Malaysian group with Adinath on Annapurna Base Camp Trek
Thousands of people throng from all corners of the globe, to see the remarkable miracle of nature, in the Annapurna region of the Himalayas. Andrey Avtukh (Adinath) from Russia and the group of trekkers from Malaysia were not exception. This autumn, they decided to trek to Annapurna Base Camp for captivating close-up view of this colossal mountain and its siblings. “Anna” in Nepali refers to food and “Purna” refers to full. So, Annapurna means fullness of food. Religious trekkers like Adinath believe that people who trek in the region will never suffer the scarcity of food. Annapurna Base Camp Trek was new to everyone in the group. However, Mr. Song Poh, Ms. Sitta V. Kanagasabai and Ms. Yogaranee Balaratnam had the trekking experiences in the Everest Region.
Breakfast in a tea-house during the trek to Annapurna Base Camp
Annapurna is one of the most extreme Mountains in the world. But glory to the group, they succeeded. Trek took place along the classical route to the Annapurna Base Camp 4200m from where the incredible views of high-altitude points on the earth (Annapurna 1, 2, Machapuchare (Mt. Fishtail), etc are visible. Trek lasted 9 days. 5 days of the trek to the base camp and 4 days of walk back to Pokhara was wonderful. Steep Mountain lifts, stony stairs, majestic waterfalls, passages through the bamboo and rhododendron forests and virgin beauty of Himalayan apexes – made everyone spellbound!!! In the course of the trek the group perceived the entire spectrum of natural and weather sensations.
Landscape on the trial to Base Camp
Weather was not that favorable during the trek. Three days of continuously pouring rain and the leeches that bred after the rain made the trek challenging. To step back was not at all a solution. The group accepted the challenge as they knew nothing could prevent them in reaching to Annapurna Base Camp. As the group was approaching nearer and nearer to the Annapurna Base Camp rain continued. The group arrived to their destination but every effort put to get there seemed to be futile. It was still raining. But the miracle happened: next day during dawn rain unexpectedly stopped. Sky was clear and the awe-inspiring beauty of the Annapurna was just before their eyes. All trekkers ran out of their tea houses and began to photograph and capture videos of majestic Annapurna. Happiness and admiration dominated the atmosphere. After all, the trek to Annapurna Base Camp succeeded.
Traditional Gurung hamlet on the way to ABC
The group also enjoyed the cultural aspect of Nepal in the Gurung hamlets of the region during the trek. At Landruk, the group enjoyed the traditional dance performed by the native Gurungs of the village.
Despite of rain group arrives to ABC
Celebration time at ABC
Standing (L-R): Mohd. Shahrul Mohana Dass, Tan Kim Chan, Wong Kok Seong, Lim Min Heng, Lim Ka Tin, Song Poh, Datin Yogaranee Balaratnam, Sitta V. Kanagasabai, Andrey Avtukh (Russia), Ching Neng Bin,
In front: Chief Guide Lamababu Pinasha Sherpa and 2 assistant guides – Bikas Tamang and Pemba Sherpa
Soft and adventurous Poonhill Ghorepani Trek brings you very close to Annapurna Range. Children above 10 years old and Senior citizens can also easily enjoy the beauties of this trek. Walk through the dense rhododendron forests, prosperous culture in the frequent Gurung hamlets and panoramic Himalayan view from Poonhill during the sunrise are the major highlights of the trek. Good food and accommodation facilities are available throughout the trial.
Despite of limited time, this autumn Mr. Bent Andersen and Ms. Margit Andersen from Denmark, through our exclusive country partner Kipling Travelhad a great trek to Poonhill.
They had something to say about the trek and company’s service.
“On our arrival to Nepal,we knew that we chose a very good travel company for our holiday. The meeting and handling was welcoming, timely and informative. Food and accommodation were outstanding throughout.”
“Mr. Rupchan was very informative, competent and supportive trek guide. He gave us a very good service all the time.”
“The first three days of the trek of were fantastic. The last three days were little bit short. However, we had a wonderful holiday. Thank you so much.”
