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Hiking The Annapurna Circuit: Q&A With Shannon Davis

Associate editor Shannon Davis tells us more about the highs and lows of his honeymoon trek (featured in March 2009's "The Perfect Circle") on the sky-scraping Annapurna Circuit in Nepal.

by: Ted Alvarez

BACKPACKER's Shannon Davis and his wife Emily at 17,768-foot Thorung La pass.
BACKPACKER's Shannon Davis and his wife Emily at 17,768-foot Thorung La pass.

PHOTO GALLERY SPECIAL

Check out the sights and scenes on the Annapurna Circuit with two photo-packed slideshows from BACKPACKER Associate Editor Shannon Davis.

photo icon  Annapurna Circuit Slideshow, Part I


photo icon  Annapurna Circuit Slideshow, Part II
When most people plan honeymoon trips, they usually envision white-sand beaches, luxe hotel rooms, or heart-shaped bathtubs. Not Shannon Davis: He and his wife Emily chose instead to trek through Nepal's famous Annapurna Circuit, which he wrote about in March's "The Perfect Circle." Here, Davis talks more about trip planning, essential gear, and even finding romance on one of the world's most famously grueling hikes.


BACKPACKER.COM: You know, most people pick an island for a honeymoon, Shannon. How did you convince your wife to swap relaxing on beaches for lugging packs up one of the toughest trails in the world?

SHANNON DAVIS: It was my wife's idea! To which I said: 'S***balls! Are you serious?! Hell yes, let's go to Nepal!' The only debate we had was whether to hike the Annapurna Circuit or hike to the basecamp of Mt. Everest. It was hard not to choose Everest, but we went for the Circuit because it covers more ground and gets a bit more rural.


BP: And you chose to go unguided and avoid hiring porters. Most people who trek Nepal go with a guide service--why didn't you?

SD: We didn't want to be tied down to a rigid itinerary if we wanted to move faster or take a day off somewhere. Also, we did not want to complicate our fun role of being newlyweds with also being somebody's boss, which is what you are if you're employing porters and guides. This was one of the best decisions we made.

Most people we met had hired guides, and these groups inevitably moved slower. Some of the guides we met were drunks. One girl we got to know on the bus was delayed for four days while her guide suffered with the flu.

But on the flip side, having a guide can make it easier to score rooms in nicer, newer tea houses. Guided trekkers usually get served dinner first. And, usually, guides will be able to introduce you to local families you probably wouldn't have met otherwise.


BP: Is it manageable for your average backpacker to go unguided, though?

SD: Going unguided is totally doable for an experienced backpacker--it's what we do all the time, isn't it? Still, use your own judgment and be aware of your limitations.

But, a couple things that will make planning a bit easier: First, book a room in Kathmandu before leaving the US--and ask them to pick you up from the airport. Most will offer this service for free, and it's an invaluable step to navigating a crazy city. Second, get a map of town before arriving (find a map that focuses on Thamel, the name of the tourist area of the city) and scout out how to get from your hotel to the permit office and the bus station. This'll make your essential errands in Kathmandu a little smoother, a good thing if you're on a tighter schedule.


BP: Getting into rural zones, did you find any traditional Nepali dishes on the trail to recommend? 

SD: Dal bhat (rice and lentil soup) is the easiest and most reliable thing to find, and there's plenty of it, making it a good choice if you're hungry. But it is certainly not the tastiest. Some of my other favorites included pizza (yep, pizza), yak steaks, and a spam sandwich. My wife's favorite were potsticker-like momos and salty, fried tibetan bread. But second to dal bhat, I probably had fried macaroni with local vegetables the most. 

I'd definitely avoid ordering any meal with chicken in it, especially if you are in a small village that doesn't see a lot of trekking traffic or have electricity. Nepalis hate to disappoint, so instead of telling you that chicken is not on the menu today, they might just go kill a chicken for you, which is awesome unless you hadn't planned on a three-hour lunch.


BP: Are you still in touch with any of the people you met on the trek? Any plans to meet for future trips?

SD: I do keep in contact, almost weekly, with a Nepali guy named Narendra Thakuri. He runs a little trekking company and had the best organized outfit we saw on the trail. He's on Facebook now too!


