Two Danish trekkers Mr. Joergen Petersen and Mr. Arne Rasmussen through our exclusive country partner Kipling Travel arrived to Nepal on April 8, 2013 to fulfill their adventure appetite during their trek to Annapurna Base Camp. The very next day they hit the road to Pokhara and instantly kicked off the long awaited Annapurna Base Camp Trek.
Annapurna and major Nepalese city Pokhara dominate the western Nepal. Their starting point to this major trekking route is a naturally blessed city, Pokhara. Annapurna Base Camp Trek is the most popular trekking trial of Nepal where every year above 50% of the total trekkers to Nepal trek in the region. The beautiful landscapes, the gorgeous mountain views, the dense vegetation of rhododendrons, bamboos and giant firs throughout the trial are luring beauties of the Annapurna Base Camp trek. Apart from these, the rock strewn steep trials, rushing rivers, deep waterfalls and the exceptionally unique cultural practices in the villages mostly dominated by Gurung inhabitants is equally worthwhile to explore. As the trek of these Danish trekkers came closer to the Annapurna Base Camp the improving views of the wide range of Himalayas and the cool Himalayan breeze provided them the sensational joys. Every moment the Annapurna Base Camp trek rewarded them with the worthwhile watch. They enjoyed the cultural, geographical and the climatic aspects to the fullest. Annapurna Conservation Area Project in the area has the lead role in preserving the floras, faunas, wild lives, and fragile nature of the region. The conserved area includes both the Base Camps Machapucchre and Annapurna. The trek in the region is also particularly popular because the trial also takes the trekkers to the famous trekking peaks of Nepal including Tent Peak, Fluted Peak and Hiunchuli.
As the Danish trekkers concluded the 2 weeks long Annapurna Base Camp trek they had two free days at Kathmandu and finally the very happy trekkers departed back home on 26 April, 2013.
Ms. Julie Harris and Mr. Lance Thompson rated with thumbs up gesture to our service during their trek to Annapurna Base Camp. A couple accompanied them on the trek. Richard and Anne Deverell were overwhelmed with our guiding expertise. Deverell couple made few beautiful comments regarding the trek and their Chitwan tour with Explore Himalaya.
“As we checked out of the airport, we found out Pushpa was waiting there for us. She was very welcoming and made us feel very special in our first meeting”.
Himalaya Range through the dense forest.
“We had an excellent trek. We are full of praise for helpful trek leader Bharat and our two porters to our trekking to Annapurna Base Camp. The meals in the hotels during the trek was plenty with abundant choice. Every staffs we met during the trek were very helpful”.
“Drivers during the ride drove safely. However, we would suggest that all vehicles should have seat belts for all the passengers”.
Nature’s pride ..on the way.
“Trek itinerary to Annapurna Base Camp was well planned and had enough time for acclimatization and other activities like bird spotting. At suggestion of our guide Bharat and on agreement of everyone on trek, we did not spend a night at Annapurna Base Camp. Instead we had 2 hours trek in the morning (which was plenty) and then descended to Doban for night. This meant we had full morning to visit hot springs below Jhinu Danda. Everyone in our group thought this was an improvement on the original itinerary”.
“We booked our vacation with Explore Himalaya via High Places Sheffield England. We made the perfect choice”.
Annapurna Marathon will be held on June 3, where competitors will race from Annapurna Base Camp (ABC) (4550m) to Dhampus(1770m) in Kaski district, covering a distance of 42.195 kilometers43 km. Athletes will have to race through Sinuwa Danda, Chomrong, Landruk, Tolka and Pothana to complete the race.
The marathon has been organized by various tourism organizations in memory of sociologist & scholar Late Dr. Harka Bahadur Gurung and mountaineer Maurice Herzog with the aim of promoting sports and adventure tourism in the region. Cash prizes for winners range from Rs. 50,000/- to Rs 15,000/- .
A total of 79,900 visitors was recorded at Annapurna Conservation Area in the last fiscal year.This is the highest recorded number of arrivals in the area till date and has exceeded last year’s arrivals by 4000.Routes of popular treks like Annapurna Circuit and Annapurna Base Camp Trek fall under this area.
Pièce de résistance of Annapurna Trek – Chomrong’s Chocolate Cake
Nepal has remained a favourite destination among travellers and adventurers. The country’s many trails and exotic locales continues to work its magic as magazines and travel guides vote the myriad experiences to be had in this country as some of the best in the world, year after year.It’s no surpise that Nepal has made it once again to Time magazine’s “Best of Asia 2010” list. According to the magazine ‘Best of Asia’ is an annual guide about “the region’s best experiences for mind, body and soul“.
The piece on Nepal has been written by Krista Mahr.She takes the trail to Annapurna Base Camp and in the middle of nowhere(Chomrong actually), the writer gets to indulge in a heavenly delight: a generous slice of chocolate cake. The article is aptly titled “Best Chocolate Cake”.