Annapurna dhaulagiri panorama trek sept 11-14, Nepal - Sep 10 - Sep 15, 2017

Traveler: Renee F. - Local specialist: Raj Gyawali

Our trek in the Annapurna Conservation Area (9/10-15) was just the getaway my brother Mark and I wanted/needed. It was very well organized, simple and peaceful. Our guide (Arjun Kulung) and porter (Bazdowz- sp?) were lovely- very personable and gracious. They made everything easy for us. Arjun’s knowledge of the area and the tea house proprietors/community members was fantastic. They both provided a perfect first impression of Nepal. I would recommend them and this trek without hesitation to friends interested in discovering Nepal. Sharing a meal with Anura our last night in Kathmandu was also great. All of the staff we interacted with (drivers in addition to the three named above) helped to make us feel very welcomed in Nepal.

Timely, informative responses to our emails; patience when we needed time to get organized on our end after prices were provided. The only thing I might have liked more directed information about was the need for waterproof boots (to keep leeches out!). I had listened to my friend who had lived in Nepal a few years ago and done more or less the same trek before. She said, one could do it in trainers. Maybe she'd gone at a drier time of year!

Raj Gyawali, local specialist, responded to this review:

Renee, thanks a ton for taking the time to write this review. Always very important to receive reviews for us, as we constantly learn.

As we did beyond the wonderful experience you had to ensure that we concentrate and force you on better footwear. This year has been a bit rainy and the leeches have stayed longer, thats true.. however, waterproof boots also do not keep them off, as they can enter via the shoelace holes, from the top etc... Gaiters are the only way to keep them off... or... read more

Renee, thanks a ton for taking the time to write this review. Always very important to receive reviews for us, as we constantly learn.

As we did beyond the wonderful experience you had to ensure that we concentrate and force you on better footwear. This year has been a bit rainy and the leeches have stayed longer, thats true.. however, waterproof boots also do not keep them off, as they can enter via the shoelace holes, from the top etc... Gaiters are the only way to keep them off... or soaking the socks in salt water...

We will learn from this no doubts to add in more information on the gear list!

The rest flowed well it looks like, and I will definitely transfer this review for all the team to read and treasure. This is what we work for! The team all work together to make each trip exceptional, and when we do succeed, its a real joy!

Hope to see you again in Nepal!