BP: The Annapurna Circuit is pretty grueling--17,000-foot passes are no joke. What pieces of gear were most indispensable on your trip?

SD: Toilet paper!  There are plenty of restrooms along the trail, but TP, as a westerners-only phenomenon, is a hot commodity among trekkers in Nepal. Stock up with at least one roll per trekker in Kathmandu, then plan on re-upping along the circuit in Chame, Manang, and Jomsom. (Depending on your, uh, output, of course).

Second to TP, I'd say that trekking poles are indispensable. On our hardest day, we gained nearly 4,000 feet of elevation and then dropped more than 5,000 feet. I hate to think what my knees would have felt like had I not had poles.

A couple other essential pieces of gear to consider: water treatment and an inflatable sleeping pad. You can buy bottled water all along the Annpurna Circuit, but that leaves a lot of waste behind that rural Nepal just doesn't have the infrastructure to deal with. Pack a chemical treatment like Aquamira tablets or a Steripen--which purifies water with UV rays--and some backup batteries.  And teahouse mattresses will vary from foam, to straw, to a blanket on top of wood--a sleeping pad feels way better.


BP: Even with the TP and water treatment plans, did you ever run into any Montezuma's Revenge-like health problems? 

SD: My wife got some intestinal bug that she suffered through on our 26 hours of plane flights back to Denver, and I caught a nasty cold that knocked me out for a full weekend after we got home. But we really lucked out on the trip--no blisters, no Montezuma's revenge, no food poisoning, no yak-bites, no nada.

You do need to get some immunizations before going there, though, which we did. Check in at a travel medicine clinic at least six weeks before departure to see what is currently recommended. I'd also advise getting a prescription for a broad-spectrum antibiotic in advance (our doctor gave us Z-Pak). That way, if you start feeling crappy, you can nip it in the bud before it gets worse without having to find a local pharmacy that probably won't have what you're looking for anyway. Go ahead and pack some Immodium while you're at it.


BP: If you returned to the Annapurna Circuit, what would you do differently the second time?

SD: I'd spend a little more time exploring some of the side trails--maybe attempt a "trekker's peak," one of the heaps of mountains there taller than Denali that are apparently fairly easy to summit. And I'd consider ponying up the extra few hundred dollars to get a permit into the Mustang region. You head north out from Kagbeni, with donkeys carrying your supplies, and edge closer and closer to the Tibetan border. Hardly anybody does it, compared to how many people are on the circuit.


BP: Since this was your honeymoon, after all, did you ever find a romantic moment on a tough trek packed with other backpackers?

SD: Well, on a trek where we were usually fast asleep by 8:30, zipped up in down mummy bags and in separate beds, even our morning porridge had romantic overtones compared to our night life. But kissing Emily atop 17,768-foot Thorung La, the highest point on the Circuit and one of the highest mountain passes along any established trail in the world, was pretty darn epic. To me, that was the kiss I was waiting for when the reverend told me I could kiss the bride. On Thorung La is where our marriage truly began.



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This classic trek circles the entire Annapurna massif and in so doing offers a spectacular variety of people and landscapes, from lowland farming country to alpine meadows to the Tibet-like country on the northern slopes of the Himalaya.

