Annapurna Region, Trekking, HikingModerate, Strenous

Annapurna Sanctuary Trekking

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  • Destination:Nepal
  • Trip Grade:Moderate, Strenous
  • Total Duration:10

“HIMALAYAS ARE HERE TO BRING TEARS IN YOUR EYES”

After driving 50 minutes from Pokhara, you will reach the trek starting point is Birethanti. As you proceed slowly along the trek upward, the varied characteristics of nature and those of the cultures and customs of different ethnic groups are noticed. On the day you arrive at an altitude of 2800m. You will have a pleasant feeling for being quite near to nature. The day after as you get to a place called Poonhill after walking up a distance of around an hour, you can not only enjoy a superb panorama of both Annapurna and Dhaulagiri but also very splendid and magnificent view of sunrise. Poonhill is one of the most interesting features of this trekking tour.

The downward return trek becoming different from that of upwards goes through one of the big forests of rhododendron of the world. If it is the month of May the complete forest becomes a mixture of white and red blossoms of rhododendron flowers.

The Annapurna Basecamp is the destination of this trekking tour is considered to be a natural amphitheater as it is surrounded all around by the different peaks of Annapurna range namely: Annapurna South, Annapurna 1st, Machhapuchhre, and Barashshikhar. Situated at an altitude of 4300m. The Annapurna Base camp can be reached by passing through the forests of bamboo and rhododendron. You trek upward ahead you will encounter on the way the beautiful Gurung villages Chhomrong, Sinuwa and the rural communities of Modi Khola. In the course of these 12/13 days long trekking, you will observe with enthusiasm the lifestyle of the farmers dedicating to make their lands fertile. Moreover, this trekking route apart from other could also be the destination for nature lovers, which can be reached by air or overland service from Kathmandu.

Early in the morning to see prismatic ice climbing we have to take you over 500m from Annapurna Base camp to over Hiuchuli Base Camp. It takes around 2 hrs climbing for brilliant panorama views of Annapurna ranges. So, from top of Base Camp, we can see long Annapurna first glacier and Hiuchuli glacier.

Outline Itinerary

  • Day - 01: Arrive Kathmandu , Transfer to the Hotel.
  • Day - 02: Acclimatization day in Kathmandu and prepare our necessary arrangement for next day's trip
  • Day –03: Drive to Pokhara 8 hrs by Tourist Bus or 25 minute fly by Nepal Domestic Air and spend night in Pokhara
  • Day –04: Drive by Tourist Bus Pokhara to New Bridge – an hrs and hike up to Tikhedhunga (1540m.) -3 hrs.
  • Day –05: Tikhedhunga – Ghorepani (2800m.) – 4 ½ hrs.
  • Day – 06: Ghorepani – Tadapani (2630m) – 4 ½ hrs.
  • Day – 07: Tadapani – Chhomrong (2140m)- 4 hours.
  • Day - 08: Chhomrong - Himalaya (2900m) – 4 ½ hrs.
  • Day - 09: Himalaya – MBC(3700m) /ABC(4200m) -5 hours.
  • Day - 10: ABC - Bamboo/Sinuwa- 6 ½ hours.
  • Day - 11: Bamboo/Sinuwa – Jhinu -4 hrs.
  • Day - 12: Jhinu – New Bridge -3 hours and an hour drive to Pokhara by Tourist coach.
  • Day - 13: Drive back to Kathmandu buy private Car or Tourist Bus it takes 7/8 hours by Bus.
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Detail Itinerary

Day - 01: Arrive Kathmandu , Transfer to the Hotel.
Day - 02: Acclimatization day in Kathmandu and prepare our necessary arrangement for next day's trip
Day –03: Drive to Pokhara 8 hrs by Tourist Bus or 25 minute fly by Nepal Domestic Air and spend night in Pokhara
Day –04: Drive by Tourist Bus Pokhara to New Bridge – an hrs and hike up to Tikhedhunga (1540m.) -3 hrs.

