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Annapurna Base Camp Trek

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15 Days

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14 people

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Overview

Annapurna Base Camp Trek

WALKING HOLIDAY to ANNAPURNA BASE CAMP of NEPAL
Annapurna Base Camp trek of Nepal is also known as Annapurna Sanctuary trek or ABC trekking. To reach the base camp of Annapurna the hiking path goes through a hidden alpine amphitheater overshadowed by surrounding ice-bound giants including Annapurna One peak over 8,000 meters (26,000 ft), thirteen peaks over 7,000 meters (23,000 ft), & sixteen moreover 6,000 meters (20,000 ft).

Lonely Planet recommended Annapurna base camp trek as the best place to travel in October 2015 although there was an earthquake in Nepal. …most of Nepal was untouched by the disaster, including the most popular trekking areas like Annapurna. It further says … the classic trekking routes such as the Annapurna Circuit and Annapurna Sanctuary Trek climb breathlessly into the Himalaya, offering the kind of views normally reserved for mountaineers. In the process, you’ll be performing a valuable social service, helping Nepal to rebuild after the disaster by investing directly in the local economy….

The gateway to ABC trek is the Lake City of Pokhara. A 1.5-hour drive from Pokhara takes us through lush subtropical forests and traditional farming villages offering a Himalayan panorama with Annapurna in the south, Fishtail and Himchuli soaring above to the trek starting point at Nayapul. Trekking the narrow Modi Khola valley brings you to the base of Machhapuchhre (Fishtail) and into the Annapurna sanctuary. Here you will spend two remarkable days gazing with breathtaking 360-degree views of the snow-covered peaks above you and the beauty of the landscapes around you, that make up the Annapurna Sanctuary.

The Annapurna Sanctuary is a high glacial basin surrounded by eleven of Nepal’s major peaks and is accessed by a deep gorge that carves through this mountain fortress. It is referred to as the Annapurna “Sanctuary” because of the divine presence of the Hindu goddesses – Annapurna (Hindu Goddess for nourishment) and Gangapurna (Hindu Goddess of Ganges River Water).

Following some part of a traditional route of the Tibetan traders we will trek for 5 to 7 hours daily, passing through terraced fields and bamboo forests, remote villages and into the ice-bound heart of the vast mountainous amphitheater of the Annapurna Base Camp. In total, Annapurna Base Camp Trekking offers adventurers a great opportunity to explore the mountains and enjoy their magic.

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DAY 1: Arrival Day

You will be welcomed by our representative on your arrival at Tribhuvan International Airport in Kathmandu. Later, you will be transferred to your hotel. Check into the hotel, freshen up, relax a bit or you can explore the vicinity until we meet in the evening for the trip briefing. The time for the briefing will be provided to you once you arrive at hotel. Stay overnight at hotel.

DAY 2: Kathmandu Exploration Day

After breakfast in the morning we go for the Kathmandu sightseeing tour of the UNESCO CULTURAL HERITAGE sites which includes: Swayambhunath - The oldest Buddhist Stupa in Kathmandu Valley, also a beautiful home to lots of monkeys, thus also known as Monkey Temple, is also a perfect vantage point to see Kathmandu valley. Pashupatinath- A holy pilgrimage site for Hindus and Hindu Crematorium, watch as the Hindu dead bodies are cremated in the most unique way in the world; we come across Hindu Holy Men known as Sadhus, with ash rubbed body and matted dreadlocks. For a donation you can take your picture with them and receive a blessing. Boudhanath- the biggest Buddhist temple in the world; a site for Tibetan Buddhism where we can visit monasteries, watch the Holy Monks busy in their chanting ritual, and pilgrims going around the temple performing their kora. Patan Durbar Square- A Medieval Royal Palace area which is also known as the city of fine arts, we can see the finest example of metal and stone carving back to 14th century and also the amazing Nepali Architecture. Spend another night at the hotel in Kathmandu.

