Repeating last year’s victory Asia World Enterprise, Thailand, the exclusive partner of Explore Himalaya Travel & Adventure, has been successful in winning this year’s International Elephant Race too. This year the elephant Lucky Kali who ran under the banner of Asia World Enterprise came first, while Bijuli Kali (representing Explorer Nepal) and Roop Kali (representing Manakamana Darshan Pvt. Ltd.) stood second and third, respectively.
Other highlights at the festival included Tonga Race and horse racing. The food festival is still going on and will continue till 1st January 2009.
Meeting and handling was welcoming and efficient. I felt great. My guide was very well known with the mountains in the region. The hotels in the city, I stayed in; Annapurna Fishtail had exceptionally fine services.