We start in the foothills at Besi Sahar and rise after 6 days to the settlement of Manang at 3500m where we acclimatize and enjoy the mountain views. We continue to ascend and on day 10 of the trek we cross the famous Thorung La, at 5416m, to Muktinath,3880m an important pilgrimage site for Hindus and Buddhists.
From here we descend into the Kali Gandaki, with Annapurna and Dhaulagiri towering on either side. En route back to Pokhara 780m we pass through the many beautiful hill villages that populate this ancient trading route between Tibet and India. We also visit the hot springs at Tatopani,1190m and climb up Poon Hill, above Ghorapani,3210 m to enjoy magnificent mountain views. Accommodation and food is provided in the local lodges. Transport to 700 mBesi Sahar is by private coach and this trek ends in Pokhara.
Itinerary:
Day 01: Drive Kathmandu to Besi-Sahar (760m)
Day 02: Trek to Bahundanda (1310m)
Day 03: Trek to Chamje (1430m)
Day 04: Trek to Dharapani (1860m)
Day 05: Trek to Chame (2670m)
Day 06: Trek to Pisang (3200m)
Day 07: Trek to Manang (3540m)
Day 08: Acclimatization day in Manang
Day 09: Trek to Yak Kharka (4018m)
Day 10: Trek to Thorong Phedi (4450m)
Day 11: Thorong Phedi / High Camp / Muktinath (3800m)
Day 12: Trek to Kagbeni (2800m)
Day 13: Trek to Marpha (2670m)
Day 14: Trek to Kalopani / Ghasa (2010m)
Day 15: Trek to Tatopani (1190m)
Day 16: Rest day at Tatopani
Day 17: Trek to Shikha (1935m)
Day 18: Trek to Ghorepani/ Poonhill (3210m)
Day 19: Trek to Ghandruk (1950m)
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Annapurna Circuit Trek
This classic trek circles the entire Annapurna massif and in so doing offers a spectacular variety of people and landscapes, from lowland farming country to alpine meadows to the Tibet-like country on the northern slopes of the Himalaya.

We start in the foothills at Besi Sahar and rise after 6 days to the settlement of Manang at 3500m where we acclimatize and enjoy the mountain views. We continue to ascend and on day 10 of the trek we cross the famous Thorung La, at 5416m, to Muktinath,3880m an important pilgrimage site for Hindus and Buddhists.
From here we descend into the Kali Gandaki, with Annapurna and Dhaulagiri towering on either side. En route back to Pokhara 780m we pass through the many beautiful hill villages that populate this ancient trading route between Tibet and India. We also visit the hot springs at Tatopani,1190m and climb up Poon Hill, above Ghorapani,3210 m to enjoy magnificent mountain views. Accommodation and food is provided in the local lodges. Transport to 700 mBesi Sahar is by private coach and this trek ends in Pokhara.
Itinerary:
Day 01: Drive Kathmandu to Besi-Sahar (760m)
Day 02: Trek to Bahundanda (1310m)
Day 03: Trek to Chamje (1430m)
Day 04: Trek to Dharapani (1860m)
Day 05: Trek to Chame (2670m)
Day 06: Trek to Pisang (3200m)
Day 07: Trek to Manang (3540m)
Day 08: Acclimatization day in Manang
Day 09: Trek to Yak Kharka (4018m)
Day 10: Trek to Thorong Phedi (4450m)
Day 11: Thorong Phedi / High Camp / Muktinath (3800m)
Day 12: Trek to Kagbeni (2800m)
Day 13: Trek to Marpha (2670m)
Day 14: Trek to Kalopani / Ghasa (2010m)
Day 15: Trek to Tatopani (1190m)
Day 16: Rest day at Tatopani
Day 17: Trek to Shikha (1935m)
Day 18: Trek to Ghorepani/ Poonhill (3210m)
Day 19: Trek to Ghandruk (1950m)
Day 20: Ghandruk/ Pokhara via Birethanti (1025)
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This classic trek circles the entire Annapurna massif and in so doing offers a spectacular variety of people and landscapes, from lowland farming country to alpine meadows to the Tibet-like country on the northern slopes of the Himalaya.