Today is the first day, we don't walk longer day and we don't climb much. Low altitude and if sunny day we will feel little humid. All the way well steps which is made by local people and Annapurna conservation project. Crops terrace, paddy and green enough because of low altitude today in this October/November.

Day –05: Tikhedhunga – Ghorepani (2800m.) – 4 ½ hrs.

Today we have climb very well made up stapes from Tikhedhunga to Ulleri. Hope, we will feel harder in the beginning but because of the morning walk, we can do very easily. This town calls blue roof town of
Magar ethnicity. Every house roof made of blue tin roof and Hotels are looking modern. This is the place, where we could see Mountain views from your bedroom
window. Dhaulagiri, Annapurna south and other peaks always appear in your
eyes until to sleep.

Early in the morning ascend Poonhill (3200m) for the beautiful sunrise and breakfast spectacular views of Annapurna, Dhaulagiri and Machhapuchhre ranges, before proceeding to Tadapani (2700m) – 5 ½  hours.

The poon Hill (3200m): The view from Ghorepani and Poon Hill above is one of the best on the circuit. The Himalayan chain between Dhauligiri and Manaslu can be clearly seen. Many people ascend Poon Hill in the morning before breakfast to get a good view of the mountains and Sunrise.

However, the view of Machhupuchhare is disappointing in the morning as the sun rises behind it. The view of Dhaulagiri with the rising sun shining on it is magnificent. On a clear evening, the view of Machhupuchhare from here would be magnificent.

Day – 06: Ghorepani – Tadapani (2630m) – 4 ½ hrs.

We have today all the Rhododendrons forest and some parts are pine trees. We have to climb in the beginning shortly and rest of we have slow gradual till to Tadapani. Tadapani is the town where you will explore between of thick forest and sometimes we can see long tail Monkey around our door. To see the South Annapurna and Himchuli it is the place where we can see very closely.

Day – 07: Tadapani – Chhomrong (2140m)- 4 hours.

In the beginning, we have to walk inside the forest but the trail goes down. Local village and the narrow trail makes little uncomfortable but looks very great sceneries down part of Kimrong Khola. Its looks great naturally beautiful canyon of Annapurna region.

To get Chhomrong from Tadapani takes around 4 hrs only. But, it takes more time including our lunch break and explores more time beautiful and natural beauty with local villages. Then get big traditional Gurung village Chhomrong with brilliant views of in front of South Annapurna and Hiuchuli Himalayas views. This will be the great place to spend the night with fantastic views before head up to Annapurna Base Camp.

Day - 08: Chhomrong - Himalaya (2900m) – 4 ½ hrs.

Today we have to walk very banks of Modi River and most of the trail little muddy and jungle way. There are some of towns Bamboo, Dovan and will break for our Lunch. We can see so many differences of spices and waterfalls.

Time to time will follow by fishtail views and huge waterfalls from the Hiuchuli peak. Possibly we can see many wild dear, Monkeys and so many butterflies along the trail. Deurali is the first destination to the over 3 thousand miter altitude so will feel little different feel to the temperature for next day.

Day - 09: Himalaya – MBC(3700m) /ABC(4200m) -5 hours.

We will feel totally different today because we are going to enter the Base Camp area from out of tree label altitude. MBC and ABC have over four thousand altitudes and will feel chilly all the time with cool breathing. Around every side will see full ice Mountain (Fishtail, Gangapurna, Annapurna, Hiuchuli etc). It will be the last destination for your journey. We will see very clear Sunrise and Sunset views from the MBC/ABC.

Day - 10: ABC - Bamboo/Sinuwa- 6 ½ hours.

Today is the very important day to catch the memorable Sunrise views from the ABC. We have to wake up early in the morning. Immediately we will climb little up to glaciers area and can view all the Mountain with Sunrise. We will take just our Camera bag with down Jackets only. We will hank around the top of Hill for the few hrs to catch pictures. Then will back down to Hotel and will have breakfast and then after finished bag pack will start to walk down to Sinuwa.

