Everest Base Camp
Everest Base CampDid the EBC hike with a friend and Tenzin (our guide). Was pleasantly surprised to learn that we had been assigned a female guide, something I appreciated since both my friend and I are females. Enjoyed the immensely picturesque views and slower leisurely pace of the hike. Lovely memories to look back on!
The Annapurna Circuit - The most magnificent trip of a lifetime!
Apr 2023 • CouplesThree years ago, on the recommendation of others, we booked to walk the Annapurna Circuit Trek with annapurnafoothills.com. We chose them because of good reviews and very quick and positive repsonses from the company.As bad luck would have it, the whole trip was cancelled due to the Covid epidemic just two weeks before we were due to depart.Three years later we resurrected the trip and once again the positive responses from Ngima at the company gave us confidence that it was going to be a good experience.This wasn't just a good experience, it was an outstanding one. Every small detail of the trek was meticulously planned and this made our time in Nepal the trip of a lifetime.The advantage of using a smaller company like annapurnafoothills.com is the trip is bespoke and fitted our needs and requirements. We are in the older demographic for Himalayan trekking so we needed to ensure we were 'looked after'. We certainly were.We were welcomed at Kathmandu Airport after a long and exhausting flight and whisked to our comfortable hotel. The next day after a preparation meeting and welcome dinner we were ready for the trek.We were assigned a wonderful guide - Dawa Sherpa, an experienced and thoughtful person, along with a lovely young porter, also called Dawa. It was a dream team.Throughout the trek with it's beautiful views; expansive vistas and magnificent Himalayan mountains we were looked after like royalty. The accommodation was carefully chosen, the route was incredible and the intinerary ensured we were properly and safely acclimatised for the climax of the trip - the Thorong La pass, (at 5416 metres, the highest pass in the world).Make no mistake, the Thorong La pass is challenging due to its altitude but having completed its passage we had a huge sense of achievement.The trek is very varied both in scenery and climatic conditions - sub tropical farmland and forests; high altitude snow fields; rocky gorges and winding mountain tracks and paths with vertiginous drops. It is not for the faint hearted but it is a life affirming experience.Added to all this is the loveliness of the Nepalese people!We have no hesitation in recommendimg the trek and, in particular annapurnafoothills.com for organising our trip if a lifetime.
Review of Mera Peak climbing 2023
Succesful ascent of Mera PeakOn 14. April 2023 I reached the summit of Mera Peak - at the age of 70. It has been one of the hardest and at the same time best mountain climbs of my life. The tour had been organized as a solo trip, so we were a group of three persons to approach the mountain (me, the climbing guide and the porter Bebek Raj). During the whole tour, I didn’t have any problems with high altitude sickness, due to a very smooth approach to higher altitudes and planned extra days for acclimatization. I am very grateful that Annapurna Foothills, led by Ngima Nuru Sherpa, has organized my trip in a quite excellent way. Ngima Nuru Sherpa proved to be a very reliable and correct organisator of this tour. The agency was also very flexible in making changes to the initial plan of itinerary according to my wishes (e.g. changing from a car drive back to Kathmandu to a helicopter flight from Lukla). One of the best experiences of this trip was to be accompanied by Mingma Dorjee Sherpa, who acted as my climbing guide. Mingma Dorjee is a very experienced climbing guide who has summited Mount Everest, Makalu, Himlung, Imja Tse and Mera Peak (16x) and others. And he is a very warm hearted and caring person. We had much fun walking and climbing together and talked a lot about our previous mountain climbing adventures. Additionally, Mingma Dorjee was extremely conscious about safety (and also carried a bottle of medical oxygene in order to be prepared for emergency cases). With Mingma Dorjee I had the best possible climbing partner, and we became real friends during this trip.I wish to thank all participating persons of the agency, and when I come back to Nepal I will certainly go again with the Annapurna Foothills Trekking and Expedition Agency.Best wishes and warm regardsStefan Kraetke, Berlin, Germany
Manaslu Trek and Rara Lake
Manaslu Trek and Rara LakeOct 2022Revisited the Manaslu Circuit after 5 years: this time with my son, his first time in Nepal.It was quite an experience for him as there had been landslides following several days of rain the week before. This meant diversions and uncertainty about being able to go over the pass because it was closed for several days due to heavy snow. Our guide, Dawa, was wonderful and kept us informed with the changing circumstances and we successfully crossed the Larke La pass which was covered in snow and ice. It was tricky but we made it due to the experience, expertise and care of our guide. This was my second trek with Annapurna Foothills.After a short break in the lakeside town of Pokhara, I set off with my wife on a trek in the remote western area of Nepal to the revered Rara Lake, again with Annapurna Foothills. This in some respects was a pioneering trek of 8 days - again our guide’s experience proved invaluable in this most unusual, exciting and successful trek.Can’t recommend highly enough the thoroughness in the planning and care this company and staff afforded us. Throughout both treks the management kept in contact with our guide.My wife and I have trekked many times in Nepal over 20 years and our last expeditions with Annapurna Foothills have been the best. We are already planning another trek with them which speaks for itself.
pike peak trekking with Ngima N Sherpa
We are a group of 4 friends on a recent trip to Pike Peak.The trail is fairly new and therefore less travelled. It was one of our most enjoyable treks to Nepal although we have been there for other treks before. It is very scenic with many majestic snow-capped mountains and verdant valleys within sight. The terrain is challenging although altitude is just above 4000 metres high. Most teahouse amenities are very basic as this is a fairly new route just starting to welcome guests. We were guided by Annapurna Foothills Treks & Expedition Pvt Ltd, a reliable and established company under Ngima. Service of its experienced guides and porters were good and we will not hesitate to recommend them.Andrew,Hannah,Low and MaySingapore
Incredible Trek and Experience - Mera Peak Pass, Island Peak, and EBC Over 1 Month
Incredible Trek and Experience - Mera Peak Pass, Island Peak, and EBC Over 1 MonthFrom first contact with Ngima i knew it was a good company, and the more contact and eventual meeting i had with both Ngima and the team, i knew we were in very good hands.Ngima was always polite, considerate and helpful, the same for both our guides and also all our porters.Our guides Dendi and Ngawa had both climbed Everest, Dendi several times!Our Porters were amazing, the loads they carried over the mountains and passes to make our life easier, were just incredible, and always with a smile!The trek starting from Kathmandhu was always professional, lodges were basic but scenery was amazing, food was good, and summit days were hard, but the energy from reaching the summits, words cannot describe.Dendi and Ngawa always making sure we were ok, offering help and doing whatever they could to ensure we all reached the summit of our climbs.Our whole party had a 100% success of our summits, and are all thankful for being with such a great team of people who all helped us achieve a fantastic life experience.