DAY 3: Kathmandu - Drive to Pokhara

Early morning breakfast and we check out the hotel to go to Pokhara. A 7 hours drive by tourist bus takes us to the amazingly beautiful city of Pokhara 200 km west of Kathmandu. The drive is very scenic which goes through the winding and stretching road along side the famous rafting rivers of Trishuli and later on Marsyangdi. Along the way you will pass through beautiful small Nepali villages which give you a glimpse of the Nepal countryside.

DAY 4: Pokhara - Tikhedhunga

We drive from Pokhara to Nayapul, the starting point of the trek, which is about 1.5 hours drive and we will eventually trek to Tikhedhunga on an easy dirt road alongside beautiful river stream. The beginning of the trek gives you some glimpses of the Himalayan peaks but the rest of the day we will enjoy the beauty of green mountain surroundings and local villages. We will spend the night at a comfortable Guest House (called the tea house) at 1527 meters.

DAY 5: Tikhedhunga - Ghorepani

After a mouth watering mountain breakfast at the tea house we start the trek of the day. Probably the most difficult day of the trek in the sense that the trail continues to higher elevations. The first part of the trek is a steep upward walking for about 2 Hrs and then a gradual upward walk. The walk on the stone paved steps is a daring adventure early in the morning. The whole trail leads you through villages and forest to Ghorepani. All the efforts you put out through the day will be rewarded when you reach Ghorepani, with magnificent close up views of the Himalaya (given the weather is clear). We will stay the night at a Guest House at 2850 meters.

DAY 6: Ghorepani - Poonhill - Tadapani

We will hike to Poon hill, the highlight of the trip, about 1.5 Hrs early in the morning to see a spectacular sunrise and the mountain views of 10 different peaks. We will trek back to Ghorepani for the breakfast. After enjoying the second mountain breakfast, we will trek to Tadapani, another great place to take a close up view of the Himalaya. It is a pleasant walk through a lush green forest. Eventually we will stay the night at a guest house

DAY 7: Tadapani - Chhomrong

We are craving for yet another 6 hours walk today. Today’s walk takes us through beautiful mountain civilization and some forested areas. We will also admire the meditative sound of the flowing river. When we reach today’s destination, Chhomrong you will enjoy the life and culture of the mountain ethnic community of Gurungs.

DAY 8: Chhomrong - Dovan

We trek though lush green forest with an occasional encounter with deer and monkeys to today\'s destination - Dovan. We stop at Sinua for a tea break after about 2.5 hours. Then we continue our onward walking adventure enjoying the green mountain scenery. We also enjoy the magnificent views of Mt. Fishtail and Mt. Gangapurna from Chhomrong and Sinua. Stay at a tea house.

DAY 9: Dovan - Machhapuchhre Base Camp (MBC)

We enjoy the walk again through green mountains and rugged mountain trails. It takes us about 4 hrs to reach Deurali to have our lunch. Once we reach Deurali, we can again enjoy the view of the snow capped mountain peaks. After the lunch, it will be about 2 hrs walk to today\'s destination - Machhapuchhre Base Camp (MBC). Enjoy the breath taking view of Himalayan peaks from MBC. Stay at a tea house

DAY 10: MBC - Annapurna Base Camp (ABC) - Dovan

We wake up early in the morning to hike to Annapurna Base Camp, the highlight of this trip. We enjoy the stunning sun rise and mountain views from ABC and return back to MBC. After having breakfast, we start trekking down to Dovan, today\'s stay over.

DAY 11: Dovan - Jhinu (Hot Spring)

Another day of walking with a lot of up and down, to today\'s destination - Jhinu. The scenic walk leads you to find a natural hot spring waiting for you on the bank of Modi Khola (River Modi). You can wash away your tiredness with nice natural hot spring bath and feel rejuvenated. Overnight at a tea house.

DAY 12: Jhinu - Tolkha

Enjoy yet another day of beautiful walking through the terraced fields, river side, local villages, forested areas to reach a beautiful mountain village of Tolkha. With the lunch break at Landruk, a typical ethnic Gurung village, we have enough breaks to relax and re-energize. Overnight at a tea house.