We start in the foothills at Besi Sahar and rise after 6 days to the settlement of Manang at 3500m where we acclimatize and enjoy the mountain views. We continue to ascend and on day 10 of the trek we cross the famous Thorung La, at 5416m, to Muktinath,3880m an important pilgrimage site for Hindus and Buddhists.
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Itinerary:
Day 01: Drive Kathmandu to Besi-Sahar (760m)
Day 02: Trek to Bahundanda (1310m)
Day 03: Trek to Chamje (1430m)
Day 04: Trek to Dharapani (1860m)
Day 05: Trek to Chame (2670m)
Day 06: Trek to Pisang (3200m)
Day 07: Trek to Manang (3540m)
Day 08: Acclimatization day in Manang
Day 09: Trek to Yak Kharka (4018m)
Day 10: Trek to Thorong Phedi (4450m)
Day 11: Thorong Phedi / High Camp / Muktinath (3800m)
Day 12: Trek to Kagbeni (2800m)
Day 13: Trek to Marpha (2670m)
Day 14: Trek to Kalopani / Ghasa (2010m)
Day 15: Trek to Tatopani (1190m)
Day 16: Rest day at Tatopani
Day 17: Trek to Shikha (1935m)
Day 18: Trek to Ghorepani/ Poonhill (3210m)
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We start in the foothills at Besi Sahar and rise after 6 days to the settlement of Manang at 3500m where we acclimatize and enjoy the mountain views. We continue to ascend and on day 10 of the trek we cross the famous Thorung La, at 5416m, to Muktinath,3880m an important pilgrimage site for Hindus and Buddhists.
From here we descend into the Kali Gandaki, with Annapurna and Dhaulagiri towering on either side. En route back to Pokhara 780m we pass through the many beautiful hill villages that populate this ancient trading route between Tibet and India. We also visit the hot springs at Tatopani,1190m and climb up Poon Hill, above Ghorapani,3210 m to enjoy magnificent mountain views. Accommodation and food is provided in the local lodges. Transport to 700 mBesi Sahar is by private coach and this trek ends in Pokhara.
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Day 02: Trek to Bahundanda (1310m)
Day 03: Trek to Chamje (1430m)
Day 04: Trek to Dharapani (1860m)
Day 05: Trek to Chame (2670m)
Day 06: Trek to Pisang (3200m)
Day 07: Trek to Manang (3540m)
Day 08: Acclimatization day in Manang
Day 09: Trek to Yak Kharka (4018m)
Day 10: Trek to Thorong Phedi (4450m)
Day 11: Thorong Phedi / High Camp / Muktinath (3800m)
Day 12: Trek to Kagbeni (2800m)
Day 13: Trek to Marpha (2670m)
Day 14: Trek to Kalopani / Ghasa (2010m)
Day 15: Trek to Tatopani (1190m)
Day 16: Rest day at Tatopani
Day 17: Trek to Shikha (1935m)
Day 18: Trek to Ghorepani/ Poonhill (3210m)
Day 19: Trek to Ghandruk (1950m)
Day 20: Ghandruk/ Pokhara via Birethanti (1025)
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This classic trek circles the entire Annapurna massif and in so doing offers a spectacular variety of people and landscapes, from lowland farming country to alpine meadows to the Tibet-like country on the northern slopes of the Himalaya.

We start in the foothills at Besi Sahar and rise after 6 days to the settlement of Manang at 3500m where we acclimatize and enjoy the mountain views. We continue to ascend and on day 10 of the trek we cross the famous Thorung La, at 5416m, to Muktinath,3880m an important pilgrimage site for Hindus and Buddhists.
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Day 01: Drive Kathmandu to Besi-Sahar (760m)
Day 02: Trek to Bahundanda (1310m)
Day 03: Trek to Chamje (1430m)
Day 04: Trek to Dharapani (1860m)
Day 05: Trek to Chame (2670m)
Day 06: Trek to Pisang (3200m)
Day 07: Trek to Manang (3540m)
Day 08: Acclimatization day in Manang
Day 09: Trek to Yak Kharka (4018m)
Day 10: Trek to Thorong Phedi (4450m)
Day 11: Thorong Phedi / High Camp / Muktinath (3800m)
Day 12: Trek to Kagbeni (2800m)
Day 13: Trek to Marpha (2670m)
Day 14: Trek to Kalopani / Ghasa (2010m)
Day 15: Trek to Tatopani (1190m)
Day 16: Rest day at Tatopani
Day 17: Trek to Shikha (1935m)
Day 18: Trek to Ghorepani/ Poonhill (3210m)
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Annapurna Base Camp Trek is the major peaks of the western portion of the great Annapurna Himalaya, Annapurna South, Fang, Annapurna, Ganagapurna, Annapurna 3 and Machhapuchhare and including Annapurna first 8091 meters are arranged almost exactly in a circle about 10 miles in diameter with a deep glacier enclosed field at the center. From this glacier basin, known as the Annapurna base camp trek (Annapurna sanctuary trek), the Modi Khola way south in a narrow ravine fully 12 thousand ft. deep. Further south, the ravine opens up into a wide and fruitful valley, the domain of the Gurungs. The center and upper portions of Modi Khola offer some of the best short routes for trekking in Nepal and the valley is situated so that these treks can be easily joint with treks into the Kali Gandaki (Kali Gandaki is name of the river in Nepal) region to the west.

