An unforgettable Annapurna Circuit Trek with Tilicho Lake
I just now recently completed the Annapurna Circuit Trek with Nepal Trekking Experts, and it was nothing short of an extraordinary. From the first contact with Rajesh over WhatsApp to reaching Tilicho Lake, every aspect of the journey was handled great, making it an unforgettable experience for me.
Rajesh was super friendly and helpful, as this was my first trek ever, I had a lot of questions and every each he answered for me. I started contacting him about half a year before the start of my trek and over all that time he was available for me every time, I felt very well looked after with him. Making changes to the suggested route was super easy with him, as I wanted to start at an earlier town and spend one more day in Pokhara.
Arriving at the airport at midnight, my guide, Ram, was already waiting there for me to drive me to my Hotel. During the whole trek he played a pivotal role in ensuring the trek was not just a physical challenge but also a cultural and scenic delight. Ram's expertise and knowledge of the region were really evident at every step. He was not just a guide for me but also a very good companion, ensuring that I didn't miss any hidden gems along the trail.
Rajesh was also kind enough to help me buy equipment in Kathmandu, he accompanied me and made sure I got good and cheap stuff, exactly what I wanted. One evening he invited me to dinner in a wonderful restaurant, where I got another nice impression of the city. Whatever it was, he was always ready to help me.
The attention to detail by NTE was perfect for me. All the Accommodations (Teahouses and Hotels), meals, and transportation were seamlessly organized, allowing me to focus on the landscapes and the joy of the trek itself. As a beginner with no experience at all, Ram helped me and gave me sooo many tips during the trek, no matter what kinda questions I had, he could answer any of them, which made me very comfortable with him. He always paid attention to how I was doing and whether I was missing anything. Every time he ate, he took care of me first and then himself, and no matter how many times I told him that he didn't have to do all of that for me, he still did it. He really was a great guide and I couldn't have asked for anyone better.
After reaching Tilicho Lake, I faced some challenges with my back, preventing me from continuing over the pass. Ram went above and beyond, without hesitation, carrying my backpack and ensuring our safe return to Manang. From there, he arranged a Jeep back to Pokhara, displaying exceptional care and commitment to my well-being. I cant thank him enough for that!
Ram's passion for the mountains and the local culture enriched the entire experience. He shared insightful tipps, pointed out unique features, and made sure I felt comfortable and safe throughout the trek. His genuine care for both the trek and my well-being created an amazing atmosphere for me.
The Annapurna Circuit itself is a marvel, and NTE turned it into a good adventure. I highly recommend them to anyone seeking a well-organized, immersive, and inspiring trekking experience in Nepal.
Thank you, Nepal Trekking Experts, and a special shoutout to Ram, for making my Annapurna Circuit Trek with Tilicho Lake an absolute highlight of my travels. Also can recommend the off-season (February) to everyone! Felt so much more better without big groups and full teahouses, there where many evenings where we were the only one in the teahouses, loved it!