DAY 13: Tolkha - Pokhara

We trek to Dhampus Phedi covering an easy and beautiful path through Dhampus village to a magnificent view point. It takes about 5 hrs of trekking and half hour of drive to reach Pokhara. By the lunch time, we reach Pokhara where you have the rest of the day free to relax and explore the beautiful lake city of Pokhara. Go for massage or adventure activities like paragliding, zip flying, bungy jumping, ultralight flight etc. Overnight at hotel.

DAY 14: Pokhara - Kathmandu

We take yet another long but beautiful drive to return to Kathmandu today, then free time. You have option to fly back at an extra cost. The flight is 25 mins long. In the evening we go for farewell dinner where we will have Nepali food and enjoy a cultural show. We talk and share our experiences about the trekking and trip.

DAY 15: Departure Day

Today is the last day of the trip, so, we take you to airport for final departure home. Namaste! After the trek, you can also include Jungle safari activities at Chitwan National park for 2 - 3 days from Pokhara Or add extra days for the Himalayan white water river rafting adventure. Or add some days for Yoga or meditation. Or simply get involved in social services like volunteering to make your visit even more worthwhile

Included/Excluded

  • All accommodation in cities (Kathmandu, Pokhara - 3 star level hotels) on BB
  • Simple tea house accommodation and 3 times meal a day in trek, as mentioned in the itinerary
  • All entry fees in conservation area and TIMs
  • All ground transportation as per itinerary
  • Down jacket and sleeping bag for the Trek (if necessary)
  • One guide and necessary number of porter for the trek
  • City sightseeing with English Speaking Tour Guide
  • Group First Aid Medical Kit
  • Local Taxes and VAT
  • Nepali cultural show and Dinner
  • Major meals in cities (Kathmandu, Pokhara - where not mentioned)
  • Laundry, postage, personal clothing medical expenses, personal travels insurance
  • All items of a personal nature, mineral water, beers and other extra snacks and drinks
  • Mountain, Road rescue or any other emergency evacuation charges
  • Kathmandu city monument entry fee
  • Expenses incurred as a result of illness and or any other unforeseen situation and events
  • Loss incurred by rerouting, cancellation, govt. rule changes, inclement weather, floods, famine, political disruption strikes, riots and other disturbances,
  • Tips and gratuities, airport tax, Int'l airfare

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Amanda1121

04/24/2020

Really Enjoy my Nepal Trip

Just finished a trip of visiting Annapurna Base Camp. Thanks for the arrangement of Rajan and his stafff. I dont need to bother with the trekking, accommodation and meals arrangement. All I need to do is to enjoy my trip and nature. Thanks for providing me the clean and tidy hotel in Kathmandu and Nayapul. A good guide and portor. All of this really give me an unforgettable trip. Rajan, I was impressive by your heart of improving the quality of life and the education of the children for your country. If I have chance, I will visit the country again! :-)
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maria m

04/23/2020

trekking to Annapurna Base Camp. A very nice experience

A friend of mine and me contacted Earthbound Expeditions through the Lonely Planet trekking guide in Nepal. Rajan Simkhada organized it very well and our experienced guide, Thakur Sapkota, and the porter, Susil, were excellent. They treat us easily like family, always watching to see what we needed and providing us with the best rooms in the teahouses. The landscape was very impressive, especially the night we spent at the ABC when at 4:30 am we were wakened up by Thakur to see all the peaks, lit entirely by moonlight. We won´t forget that image. We strongly recommend this experience.
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LCAUk

04/23/2020

Excellent Trekking Company - Annapurna Sanctuary

My husband and I went on this trip at the end of November. I often read reviews on trip advisor but thought I would begin contributing - and a review of earthbound expeditions is a good way to start. Rajan and his team were very helpful from the first inquiry emails all the way through to the after trek service. They reserved all of our hotels and make excellent recommendations on which ones to try. The trek was brilliant and the views awesome. Our guide Shree and both of our porters were great company and fun as well as being knowledgeable about the region. We were very well looked after. We would definitely recommend earthbound and will use them again in the future.
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ShenTan

04/22/2020

Excellent Hiking Tour

Did a 10-day hiking tour around the Annapurna region and it was absolutely beautiful. We were taken care of very well and the people are so sweet and lovely. I would return in a heartbeat! Special thanks to our amazing tour guide Thakur (TP)!
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Sam B

04/22/2020

A great experience!