Will take little longer walk down but we will forget every pain after getting culture dance with the local women group at Sinuwa. Sinuwa village is such village very popular for Gurung women culture programme. Every peak season gathers all women groups and performs their culture evidence by songs and dance. They come to request little money as the donation for women groups but, they use very diversity porpoise those collections for community development (Trail maintain, water pipe, health etc).

Day - 11: Bamboo/Sinuwa – Jhinu -4 hrs.

It is place where you can see natural hot spring. You can enjoy with hot bath in hot pool.

Day - 12: Jhinu – New Bridge -3 hours and an hour drive to Pokhara by Tourist coach.
Day - 13: Drive back to Kathmandu buy private Car or Tourist Bus it takes 7/8 hours by Bus.

Note: Program itinerary can be changed as per different situation, time frame and client’s interest. Please, suggest us we can make your flexibilities always. Your sightseeing trip in Kathmandu and Pokhara, you can do after your trek.

Cost Includes

1. Service in Kathmandu

  • Kathmandu Airport picks up and drop.
  • Welcome dinner in typical Nepali café with final brief regarding your trek and introduction with your trekking crews.
  • Sightseeing in Different ancient cities of Kathmandu Valley by Tourist Coach
  • 2 Nights Hotel accommodation in Kathmandu @ Tibet Guest House www.tibetguesthouse.com

2.During the Trip

  • Kathmandu to all destinations by Bus services provided.
  • 3 times, delicious/standard foods except for Alcoholic beverages, bottled, can soft drinks during the treks.
  • Standard hotel/Guest house/Lodge accommodation as per possibilities will be provided during the trek.
  • Permit and conservation Fees in Annapurna region.
  • 2 nights Hotel accommodations in Pokhara @ Hotel Romantica at Lake side. www.hotelromanticapokhara.com
  • All Local Taxes.
  • Our Sincere Guides service for Trekking.
  • Kind and honest porters for Trekking.
  • Salary for the guides & porters in Trekking.
  • Food for guides & porters in Trekking.
  • Accommodation for Guides & porters in Trekking.
  • Insurance for guides & porters for trekking.
  • Overland Transportation for Guides & porters in trekking.

Cost Excludes

  • Foods in Kathmandu and Pokhara.
  • Alcoholic beverages and Bottled, canned, soft drinks and some essential things during the trek.
  • Needful clothes.
  • Sudden rescue Charge, If in case
  • (Maximum 6000 U.S Dollar Travel Insurance will be enough)
  • Clinical treatment and drugs.
  • Buying personal wanted materials, souvenir, gift etc.
  • Tipping for Guide and Porters after your trek

Program structure:

  • -Arrival transfer to hotel,
  • -Sightseeing in different ancient cities in Kathmandu by car.

We explore the Kathmandu valley by taking a guided look around Swayambhunath, the monkey temple, with its commanding views of Kathmandu, huge stupas, and synthesis of religions. We also visit the Hindu Pashupatinath on the banks of the holy Bagmati river with its saddhus and temple complex, and the huge stupa at Boudhanath which is surrounded by a lively Tibetan community with traditional gompas and monasteries. In the late afternoon, we can sort out any equipment that you need to rent. During your stay in Nepal, you can have chances to see many Hindus or Buddhist Temple around you with the local devotees on the in worshiping many gods and goddess.

-Flight booking conditions:

Nepal 's Domestic airlines are always tight in major tourist destinations like Lukla, Jomsom, Phaplu, Dolpa, and Jumla in peak tourist seasons. The passengers start to book their flight from June July, August for the autumn season treks, We feel sorry for your inconvenience, there are not any facilities to book the domestic flight from your home country except Royal Nepal Airlines just for Pokhara either, because most of the domestic airlines are operated by private sector who still do not have International flight connection due to the lack of aeroplane and property except Necon air. So that you have to book your flight through Travel Agency located in Nepal or by we kind of Trekking Crews. Anyway, I will book your flight as soon as you give me confirmation of your trip with me.

