be able to help with the booking of your flights.

Responsible tourism

Responsible tourism: Annapurna Sanctuary trek in Nepal

Environment

We are a Nepali company and travel through this company makes a direct impact in the economy of Nepal. We also try to maximise our contribution to the local economy by hiring local guides and porters for these trips and staying in smaller lodges to spread the income.

The company does not vertically integrate and sub-contracts all support activities like transportation, lodging etc. so that the money gets spread in the economy. It conserves on paper minimising paperwork in the office and by giving out electronic brochures. When required, brochures are printed on both sides of the paper and are in a folder format so that only relevant inserts need be given.

We have also put in place a development support system whereby 10% of its profits go to charities like the Joy Foundation Nepal who conduct free cataract eye camps in rural areas of Nepal and Antardristi Nepal, which is developing a fund to start a incest and rape care centre for minors. 10% of the company's profits also goes directly into employee benefits.

In the field, guides, porters and clients are all oriented in responsible travel. A zero litter policy is in place so that it minimises wastage in the region. We also only take out very small groups with a maximum of twelve participants per group. All trips also focus on culture.

Community

We have put in place a development support system whereby 10% of its profits go to charities like the Joy Foundation Nepal who conduct free cataract eye camps in rural areas of Nepal and Antardristi Nepal, which is developing a fund to start a incest and rape care centre for minors. 10% of the company's profits also goes directly into employee benefits.

Reviews of Annapurna Sanctuary trek in Nepal

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I am reborn! Simply the best holiday I have ever been on
Some great stories to tell the grandchildren. Would recommend to a friend
Very enjoyable
It was OK
A bit disappointing really

Reviewed on 17 Apr 2013 by

1. What was the most memorable or exciting part of your holiday?


The 9 day trek round Annapurna Sanctuary has to be the highlight. This was made even more memorable by having the most amazing Sherpa guide and porter. They were knowledgeable and very friendly. However, the tour company made the whole trip memorable with their attention to detail and added value whilst opening our eyes to Nepalese culture and history.

2. What tips would you give other travellers booking this holiday?


Book it now and use this tour operator to organise it for you - you will not be disappointed. Ask for Gelbu to be your guide if trekking.

3. Did you feel that your holiday benefited local people, reduced environmental impacts or supported conservation?


Yes - local people were used as guide and porter. We stayed in lower star (3*) hotels which were more than adequate but ensured that the money stayed within the Nepalese economy rather than making international companies richer. The tour company use local drivers to taxi their clients around rather than running their own cars. Whilst on trek we were actively encouraged to use non-bottled water either from safe local sources or to purify it ourselves.

4. Finally, how would you rate your holiday overall?


I cannot praise the company highly enough. Their attention to detail, value for money, ensuring that the client has the holiday of a lifetime whilst also maximising the benefits to the local people and environment is the best I have experienced. It really was the holiday of a lifetime and I can think of no criticisms.

Reviewed on 20 Apr 2010 by

1. What was the most memorable or exciting part of your holiday?


Getting up at 4 am at Machupuchre Base Camp in freezing cold and setting up for a trek in the snow to Annapurna Base camp to see the sunrise! It was very challenging, but we loved every moment of it!

2. What tips would you give other travellers booking this holiday?


Be prepared for all weather conditions, regardless of the season. The mountains are unpredictable!

3. Did you feel that your holiday benefited local people, and minimized impacts on the environment?


Yes, absolutely! And the guide was very supportive in ensuring the minimal environmental impact!

4. Finally, how would you rate your holiday overall?


Fantastic and unforgettable experience! Thank you to the guide, our porter and the company who organised the tour!

Reviewed on 19 Dec 2010 by

1. What was the most memorable or exciting part of your holiday?




2. What tips would you give other travellers booking this holiday?


Do some exercise before going on a trek.

3. Did you feel that your holiday benefited local people, and minimized impacts on the environment?




4. Finally, how would you rate your holiday overall?


Really enjoyed the whole trip, the operator was excellent and looked after me the whole time. Thank you.

Reviewed on 27 Apr 2009 by

1. What was the most memorable or exciting part of your holiday?


Reaching Annapurna Base Camp, of course. After four days of hard slog the view made it all worth while. Also, the city tour of Kathmandu showed us more than we thought possible in a day.

2. What tips would you give other travellers booking this holiday?


Definitely use this operator for a start - they couldn’t have been more helpful, giving us all the information we needed, sorting out taxis and equipment, and even taking us out for a meal when we arrived - Thanks Bipin! Unbelievably good price too! We had a few days rest in Pokhara after our trek, a great place to relax, and put back on all the weight you’ve lost during the trek with the most amazing food.

3. Did you feel that your holiday benefited local people, and minimized impacts on the environment?


Certainly. We purified our own water and had wonderful meals from the tea houses on the way - its amazing what you can cook at 4000 metres. Although we had our share of Dhal Bhat, I recommend the Tuna Pizza washed down with a cold beer ! We also took along a lot of children’s clothes to donate to local communities which we had collected from friends - Nima our guide helped us get them to where they were needed.

4. Finally, how would you rate your holiday overall?


Wonderful - hard work, but really interesting, and relaxing as well. A perfect mix. We will definitely return to do the Everest trek and we will definitely use this operator again. Thanks to everyone involved.

Reviewed on 07 Apr 2008 by

1. What was the most memorable or exciting part of your holiday?


The whole holiday, but most of all the trek; particularly arriving at Annapurna Base camp, in bright sunshine, with snow on the ground, and towering snow-covered mountains all round.

2. What tips would you give other travellers booking this holiday?


Do it; just make sure you are as fit as possible. You will enjoy it more that way.

3. Did you feel that your holiday benefited local people, and minimized impacts on the environment?


Yes.

4. Finally, how would you rate your holiday overall?


First class. The best trip I have ever been on.

Reviewed on 10 Mar 2008 by

1. What was the most memorable or exciting part of your holiday?


Trekking up the hills of the Annupurna region.

2. What tips would you give other travellers booking this holiday?


Make sure you know what kind of climate your are facing and what training you need to do.

3. Did you feel that your holiday benefited local people, and minimized impacts on the environment?


Yes, through trekking, I saw a beautiful country, I used local guides, local travel agent and porter, I stayed at locally run lodges throughout my trek which in turn feeds.

4. Finally, how would you rate your holiday overall?


Excellent.

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