I came to know of Earthbound Expeditions after doing some due diligence on TripAdvisor and I have to say that Rajan and his team truly live up to all expectations! From the offset, I got the feeling that I was dealing with a genuine human being who really is interested in helping his prospective customer. Rajan is a humble, warm and down-to-earth personality who goes out of his way to make sure that his customer's needs are fully met and even exceeded. He helped arrange the ACAP permit and TIMS card for my Annapurna Sanctuary trek in next to no time. In addition, Rajan also helped me with my KTM to PKR flight ticket and helped arrange a full day's worth of sightseeing around Kathmandu (tailored to my requirements). All in all, fantastic value. Nepal is the kind of country you go back to time and again. I know who I will be contacting on my next visit!
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Jacob W

04/21/2020

Amazing trek in Nepal

My wife and I just completed a trek to the Annapurna Basecamp with Earthbound Expeditions, and I cannot say enough about the excellent service provided by this very professional company. We have previously done a few other treks in Africa, and the Nepal trip was by far our favorite. The Earthbound Expeditions crew went out of there way to make sure we had a great time. Our guide, Gopal, was so much fun and informative- the best guide we've ever had. Our porters were always cheerful and lots of fun. Everything went off without a hitch. The food was amazing and the teahouses along the trek were great. The scenery along the ABC trek is second to none- pictures don't do it justice, so you'll have to see it for yourself. The tours and excursions in Kathmandu were also quite impressive. Throughout our planning for this trip, Rajan (EE's president) was unbelievably responsive and helpful. When we met Rajan in Kathmandu, we were impressed by his commitment to his company and his beautiful country. The mantra we kept hearing about Nepal tourism is "Once is not enough." I totally agree. I'm certain we will be back, and we will definitely go through Earthbound Expeditions again. I would recommend this amazing company to anyone thinking about a trip to Nepal.
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adr387

04/21/2020

Made our trip what it was

We booked our trek from Pokhara to the Annapurna Base Camp (ABC) with Earthbound Expeditions (run by Rajan), and would highly, highly recommend you do the same. This was one of the best things we did in Nepal and we had an absolutely terrific time. Email Rajan before you go to Nepal to start setting things up, rather than getting approached on the streets of Kathmandu by someone who wants to sell you their (probably less amazing) tour. Rajan laid out all the pieces of the trip by email and was very responsive to any changes or questions we had. Once we arrived in Kathmandu he met us in person at our hotel (booked for you by Earthbound) before our trek began. He arranged for a private guided tour of Kathmandu, which was a good way to see the big sites across the city and to adjust to the time difference before setting off. The one small hiccup was that after getting transferred to the Kathmandu airport for our flight to Pokhara (again, arranged by Earthbound), the airline didn’t have a proper record of our flight. It’s unclear whose mistake this was, but all it meant was that we missed our 8:30 am flight and we called Rajan who sorted it all out for us by phone with the airline, and we just took the next flight at 9:30 – no big deal. The trek itself is an unbelievable and rewarding experience, especially if you can make it up to ABC. Certain sections are definitely strenuous (e.g. getting to Ghandruk/Chommrong via thousands of stairs), but there are also flat sections and we took plenty of breaks. The guide we were provided by Earthbound (Maule) met us at the airport in Pokhara and if you go with Earthbound, definitely request him. He’s an incredibly experienced mountaineer, having grown up near Everest and having summited many of the major peaks in the Himalayas. He’s funny, speaks very good English, and we felt totally safe and comfortable with him. Through observation in the early stages of our trek, he learned our pace, adjusted his pace as necessary, and recognized when we needed a break for water or a tea. He pointed out all kinds of things you’d never know/notice on your own, and really made the entire thing run incredibly smoothly. You can do the trek to ABC on your own, there’s really only 1 route and you can ask any of the other trekkers along the way, but having a guide is great, and if you are debating who to use, use Earthbound (and ask for Maule)!
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gsekar g

04/21/2020

I would highly recommend..