Upper Mustang Trekking name Make an escapade beginning from world deepest gorge Kaligandaki valley http://www.adventurestrekking.com into world's highest area of Lo-Mangthang valley that passes through an almost tree-less barren landscape, a steep stony trail up and down hill and panorama views of high Annapurna Himalaya including Nilgiri, Annapurna, Dhaulagiri and numerous other peaks. The trek passes through high peaks, passes, glaciers, and alpine valleys. The thousands years of seclusion has kept the society, lifestyle and heritage remain unaffected for centuries and to this date.

Helicopter Tour in Nepal having high mountains and wonderful landscape of countryside but is effortlessly reachable by land transport, is known as helicopter tours country. Helicopter services industry in Nepal is now well well-known with many types and categories of helicopters for the fly to different of Nepal. The pilots are very knowledgeable expert with 1000 of flying hours knowledge in Nepal. We have service for helicopter is outstanding reputations and established records for reliable emergency and rescue flight too. Here we would like to offer some of amazing helicopter tour in Himalaya country of Nepal. Further more details information about Nepal helicopter tour itinerary for helicopter tour in different part of Nepal contact us without hesitation.

Adventure Trekking in the southern part of the asia continent there lays a tiny rectangular kingdom squeezed between two hugely populated countries, China to the north and India to the south, this country is Nepal a world of its own. Adventure trekking is a type of tourism, involving exploration or travel to remote, exotic and possibly hostile areas. Adventure trekking in Nepal is rapidly growing in popularity, as tourists seek different kinds of vacations. The land of contrast is presumably the exact way to define the scenery of Nepal for you will find maximum world highest peaks high high up above the clouds determined for the gods above. Straight, active and attractive learning experience adventure trekking in Nepal that engross the whole person and have real adventure. Mt. Everest, Kanchenjunga, Daulagiri, and Annapurna and many more are there for the offering for mountain-lovers, adventurers and travelers.

Kathmandu Pokhra Tour is an exclusive tour package specially designed for all level travelers. Kathmandu Pokhara tour package is effortless tour alternative for Nepal visitors. This tour package vacation the historically significant and ethnically rich capital (Kathmandu ) of Nepal and the most stunning city of world by the nature, Pokhara. Mountain museum and world peace stupa are another charming of Pokhara tour. Pokhara is the center of escapade tourism in Nepal. Package tour to Kathmandu Pokhara is design to discover highlighted areas of Kathmandu and Pokhara valley. Nepal is the country which is socially and geographically different that’s why we powerfully recommend you discover Nepal to visit once in life time. It is hard to explore all Nepal in one Nepal tours trip in this way we design this trip to show you the highlights of Nepal especially in Kathmandu and Pokhara.

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Bill Walker
May 03, 2013

Best article I was able to find about the Annapurna Circuit before embarking. Really captures the flavor.

Bill 'Skywalker'

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Nepal Guides Recommended
Apr 02, 2013

Title: “a perfect trip…….not to be missed “.

“This year at the end of february I went in Nepal for 18 days for the second time and I did a small trekking in the Annapurna region, I went to visit Pokhara, Kathmandu, Bakthapur and Nagarkot and I saw the National Park of Chitwan and in this trip I had the pleasure to meet Sanjib Adhikari.

He is an independent trekking guide and tour operator in Nepal and he has already obtained trekking guide license from the ministry of tourism, government of Nepal.

In his work Sanjib Adhikari is a person very responsible and serious, very helpful and attentive to his customers, he knows very well the mountain because he has many years of experience and is also an excellent guide for visiting the cities, the best thing for me is that he loves his country very much and loves his work and always manages to convey all his enthusiasm with simple ways and always with the smile.
Sanjib is also a very funny person and after this experience we became a very good friend.