-Accommodation in hotel lodges

Nepal’s Accommodation in trekking areas is slowly moving to mini urbanization process. Wherever you go, the National Parks and Conservation Projects are working to enhance the living standard compared to the clean and hygienic society. So everywhere you will see breaking the rocks to build the new buildings and cemented to make clean. You will find cottage types of lodges with separate and dormitory beds rooms in every shelter with improving toilets, hot shower and sunroom with clean and wooden dining table with the big metal chimney on the middle of Dining Room to have the fire while in the evening burning fallen woods below 3500m. and the Yak Dungs over 3500m.

There have been many changes along popular trekking routes over the past few years, especially since the barrage of bestsellers about the 1996 Everest drama, which caused a renewed interest, especially in the Solu Khumbu region. Since then many new lodges have been built along all trekking paths, offering a variety of amenities.

Generally, the lodges in the trekking region are more basic. Rooms tend to be small, unheated wooden boxes with two beds, and only the more upscale versions offer electric lights fed by solar panels. Toilets are often squat-style wooden outhouses. Toilet paper is available for purchase everywhere.

-3 times meals BF, LN, DN in same lodges every day.

All our meals will be at teahouses and, although the food is usually plentiful and delicious, you should be aware that the menu is not normally extensive.

However, the menus in all lodges offer a surprising variety of foods. Most lodge owners have learned about western food preferences and offer items such as pizza, lasagna, muesli, sandwiches and even burgers. If you wish, we provide you with an opportunity to watch a lodge kitchen in action, producing an enormous number and variety of meals on a single wood-burning stove. You will definitely gain an appreciation for the effort that goes into satisfying the appetites of tourists from all over the world. But keep in mind that a lot of the ingredients for such "exotic" foods have to be carried on porters’ backs, and the further you get from original food supplies, the higher the price tag will be on some of these items.

We, Nepalese eat a meal of Dhal Bhaat (rice with lentil soup, curry, and pickles) twice daily. The ingredients vary according to local and seasonal availability, but vegetarian options are the norm. Another cheap popular local dish is the ubiquitous instant noodle soup, enhanced by local vegetables, or meat or egg, depending on availability. Eating Nepali-style will provide you with a truly local experience, guarantees fresh ingredients everywhere, and rules out disappointments. Let’s face it: Lasagna Himalaya-style will not be the true Italian version you may be accustomed to.

The Kitchens staffs you will find are trained for cooking, and guest relation, The foods will be served with according to the Lodge Management Committee approved Menu system providing Nepalese, Indian, Chinese and Continental western foods. Beers, Whisky western and Nepalese, Snickers, Mar Bars, Coca-Cola, Mineral water, Cereals and many others essentials foods will be available in every lodge. And do not forget of Garlic and RARA noodles soups will make you smelly going up to avoid high altitude sickness. For a quick fix: Tea is available everywhere and Nepali biscuits are cheap, delicious and provide a great energy boost for long uphill climbs.

Most teahouses offer a variety of rice and noodle dishes, as well as soup and seasonal vegetables. A variety of cereals, bread and egg dishes are generally available for breakfast. There will also be plenty of snacks available such as biscuits, chocolate, and soft drinks and in some areas, you will find fresh fruit in season.

  • -Staffs (Numbers of Trekking Guides and Porter number of necessary)
  • -Flight/Drive Back to Kathmandu

Program structure:

-Arrival transfer to hotel,
-Sightseeing in different ancient cities in Kathmandu by car.

We explore the Kathmandu valley by taking a guided look around Swayambhunath, the monkey temple, with its commanding views of Kathmandu, huge stupas, and synthesis of religions. We also visit the Hindu Pashupatinath on the banks of the holy Bagmati River with its saddhus and temple complex, and the huge stupa at Boudhanath which is surrounded by a lively Tibetan community with traditional gompas and monasteries.

In the late afternoon, we can sort out any equipment that you need to rent. During your stay in Nepal, you can have chances to see many Hindus or Buddhist Temple around you with the local devotees on the in worshiping many gods and goddess.

