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Ski surrounded by the Italian Dolomites' jagged peaks. Departures December through to February.
This is a small group adult holiday. The group is usually between 4 and 16 in size, with an average of 12 like-minded clients booking individually, in a couple or as friends together.
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A great, well planned trip with breath taking views from beginning to end.
The Thorong La pass was a great achievement. Our group was one of the first few to cross over after the recent avalanche. Conditions were not normal and all staff members worked relentlessly to ensure we were safe.
The other side of Annapurna, In particular Kagbeni and Muktinath were fantastic.....you see the landscape change and you finally get to go downhill. Well worth doing the full circuit.
The staff and their constant effort to please and cater for our every need also made the trip worthwhile.
Prem Gurung - was fantastic, he was full of knowledge, he paced the groups out well and never stopped working. He and his team worked very well together.
His other staff members were also wonderful
Pemba Sherpa - Excellent front pacer, took care of everyone and their rooms and also never stopped working
Nima Sherpa - Excellent back marker, always thinking ahead and took care of us slow walkers
Lal - worked hard and good allrounder
Layers - I didn't bother with a down jacket, i know my body varies in heat, so I layered up and peeled of as and when required.
Thermals& Fleece - Invest in decent merino wool layers. I purchased Icebreakers, they were smell proof and well insulated...well worth every penny.
Snacks - you will always get to buy snacks along the way, it's good to contribute torwards the local economy, so don't get too bogged down on buying and bringing snacks from home.
Water - Handy to bring water purification tablets, there are safe water drinking stations along the way (not at every place, so please check with the guide in advance)
Food - Never had any problems and enjoyed every meal, there was a varied selection. Daal baath, is always the safest option for protein and plenty inclusive refills. Try the different teas at the teahouses. I recommend purchasing peanut butter to add to your toast/rotis at breakfast.
Listen to your guides - they speak from experience and always have the groups best welfare in mind
Take a diary - It was nice to map, and write down moments remembered, lunch stops and interesting encounters.
Equipment - If you purchase anything from a Kathmandu/Pakhora market, it will be cheap but not real.
Exodus tree nursery - This was disappointing to see, Exodus should consider investing in eco-sanitation, environmental, and/or safe water drinking projects.
Book this trip soon, the road is being built and we had no choice to walk parts of it, further road construction is bound to happen and change the nature of this circuit.
An outstanding trip from start to finish, with top quality trekking in outstanding scenery. This trek has it all - lovely lodges, veritable vistas and wonderful walking.
Capturing Manaslu - the last of the 8000m peaks I had to photograph! (though the appearance of Annapurna I out of the mist was also magical.
Very knowledgeable and in love with his job.
Do this trip soon, as the road will be pushed further and further up the valley in the future.
The views from Poon Hill were every bit as good as I remembered them and the home visit to the lady running the Manali Tree Nursery which Exodus support was a unique experience.
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