I stayed in Nepal for 11 days and done Annapurna Base Camp trip for 8 Days.I choose this company because I felt it was cheaper after inquiring other companies.And they fulfilled everything that they had mentioned in the itinerary. Rajan and my guide Dilman made my trip wonderful.
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anelidriz

04/21/2020

Amazing Trip!

A big thanks to Rajan and his team, we had a fantastic time, all the staff were outstanding and fully facilitated our needs. The 11 day ABC trek was once in a lifetime experience and earthbound made it feel like that, i would have no hesitation in recommending Earthbound to any of my friends and family!
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Mary W

04/21/2020

ABC 10days Trekking

The 10 days of trekking was though but Narendra the guide and 4 porters helped us so much that the walk was much easier than we anticipated. The trails were well maintained and clean. There was always Hot or warm shower at the lodge. Best shower was at Dovan. Hydroelectricity! Trekking without a guide is also possible. However, since the earthquake in 2015 the number tourists has dropped dramatically. The tourism business is the main business of the country is greatly affected. So just by hiring a guide and a porter you have already help to boost the industry. My favorite view was from Tolka. Couldn’t be luckier in terms of rain and hailstone. We managed to arrive at our destination just as the sky poured down. Nepal is a must-visit country if you are a lover of mountains, nature and cultural experience. Everybody we meet in the mountains greet us with a Namaste or a smile.
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Niko

04/21/2020

Amazing experience

The overall experience with Earthbound Expeditions was fantastic, it was hassle-free and very accommodating from every single aspect. I did the Annapurna Base Camp trek and Rajan (president of the agency), Gopal (guide) and Krishna (porter) all did a perfect job in exceeding my expectations on this life-time trip of mine! I strongly recommend this agency for anyone whom is looking for an enhanced experience in Nepal and looking forward to working with them again on my next trip!
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denisewright8

04/21/2020

Earthbound Expeditions is amazing.

We travelled to Nepal in October 2015 with some trepidation as we did not know what to expect post earthquake (plus there was a fuel blockade from India) We are so glad that we made the decision to go ahead. First of all Kathmandu is out of this world and we were glad we factored in an extra day to savour all of the sights, sounds and sometimes smells! The trek itself was everything and more that we could have imagined. We traveled with two friends and we're joined by two more this made the trip even more interesting as we had lots of stories to tell over the odd beer or two. The scenery is fantastic and the organization from EE excellent. Our guide was very good (Gopal) and we felt in very safe hands. The tourist numbers were down which is a shame as Nepal relies on tourists but hopefully, with time this will chnge. If you are thinking of traveling in Nepal DO IT and do it with Earthbound Expeditions you won't regret it!
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Daryl M

04/21/2020

Annapurna base camp trek absolutely wonderful but challenging

I can't say enough great things about Earthbound Expeditions. Their man in Kathmandu, Rajan, was extremely helpful. nothing was too much trouble, from the airport transfer to the farewell dinner....and help with buying a few extra pieces of trekking gear....very cheap to buy there rather than fill up your flight luggage. And their hotel of choice, Thamel Eco Resort, was a good place to start....very convenient location. But best of all was my guide Ramjee who was so considerate with all of my needs, including my slower pace.(I'm 66) He made sure everything was looked after and got me back in one piece without any dramas. The Annapurna Base Camp trek is one of the best treks to see 8 mountain peaks from one location without any special equipment or experience. I was so moved to get to the base camp at dawn and be overwhelmed by the majesty of those peaks ranged 360 degrees around me. I'm more than happy to recommend Ramjee and Earthbound Expeditions.
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1ja2ck3ie4

04/21/2020

Earthbound delivers again. ABC trek this time. Amazing!