For these reasons I am very glad to report the site of Mr. Sanjib Adhikari
Email -:sanjib-adhikari@hotmail.com
http://www.hikehimalayas.com/

http://www.nepalguideinfo.com/

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Trekking in Nepal
Feb 28, 2013

Acute Trek Pvt Ltd an indoor outdoor trekking and tours operative takes you that further way to guarantee you has an unforgettable adventure that you have been dream of. Whether you are looking for a quiet gateway, a memorable outing with a family or an exciting nature adventure. We, Acute Trek Pvt Ltd are here to offer you with the best progressive information and itinerary leading focused and modified as per your requirements. Acute trek is an attempt to encourage Nepal to the exterior world while striving to defend an aged tradition as well as conserve the surroundings for generation to come.
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Star Star Star Star Star
Trekking in Nepal
Feb 28, 2013

Acute Trek Pvt Ltd an indoor outdoor trekking and tours operative takes you that further way to guarantee you has an unforgettable adventure that you have been dream of. Whether you are looking for a quiet gateway, a memorable outing with a family or an exciting nature adventure. We, Acute Trek Pvt Ltd are here to offer you with the best progressive information and itinerary leading focused and modified as per your requirements. Acute trek is an attempt to encourage Nepal to the exterior world while striving to defend an aged tradition as well as conserve the surroundings for generation to come.
http://www.trekshimalaya.com
http://www.trekshimalaya.com/trekking_in_nepal.php
http://www.trekshimalaya.com/teahouse_trek.php
http://www.trekshimalaya.com/kathmandu_pokhara_tour.php
http://www.trekshimalaya.com/high_pass_treks.php
http://www.trekshimalaya.com/luxury_tour.php
http://www.trekshimalaya.com/helicopter_tour.php
http://www.trekshimalaya.com/annapurna_region.php
http://www.trekshimalaya.com/annapurna_base_camp.php
http://www.trekshimalaya.com/annapurna_panorama.php
http://www.trekshimalaya.com/ghorepani_trekking.php
http://www.trekshimalaya.com/jomsom_muktinath_trekking.php
http://www.trekshimalaya.com/annapurna_circuit_trekking.php
http://www.trekshimalaya.com/tilicho_lake_mesokunto_pass.php
http://www.trekshimalaya.com/upper_mustang_trekking.php
http://www.trekshimalaya.com/everest_region.php
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http://www.trekshimalaya.com/ganjala_trekking.php
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http://www.trekshimalaya.com/peak_climbing.php
http://www.trekshimalaya.com/high_pass_treks.php
http://www.trekshimalaya.com/nepal_for_all_season.php
http://www.trekshimalaya.com/package_tour.php
http://www.trekshimalaya.com/island_peak.php
http://www.trekshimalaya.com/mera_peak.php
http://www.trekshimalaya.com/pisang_peak.php
http://www.adventurestrekking.com
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Nepal Trekking Guides
Dec 07, 2012

Title: “a perfect trip…….not to be missed “.

“This year at the end of february I went in Nepal for 18 days for the second time and I did a small trekking in the Annapurna region, I went to visit Pokhara, Kathmandu, Bakthapur and Nagarkot and I saw the National Park of Chitwan and in this trip I had the pleasure to meet Sanjib Adhikari.

He is an independent trekking guide and tour operator in Nepal and he has already obtained trekking guide license from the ministry of tourism, government of Nepal.

In his work Sanjib Adhikari is a person very responsible and serious, very helpful and attentive to his customers, he knows very well the mountain because he has many years of experience and is also an excellent guide for visiting the cities, the best thing for me is that he loves his country very much and loves his work and always manages to convey all his enthusiasm with simple ways and always with the smile.
Sanjib is also a very funny person and after this experience we became a very good friend.

For these reasons I am very glad to report the site of Mr. Sanjib Adhikari
Email -:sanjib-adhikari@hotmail.com
http://www.hikehimalayas.com/

http://www.nepalguideinfo.com/

Bill Walker
Sep 11, 2012

Very informative and descriptive. Would it be possible to chat? I promise not to be too neurotic or windy. But I am leaving for Anna Purna in 17 days and have a few focused questions.