-Flight booking conditions:

Nepal 's Domestic airlines are always tight in major tourist destinations like Lukla, Jomsom, Phaplu, Dolpa, and Jumla in peak tourist seasons. The passengers start to book their flight from June July, August for the autumn season treks, We feel sorry for your inconvenience, there are not any facilities to book the domestic flight from your home country except Royal Nepal Airlines just for Pokhara either, because most of the domestic airlines are operated by private sector who still do not have International flight connection due to the lack of aeroplane and property except Necon air. So that you have to book your flight through Travel Agency located in Nepal or by we kind of Trekking Crews. Anyway, I will book your flight as soon as you give me confirmation of your trip with me.

High Altitude Sickness:

When trekking or climbing above 3000m/10,000ft it is important to take into account the effect of altitude on your body. The thinner air affects you in many ways and if you go high too fast you can kill yourself as we have seen on this year one of 53 years old Indian and 57 years Russian citizens from Pune and Moscow died suddenly in Namche as soon as they arrived.

Rescue? if in case?

I trek with limited distance every day so that my every client can take advantage of being in the Himalaya, However, Some time suddenly or Just in case of your usual disease or other accidental causes may need you to get rescued from Himalaya. So at that duration you will be fully responsible to pay the Helicopter charges as soon as you arrive in Kathmandu by yourself or asking amount from your home country or with the response from related Embassy in Kathmandu, which will be paid back by your Insurance company in your country after claiming your paid in Nepal amount with the help of Doctors certificates, Airlines Certificates and other documents given from authorized Person like Guide, Local Govt. Member or People of related fields where you get sick.

Climate:

Nepal has four distinct seasons. Spring, from March to May, is warm and dusty with rain showers. Summer, from June to August, is the monsoon season when the hills turn lush and green. Autumn, from September to November, is cool with clear skies and is the most popular trekking season. In winter, from December to February, it is cold at night and can be foggy in the early morning, but afternoons are usually clear and pleasant, though there is occasional snow in the mountains.

Because Nepal is quite far south (at the same latitude as Miami and Cairo ) the weather is warmer and winter is much milder at lower elevations, including Kathmandu at 1400 meters. It rarely snows below 2000 meters.

Electricity:

Pokhara, Ghorepani, Chomrong, Sinuwa, Landruk does have hydroelectricity, you can recharge your camera batteries just in those places. After that level, you will need to sleep with candles and Solar battery lights just in the Dining Room during the dinnertime and you cannot recharge the batteries.

Water and Chances of Getting sick:

However Nepal is second richest in the world for water after Brazil, The water here is just 0.3% of total water is pure. Because most of the rivers flow from the glacier and from top to bottom and hilly mountains. As you know people live on the mountain and the animals graze in the pastures and most of the manual flows together. On the other hand, you can buy the mineral water bottle but we feel very sorry to discourage you from not to buy, considering our Environment. But there is an idea, we can purify the water using some Iodine Pills or Purifying drops which can be available in drug stores in Kathmandu. We can use the water after nearly boiled which is safe.

I have a lot of different experience that people get diarrhea, vomiting during the trek because of water and food, so always I take my medication with me which can kill Guardia and bacteria in the Himalaya because sometimes the drugs you bring cannot match with Himalayan Bacteria and Germs. I use locally manufactured drugs with me but If the clients are o.k. I feel very happy.

Insurances of Guide and Porters.

We do our life insurance and Trekking insurance for the duration of 10 or 15 years from the reputed insurance company in Kathmandu, Nepal which covers our insurance for the duration of our trek as well.

Well, I hope above details will be quite enough for you to understand for your upcoming trip to Nepal Trekking. If you agree with my proposal please do let me know your opinion. Please do feel free to contact me if you have found any error in my sending. Also, as soon as your arrival information will be much appreciated to prepare your trip arrangement here.

For our further contact and voice communication, you can provide me your contact Number either Mobile or Home office phone will be much more appreciated.

