Ghorepani Ghandruk Trek
Myself and my son did the Ghorepani Ghandruk Trek which include extra time in Kathmandu for a cultural tour and farewell dinner . This is a good trek for those with limited time and want an introduction to the Annapurna region. The views were stunning and dawn at Poon Hill was a highlight. We had never done a trek before or even visited Nepal so we did not know what to expect. We were very thankful that, tour owner, Shailesh, was there to meet us at the airport with a smile and then made life easy for us from that point onwards. Nothing was too hard to organise in preparation for the trek and we were kept well informed on what to expect. A bonus is that there is a reasonable amount of flexibility to alter the suggested itinerary both before and during the tour. Our trekking guide, Ratna, was a perfect host educating us about the region and the people as we went. Also he let us maintain the pace that was comfortable for us as well as giving tips about diet such as what to avoid eating. I was very appreciative when my son got sick (nothing too serious) on day 4 and Ratna provided a cure with his expertise. Another bonus for us was Shailesh and Ranjana hosting a traditional dinner for us and personally taking us to the cable car. Also thanks for getting us to the airport effectively after our tour had officially finished. Looking forward to booking another trek next year. Tip: I would suggest taking the minimum baggage with you to Nepal and either buy or rent trekking clothing and equipment in Kathmandu as pricing is incredibly cheap.