Namaste Bhai Vijay…
Trekking to the Annapurna Base Camp in the country of the Mount Everest can be very overwhelming for most first timers. To most of us, in a group of 14 hikers, this has been the trip we were talking and trained for almost a year. One of the fears that clouded my mind was the guide, can they be trusted for taking care of our needs and safety. Upon meeting Vijay my mind settled to confident level, thus motivated us to tackle those tracks. I cannot speak highly enough of our tour organiser, Vijay (grandeadventure.com) for ensuring that all our needs were met, right from the start until our departure. He personally makes sure that our meals were ready on time. During those tough days of trekking he also would check that no one was left behind, which was a good thing.
While driving to the starting point, we were gobsmacked and scrambling looking for words to describes the beauty of Nepal ranges.
Trekking to the base camp is tough but not as bad as most would think, may be just a low level of fitness is required. I was not disappointed with this trip and the level of services provided by Vijay and crew. We make many new friends along the tracks. ABC has been on our places to trek bucket list, and its will be one of the absolutely memorable especially waking up to amazing sunrises. All of us made it to base camp safely and the return journey was as challenging with a whole new experienced – always giving way to passing flock of donkeys. We pass many bridges and clear water streams and falls, giving us a sense of closeness to nature. We arrived to Pokhara as scheduled and the next day, Vijay organised paragliding for some diehards. The trekking and the paragliding experienced were absolutely unforgettable.
Until today we are still telling our friend and family about this amazing journey.
Again, I would convey my (our) sincere thanks to Vijay and his helpful porters, guides, and cook that make this trip possible.
Davidson Road, Attadale, Australia17/11/2017