Having trekked with Earthbound 2 years ago, for a really life changing, expedition to the Everest Base Camp - I was keen to return. Last year I set about negotiating a return trip with some of the friends I had made on my previous trip, and with Rajan, Earthbound's president. Last month (Nov) 8 of us returned to Nepal for the Annapurna Base Camp trek. It was amazing! I dealt with Rajan directly, by email, and we were able to easily arrange an itinerary for the trek. Having trekked with Earthbound before I was entirely confident that everything would be organised to a high standard. Rajan, and his team, delivered a perfect trek, for a really excellent price, with no hidden extra costs. I specifically requested Resham to be our tour guide, and this was honoured, to our delight. Resham is extremely knowledgeable, with boundless enthusiasm and instills great confidence in the groups he guides. Nepali people are very hospitable and Rajan runs a tight ship, where tourist/customer satisfaction is priority. This filters down to the staff in the Thamel Eco Resort, the tour/trek guides and the porters. The 4 porters ('supporters' Resham prefers to call them) on this trek, were really great young men. They carried our heavy bags, served us drinks/food in the tea houses and even though they must've been exhausted they were always courteous and accommodating. It was a pleasure to spend time with them. If you're reading this trying to decide which trek to do then I'd say they are both tremendous. Others in the group prefer the stunning scenery and greenery of the ABC terrain but I think EBC has the edge for me. It's tougher physically than ABC but walking at altitude, with snow-capped mountains as your daily view, creates an enormous sense of achievement. I'm thinking ahead to my next Nepali trek and I know I can't go wrong booking with Earthbound. Thank you, Rajan, Resham, Sunil, Santosh, Rajess, Anil and Davindra.
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radhahalai

04/21/2020

“wonderful tour with Earthbound Expeditions”.

Did Annapurna trek with a group of 38 trekkers. Best ever organized trek with so much fun and laughter from guides and Porters ..made me feel part of family. Food was excellent...accommodation was great ..could not fault Earth expeditions at all. Highly recommend them for any kind of treks..! big thanks to Badri Gajurel, kedar Gajurel Rajan Simkhada & there team effort with porters and guides made this trek and very successful journey to remember and treasure for a lifetime. Would Highly Recommend them and will trek with the Again very soon in near future..
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pookie_pakhi

04/20/2020

very professional , prompt and helpful service

Mr Rajan was very professional and helpful right from the beginning. it was very easy to communicate with him over emails. we did a trek of 9 days for the ABC region and nothing could have been more wonderful. Jhilke ji our porter and Amrit our guide was super attentive, supportive, and above all very patient, even when we were exhausted and very tired. the rate which Rajan ji had quoted for us was very reasonable and simply could not have been better. Looking forward to travel with them on the EBC circuit again soon
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Steve C

04/20/2020

Great Annapurna trek tour.

We were set up with earthbound through Bohemian tour on Groupon and I’ll admit they’re the tour group to use. Our guide Gopal was such a great guy, always happy and caring and a real joy to travel with. Our 9 person group had 3 porters to carry our gear and those guys were truly amazing. Such hard workers and always in great spirits. The trek thru poon hill and the hot springs was such a beautiful country and the views were always amazing. We were so happy with our trip I cannot even try to express how satisfied we were. Job well done.
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Adam F

04/20/2020

Amazing Trek to Annapurna Base Camp

From the beginning of my discussions with Rajan from Earthbound Expeditions I knew I had chosen the right company to experience the Himalayan mountains with. Quick responses to all myriad of questions, great guidance on what to pack and a step by step breakdown of how the trip would work. The whole trip was perfectly planned and delivered. Seeing the mountains close up on the Annapurna Base Camp trek is an experience I will never forget and as a solo traveler I was really happy with the support I was given by Rajan and my guide Narayan. A tough but massively rewarding trek, I would heartily recommend it and Earthbound Expedition to anyone interested in undertaking a Himalayan Trek.
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UncleTravellingRich

04/20/2020

Amazing Annapurna base camp trek

Came here in April - we were two families with 5 kids aged 8-12. Recommended to Earthbound by another family and they didn't disappoint. We did an 8 day trek to Annapurna base camp via Poon Hill. It was one of the best holidays we've ever done. Spectacular views the entire way. Rajan was very helpful in planning the trek, then Bischal our guide was super attentive and conscientious. The porters were also very friendly and helpful and doted in our kids. Kids walked the whole way, but we had trained them in advance by doing 10-15 km every weekend. It is not an easy trek, but fine if you're moderately fit. We'll be back!
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zuanqing