Flexible local company

Great locally based company. Flexible and able to cater for couples through to larger groups. Have used them for Annapurna and for Everest/Gokyo lakes treks as well as around Kathmandu. Will even sort out Kathmandu hotels and airport pick up etc as well as cultural tours

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Darrell M,

Great organisation and network in Nepal

Jagat and his team were top notch with organising our trek, transfers and accommodation both in Kathmandu and on the Everest trek. Our guide Gopi and porters were excellent especially when I had to come down early due to altitude sickness. My other two friends are still up there doing the Island Peak climb. Jagat has a strong network in both Kathmandu and on the Everest trail so things can be organised easily.
I strongly recommend you use Independent Trekking Guide Cooperative

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Dave NZ,

Family trek with small children in Langtang valley

We spent a week in the Langtang valley with Chet and his team. We did a 7-day trek with our 3 children aged 6, 4 and 1 years old. Everything went very smoothly thanks to the professionalism of the team. Chet and Jagat welcomed us at the airport and took care of us up until the very last day. The tea houses along the trek were carefully selected with good food and no food poisoning. Chet has been a very kind, attentive guide. The 2 porters were also incredibly kind and helpful. The children loved it! We will certainly use this organisation when we go back next time.

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James W,

BADASS !! Manaslu Circuit 2023

My friend and I’s first time in this wildly beautiful country was made into the most incredible experience by the people at Independent Trekking Guides Co-op. From the first few emails to arriving in Kathmandu, all along the journey until our parting we were taken care of in all ways and beyond. The organization, communication, attentiveness, and flexibility were top notch. Seamless from the very beginning, even when plans change, inevitably. Perhaps most importantly they possess a kindness and presence that is uniquely Nepali and brought a depth and sweetness to our experience that is hard to put into words. Thank you Gopi, our guide, for bringing us through the mountains and for your immense knowledge, humour, heart and focus over the 2 weeks we spent together, suffering and triumphing moment to moment. Chandra, our porter, thank you for your warmth, your spirit, and absolute beast mode strength that I will revere and talk about as long as I live. Gopi and Chandra enriched our experience and perspective of Nepal and it’s people, landscapes and ways that are entirely unique and both astounding and inspiring. We very much became a unit together in our own way and worked together till the very end. I will never forget coming down off the Larkya La pass and sledding down the snow together (trying not to fly off the side) after a gruelling journey and the bliss that brought us to laugh and be silly. Jagat, thank you for your commitment to excellence in providing people from around the world with such an immensely wonderful experience of your country and to your own people through the same love and care you pour into your community. I absolutely cannot recommend Independent Trekking Guides Co-op of Nepal more… they are it and they are doing it right. The value, depth, connection to the culture and land, and commitment to safety and experience is unlike any other tour company out there. Time in Nepal changes your life in many subtle and huge ways, some that I have yet to know or understand myself and I look forward to coming back for more, and I will be journeying with none other than these guys. Much love to Jagat, Gopi and Chandra, and everyone else we encountered along the way. Till next time. - Laura & Abbie

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Laura D,

Blast!

We had a blast! Guides were so caring and hospitable! They worked very hard to ensure we have a great experience in Kathmandu and on the trek. Would love to go on another adventure with them!

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Daria M,

Best team I have seen

This is my fourth expedition with Independent Trekking Guides, and each one gets better! Our team of 20 travelled the Tamang Heritage Trek as well as the Langtang trek, climbing Yala Peak as the high point. Chet was our lead guide, and was exceptional. No food/water-born illnesses on the trek, which is a credit to the attention to detail that the ITG cooks paid to each meal. At base camp, incredible energy was put into chopping ice and melting it for drinking and cooking. The cooks created amazing meals at our high camp as well. The ITG staff is the most friendly, considerate, and knowledgeable team I have seen in Nepal. Highly recommend

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Les,

Excellent guide service!

Jagat and his team were amazing to work with. This was the second trek that I've been on with them, and I can't say enough good about the experience. If you are planning a trek in Nepal, I would definitely recommend this outfit. Very professional and friendly. Previously we used them as a guide service for the Poon Hill trek. This year we did the Helambu trek. We booked the Helambu trek several months in advance, but the week of the trek the area received significant snowfall. The guides safely led our party through the trek with no injuries. We also had a wonderful Jeep tour on the way back to Kathmandu. It was a great experience working with them!