Ms. Elizabeth Ford from England had Muktinath to Tatopani trek and sightseeing tour around beautiful lake city Pokhara with Explore Himalaya during her Nepal tour from December 24, 2012 to January 9, 2013. She covered places like Kathmandu, Pokhara, Jomsom, Muktinath, Kagbeni, Marpha, Kobang, Ghasa and Tatopani during her stay in Nepal. She was back in our office on January 9 to share her travel experience in Nepal.
“Meeting and handling was welcoming and efficient. I felt great”.
“My guide was very well known with the mountains in the region. I especially enjoyed spotting birds during the trek. As I twisted my knees during the trek, I was very slow since then. Despite of my slow pace, my guide without any hesitation coped with my pace”.
“Hotels and meals during the trek were excellent and very delicious respectively. The hotels in the city, I stayed in; Annapurna Fishtail had exceptionally fine services. Fishtail is one of my favorites after the trip. Hope to stay there again. The transportation facility was great”.
“The itinerary was very good. I enjoyed it, but days seemed to be much longer than four hours that I asked for. Probably, my injury and other things made them longer”.
High places UK provided us an opportunity to guide two visitors around Nepal. John Williams and Janette Speight were on the trek to Annapurna region this year from November 12 to November 22. Their trek began at Bhulbhule 820m and ended at Pokhara via Manang 3520m, Muktinath 3800m and Jomsom 2713m. The British citizens were at our office on 24th after the trek. We have few lines as per Mr. Williams.
” We had the warm welcoming session at the Airport. Once, the trek kicked off we experienced exceptionally helpful and informative guide. The meals in the hotel during the trek were fair enough. Overall, we are satisfied including with the transportation services as well as with the services in the lodges during the trek”.
Greenery amongst grey and white.
“We flew to Pokhara on 23rd, we felt the day in Pokhara was not enough to do anything. However, if we could have flown to Kathmandu the same day, we would have enough time to do something useful at Kathmandu”.
Tukuche peak in the Annapurna region.
Trekking in the Himalayan region with Explore Himalaya is possibly the best thing that can happen in Nepal.
Two Danish trekkers had the great vacation at the mountainous nation Nepal this year. Hansen and Mulvad landed on TIA on October 9. They took the deviation from Dumre towards Besisahar. They had the long trek all the way from Besisahar to Manang. On the way, there was the beautiful view of Mt. Pisang 6091m. On the 18th via Ngawal they had covered the long distance and were at Manang. On 19th they needed the rest day. However, they made the short hike to Gangapurna Ice Lake 4600m on that day. Gangapurna provides the feast to the eyes with the splendid views of Annapurna III and Mt. Tilicho.. On 20th they hiked to Khangsar.
Trekking trial in the Kagbeni region.
On 21st they headed further north towards Muktinath via Letdar and Phedi. Muktinath is the common pilgrimage for Hindus, Buddhists and Tibetans. On 23rd they were at Muktinath. Muktinath provides the awesome mountain sceneries as well as it is one of the best regions for altitudes acclimatization. They had a day rest there. Slowly, they were on the descending way towards Tatopani via Kagbeni, Marpha and Kalobari. Kagbeni, Marpha and Kalobari holds the ancient strong cultures of the native Thakalis.The Danish had trekked a long distance, through the dense green forests along the narrow paths and enjoying the majestic mountain views.
Senior Gurung citizen in traditional Gurung Costume.
Yet, their trek had not come to an end. They still had one more Mountain View point in their schedule. They made to Poonhill on October 30. Poonhill is the perfect view point for the glorious view of Annapurna, Dhaulagiri and Fishtail. After, a night stay at well facilitated View-point Poonhill, they trekked to the traditional Gurung village Ghandruk on 31st. Their final day of the trek ended at Nayapul where a comfy vehicle was waiting to escort them to Pokhara. Two Danish had the most wonderful trek with the most wonderful mountainous views along with encounter to different ethnical cultures in the highlands of Nepal.
View from Poonhill.
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