04/19/2020

Life changing experience to the ABC

The ABC is a lovely trek which provided great views of the Annapurna range of mountains. Our guide Narayan was friendly and hospitable and brought us lots of laughter with his easygoing and comedic nature. He made sure to take care of every single one of us (7 in the group) where our safety and comfort were his top priority. The porters were also amazing and responsible. The itinerary was well-planned and arrangements were wonderfully made. We enjoyed ourselves tremendously and I highly recommend earthbound expeditions for a memorable and wonderful trekking experience.
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Chaoyi

04/19/2020

ABC with Earthbound, excellent experience

Highly recommended the ABC trek with Earthbound expeditions. I had a wonderful and helpful guide Narayan Neupane who made us feel like home and never fails to cheer us up throughout the whole trip. Looking forward to another trip with Earthbound Expeditions! Sign up yours today to experience it!
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Jodelle

04/19/2020

ABC trekking with pals and a funny guide

First time into trekking into the real mountains and the experience is very rewarding. You have to do it for yourself to see it. Most importantly, with a ever so efficient and service oriented company like Earthbound Expedition and their most caring guide, Mr Narayan Neupane who never fails to ask you to drink water and making sure you are never hungry during the trek. He makes the trekking very enjoyable. :) thanks much!
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sthf

04/19/2020

Memorable Experience of the ABC Trek

Earthbound Expeditions provided an organized and well-planned itinerary for our trip to Nepal, specifically the ABC trek. The porters were very helpful along the way. Our guide Narayan N. was extremely responsible and helpful throughout the trek; he made sure and kept looking out for everyone in the group - there were 7 of us - especially our safety and well-being. He made the trek a very enjoyable one with amusing chats and encouragements. Probably the best guide one can ever ask for! And of course, the views along ABC Trek are stunning, a good getaway to be surrounded by mountains and immerse in nature. All in all, it was a wonderful and unforgettable experience - highly recommended!
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Kang

04/19/2020

Land of Never Ending Peace And Love

Conquered the ABC trek with a bunch of great pals, and we just got to credit our guide Narayan and the team of porters quietly supporting us throughout the trip. All the tough times were filled generously with encouragements, laughter and even massage sessions! I'm glad I've made it through this journey of amazing landscape, people, and animals. The journey wasn't easy, but it's just, just, just SO AMAZING! Do engage Earthbound and you're in for a wonderful time in Nepal!
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Lizzie B

04/19/2020

Stunning Trek & Nepal Adventure

Absolutely incredible trip through Nepal, including a trek to Annapurna Base Camp. Earthbound Expeditions is hands down the best company I’ve ever worked with. The airport pickup/drop-off, in-country accommodations, transit between cities, INCREDIBLE guide and porters during the trek- everything was absolutely seamless. The Earthbound staff ended up becoming like a family to us, and the CEO of the company greeted us both upon our arrival and our departure. They have great connections within the country and along the trek. The country itself is absolutely stunning, with the most kind and welcoming people. The trek to ABC was stunningly beautiful. The tea houses along the way are quaint and very comfortable. Absolutely the trip of a lifetime and will continue to book with Earthbound Expeditions for future trips.
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Yardley S

04/19/2020

Life-changing Trip with an Incredible Team

I just returned back from a 17 day trip to Nepal including site seeing in Kathmandu, a 9 day trek to Annapurna Base Camp, site seeing in Pohkara and a trip to Chitwan National Park. Earthbound Expeditions not only helped plan the itinerary for this incredible adventure, but they were with our group from start to finish. We were able to not only experience the beautiful culture and sites of different cities in Nepal, but safely conquered a challenging trek. The guide we were provided made us feel safe while still letting us explore and modify based on terrain conditions and stamina of the group. We were provided two porters to help carry our larger bags on the trek and they were exceptional. I have not a single complaint about this trip and was sad to leave the beautiful country. I would recommend Earthbound to any and everyone looking for a life-changing, challenging, beautiful and perspective changing adventure!
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Megan

04/19/2020

Beautifully serene

Nepal & the ABC trek are stunning. I am normally a super fast hiker, but every other step & turn of this trek I wanted/needed to pause & soak in the beauty. In addition to the incredible scenery, Earthbound Expeditions created the BEST experience. Everything was seamless - airport pick-up/drop-off, buses between cities, accommodations, etc. Our guide & porters were kind and welcoming - we all became fast friends! Our guide anticipated our needs and was prepared for ANYTHING. Truly, our guide & porters made our trip. I HIGHLY recommend using Earthbound Expeditions. I typically trek without a guide & porters but this company elevated my experience. When I return to Nepal, I will hands down absolutely book my trek & travel through Earthbound Expedition.
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Cam P

04/19/2020

Fantastic!