Thanks,

Bill Walker billwalker52@hotmail.com
478 377 2444

peruvian mountains
Nov 18, 2011

We are a group of professionals tour operators young's activity, we have gained experience working in climbing & trek for about 15 years, and now we can organize, inform, promote with odjetivity a quality service , we are able to offer, many diverses in the adventure tours around Cordillera Blanca , Cordillera Huayhuash and Raura lots of adventure activity were introduced to the international market and now we are promoting with professional experience.

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dorji
Sep 24, 2010

Looking for a dream honeymoon Tours location? A honeymoon Tour in Kingdom of Bhutan? Look no further than Bhutan, the last place on the roof of the world, land of ethereal beauty and artfully preserved splendour. A land of mountains and cascading waterfalls, a land of yaks. Where you wake up to crisp mornings and chirping birds; where you can reach out to pluck the stars from a twinkling night sky. Bhutan, the mythical kingdom of temples and monasteries, with its grand capital, Thimpu, the legendary city of Paro with its magnificent Himalayan vistas, the ancient capital of Punakha and the splendid peaks of Mount Jhomolhari. Thimphu is a regal city, a rather unusual capital that houses treasures like the Thangka Painting School and the Tashichho Dzong. The town is a picturesque page out of a child’s drawing book, the quintessential valley town, hills hovering in the backdrop and a river sweeping right through. So come to this romantic paradise for a honeymoon in Shangri La.

Earning serious cache as a luxury honeymoon destination when Hong Kong stars Tony Leung and Carina Lau chose this reclusive kingdom as their honeymoon destination, Bhutan, besides being all the rage amongst those keen on luxury, exotic holidays, is increasingly being chosen as a honeymoon spot. Tony Leung and Carina Lau wedded in Bhutan on 21 July 2008.

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Michelle and Joey Jenn, Atlanta
May 24, 2010

Well, immediately after reading your article we were so inspired we committed to the trek for Oct 2010. It's hard to believe it's just around the corner now! Your article and comments have helped us tremendously in planning, but we have a couple of questions: is there coffee on the trek or should we bring our own (we admit we are addicts)? And should we bring enough cash onto the trail for the entire trek? Do they accept dollars or should we get local currency for the trail? Thanks so much for bringing this place to our awareness!

pfrenforyou
Apr 24, 2010

Thanks to Shannon Davis for choosing honeymoon trips in Annapurna Circuit. I believe it inspires other too.


http://www.friendsadventure.com
http://www.friendsadventure.com/Trekking_In_Nepal/

peruvian mountains
Dec 23, 2009

Peru Discover Adventures Is an adventure travel company it is a legally company with own operation in Huaraz – Peru. We offer a good quality service for outdoors sport lovers such as trekking ,climbing , mountaineering, fishing, , mountain bike , horseback riding, tours .
Around the Cordillera Blanca, Cordillera Huayhuash, Cordillera Raura and Cuzco. Our company counts with a record of well organized quality service of adventure trips and expeditions. We have only friendly professional mountain guides for your safety in the Peruvian Andes.

We has worked for European and American companies such as Wilderness Travel, Dav Summit Club, High Places and We had gained many high recommendations and lot of experience and now He is a conduct organize offers services the trekking climbing expeditions.

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peruvian mountains
Dec 23, 2009

Peru Discover Adventures Is an adventure travel company it is a legally company with own operation in Huaraz – Peru. We offer a good quality service for outdoors sport lovers such as trekking ,climbing , mountaineering, fishing, , mountain bike , horseback riding, tours .
Around the Cordillera Blanca, Cordillera Huayhuash, Cordillera Raura and Cuzco. Our company counts with a record of well organized quality service of adventure trips and expeditions. We have only friendly professional mountain guides for your safety in the Peruvian Andes.

We has worked for European and American companies such as Wilderness Travel, Dav Summit Club, High Places and We had gained many high recommendations and lot of experience and now He is a conduct organize offers services the trekking climbing expeditions.

www.perudiscoveradventures.com
www.peruvianmountains.com

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