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jimjohnston577,

Highly Recommend

People heading to trek in Nepal typically do so to see and experience the magnificent mountains. Many. However, end up discovering Nepal’s greater gem – her people. Their warmth, hospitality and cheerful smiles are unmatched anywhere in the world, in my opinion. And Jagat Lama and his team at Nepal Independent Trekking Guides exemplifies this like no other. Of the 13 trips I have made to Nepal so far, I’ve spent time on 11 of them with Jagat, Chet, Chandra and many others within the cooperative. I consider them among my most cherished friends. As far as leading treks, I wholeheartedly endorse them. They are masters of organization and maintain an unparalleled network of porters and guides. Your safety is their prime concern. They offer flexibility and freedom you won’t find in many, if any, other Nepali outfitters. You’ll never be herded like cattle on tight schedules, forced to push ahead at a pace you’re not comfortable with. They know exactly how to make your trek as outstanding as it can possible be – perfect for you and your companions. They will open a window for you into the most wonderful people, sights, tastes and experiences authentic Nepal has to offer. I highly recommend them.

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Jim Haun,

A very different trekking company

Even though I never had the great pleasure of trekking with Jagat Lama or any other of his team, I know some friends who have and were utterly pleased.

I met Jagat Lama 9 years ago or so and try to see him every time I come to Nepal which is almost every year. He's always been of great service for anything I needed his help or advice for, took time off his over busy schedule with a smile, and is just a delightful person to be with, speaking excellent English, being always polite, kind and cheerful.
2 years ago he helped organise a trek to Mustang for my son and myself.

By the way, Jagat Lama has started out as a porter at a very young age and this is probably the toughest job in the world, having to carry weights sometimes up to 80 kgs, having to deal with high altitude, bitter cold and fatigue, eating poorly in order to save money for their families, getting very low salaries ; such is the tough life of a porter. But Jagat Lama had great vision and talent.

So after many years of extremely hard work and thanks to his capacity of having learned English so quickly , Jagat Lama then became a guide taking groups or individual clients all over Nepal. His kindness and proficiency earned him a lot of sympathy and faithful clients coming back year after year.

But having experienced himself the hardships as a porter, who very often are ruthlessly exploited demanding them to carry maximum weight, Jagat one day decided that this was enough. He thus created his own Trekking Guide Cooperative working only with locals and making sure that they were treated correctly concerning weights and salaries as well as ensuring them decent conditions during the trek!

This makes his company stand apart from many other mostly profit oriented companies, a lot of which are foreign.
And in his spare time, which means Jagat Lama has hardly ever a moment for himself, he goes to his native mountain village Kumari, but the many extraordinary achievements Jagat Lama achieved there, are too long to explain here. But you might want to check it out: "healthanded4nepal.org"
There you will find out how Jagat Lama struggled all his life to help his remote mountain village Kumari, creating the first school and hospital which were sadly destroyed during the devastating earthquakes in 2015. But instead of moaning and giving up, Jagat just rebuilt everything!!! Yes!! It's truly impressive when you learn about his his story and I'm deeply honoured to have such a compassionate and humble human being as my friend.

By the way, you must check out his Kumari coffeee shop not far from Swayambhunath temple, the best coffee (organic of course) of the whole valley!!!

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sasssi,

Totally tailored to my needs and so well looked after

This is the real deal. It is the best collection of independent, authentic and experienced Nepalese trekking guides. Jagat met me at my hotel and organised for me to be accompanied by Gopi Lama for a 6 day trek in the Annapurna region. We could stop or go slow whenever I liked and he always got me the best rooms in the guest houses. He was knowledgeable, spoke great english and was great company. And the route we took matched all my requirements to see the best views but not too much climbing at my age of 65. Highly recommended. And not expensive.

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john c,

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