I've never stepped foot in a country with more natural beauty, biological diversity, richness in culture, and kind welcoming people. We had an unforgettable 17 day customised journey all thanks to Earthbound Expeditions. We visited the ancient city of Kathmandu, embarked on a 9 day trek through small quaint villages to the Annapurna Basecamp hidden in within the Himalayas, celebrated the new year paragliding over the lake city of Pokhara, and went on a safari to see the jungle wildlife of Chitwan National Park. Earthbound Expeditions crafted each step of this experience. From airport transport, to our comfy accomodations, delicious meals, and transport between cities. They took care of it all! Even customizing the trip as we went along. Before we left, I questioned the need to have a guide the whole trip. I would have it no other way. Our guide Shree was not only knowledgeable about local culture/nature, but funny, social (he knew everyone), and willing to help us maximize the experience in any way, he also became a great friend. We all agreed he made the trip. This was absolutely the trip of a lifetime. We are already planning on using Earthbound Expeditions to plan another trip to the Mustang region in the coming years.
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Hugh G Rection

04/19/2020

Epic Proportions!!

Honestly, this was a great experience. From the second we got off the plane in Kathmandu (daunting) Earthbound Ex was there! Our guide/interpreter, Shree, was awesome! He walked along with us and was able to speak all the local dialects. He also spoke very good English and greased all the teahouses so we always had good accommodations. At the end, Earthbound sends you off with a traditional Nepalese meal and a bunch of swag. It was really all first-rate!
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Mary M

04/19/2020

Trekking in the majestic Annapurna district

Now that we are all in "lockdown" I'm sustained by my wonderful memories of a" once in a lifetime" trek in Nepal with my daughter in November 2019. Earthbound Expeditions and director Rajan Simkhada ensured a memorable trip to this beautiful country. Pre-trip communication with Rajan was easy and his responses always prompt and helpful. We were in the expert care of guide Devendra and porter Pemba who looked after our every need, their friendly company and local knowledge gave us a great insight into the Nepali way of life.
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Kim Orbon

02/12/2020

Both trips were very beautiful.

Dear Rajan, First of all I want to compliment you with your company. You gave very good and honest advice about both trips that I made the trekking to Annapurna 12 days and the 8-day tour to Tibet. I had the best time ever!!! Both trips were very beautiful. The trekking was excellent. The guide that came with me was very friendly and helpful and he knew a lot about the nature and culture of the Annapurna area. The trip to Tibet was fascinated. Tibet is really a mystery with all the monasteries, friendly people and beautiful nature. The accommodations were very fine and the minibus was nice to travel with. I want to thank you for all your help from the beginning to the end. I am really happy that I booked both trips by Earthbound Expedition. I wish you and all your employees all the best for now and in the future. Hopefully a lot of people will experience the beauty of this country, because Nepal (and Tibet) has a lot to offer. Many thanks. Greetings,
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Tanco van Kessel

02/12/2020

I appreciate your excellent service and your flexibility

Dear Rajan, How are you? And how are your ideas going to the Holiday Fare in Holland? I would like to thank you and your guide Gomba for the amazing trekking tot the Annapurna Basecamp, and of course the other trekking. During the trekking to ABC I had 12 wonderful days. The feeling you get at the basecamp when surrounded by the mountains is hard to describe. Those mountains are so big and tall when you stand in front of them. And the trail to the base camp is also very beautiful; the small villages, the green forest, the valleys. An amazing trip! I appreciate your excellent service and your flexibility. And I am sure I also speak for my friends from the care house.Well, see you next time when I visit Nepal and let me know when you start your advertising campaign in the Dutch newspaper.
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