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  • Reviewed December 2017
    dominique ALHERITIERE

    Annapurna Circuit 12 November - 2 December 2017

    A very good tour with an excellent team which was only fair when it came to the transparency of the costs and to a few below standard accommodations, even in the local context.

    What was the most inspirational moment of your trip?

    Obviously the mountain views and the friendship among tean members and with the staff

    What did you think of your group leader?

    Angeloo Sherpa was simply fabulous, discreet but always present, highly responsible and experienced, caring and competent.

    Do you have any advice for potential travellers?

    Try to impress on Exodus to see that the accommodations have the basic, minimum comfort. In four occasions, there was not even a nail in the romms to hang clothes. we were lucky that we had superb weather and therefore no wet clothe. Such sloppiness, carelessness is unacceptable.
  • Reviewed November 2017
    Nick Holloway

    A great and memorable Annapurna Circuit

    The whole trip was excellently organised, the accommodation generally better than expected as was the food. The scenery was breathtaking. We were lucky to have perfect weather the whole time. The group leader was excellent being always good humoured, friendly and helpful. Slight downsides were the amount of road walking where occasional buses, lorries and jeeps would tend to hoot at us and then cover us in dust as they passed. Also, some tea houses made hygiene difficult by having very poor or no hand washing facilities in the toilets.

    What was the most inspirational moment of your trip?

    The first close up view of the high snow capped peaks.

    What did you think of your group leader?

    Our group leader was excellent and always had his finger on the pulse of the group. He was pro-active in seeking continuous feedback from the group and dealing with any issues promptly and effectively. He also clearly was effectively managing the guide and porters. He was excellent on safety issues especially those relating to altitude. He also ensured that an appropriate pace was set at all times.

    Do you have any advice for potential travellers?

    Make sure you have adequate clothing for very cold nights and make sure you bring plenty of socks. In general, the packing list in the trip notes is very good including its recommendation for using a Steripen for water purification.
  • Reviewed November 2017
    Meena Jefferys

    Annapurna circuit

    I have just returned from a very exciting three week trip to Annapurna circuit. Every day was different and full of adventure. With excellent guide in Gum, we all managed theTharong La pass without any altitude problem. The people of Nepal and all the staff including porters are really happy to help and always smiling. Just make sure you take enough clothes for the cold weather. If you forget there is plenty of opportunity to buy anything you need.

    What was the most inspirational moment of your trip?

    Throng La pass, lovely lunch stops on the way.

    What did you think of your group leader?

    Gum was the best leader I have ever had. He was always relaxed, smiling and was able to deal with all our needs.

    Do you have any advice for potential travellers?

    Ensure you have plenty of clothes for the cold and include a tshirt for the warmer days.

    Is there anything else you would like to add?

    No
  • Reviewed March 2017
    William Cowburn

    Annapurna Circuit Feb 17

    This classic trek is not for the faint hearted. Although the distances covered are not great, the fact that much of the trek is above 3000m means that effort required is significant and the day crossing the Throng La Pass at over 5400m is by far the most strenous with a 4am start and 1500m climb - equivalant to climbing Ben Nevis from the summit of Mt Blanc. The trek has been very well thought out with slack included just in case there are delays on the pass due to weather or sickness. The mountain views are awesome but there are also stretches of near desert where the going isn't quite so good.

    What was the most inspirational moment of your trip?

    Sunrise on the snow covered mountains was spectacular

    What did you think of your group leader?

    Our leader, Prem, was outstanding. He organised everything to run like clockwork. He took great care of the group especially when some of us were suffering the effects of altitude thus ensuring everyone achieved their goal of completing the trek. His sense of humour was just what was needed to keep spirits up, we could have wished for better. Not sure how he influenced the weather but it was almost perfect for us - but just one day behind us every day the weather had closed in with heavy snow on the Pass just a few hours after we crossed it. We named him 'Prem the Lucky'!

    Do you have any advice for potential travellers?

    February turned out to be a good choice - clear weather (mostly) and deserted tea houses that we had to ourselves. From what we saw of other folk on the trek, Exodus was a good choice. Having seen other trekkers trying to tackle the high passes independently I was glad we were in the hands of competant leaders and had a happy support team of sherpas.

    Is there anything else you would like to add?

    Our trip was the first to spend more time in Pokhara at the end and less time in Kathmandu at the start. That was welcome, the hotel at Pokhara is great and the town is a much better place to relax after the trek than Kathmandu. The Qatar flights to Kathmandu allow some extra time there as they leave at night rather than the morning group flight.
  • Reviewed November 2014
    Anonymous

    Bill McOwan

    An excellent trip even though we could not complete the circuit because of the disaster on the Thorong La pass. My and I am sure the rest of the groups thoughts are with the families and friends of those who died or were injured in the storm.

    What was the most inspirational moment of your trip?

    The views of the mountains at Manang. Our Nepalise guides and porters who were always very helpful and always had a ready smile.

    What did you think of your group leader?

    Kumar is an excellent leader and a credit to Exodus. He should be commended for a job well done.

    Do you have any advice for potential travellers?

    Make sure your kit is in good condition as you never know what weather you will get in the mountains - Monsoon rain to snow blizzards. Get your visa before you travel as the process at Kathmandu can take a very long time.
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