2 independent reviews for Annapurna Circuit trekking vacation

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review 21 Oct 2009

1. What was the most memorable or exciting part of your vacation?

For me it was the challenge of walking some 200km over a high pass over a period of 16 days. And seeing some beautiful scenery on the way. I also met some very nice and interesting fellow travelers.

2. What tips would you give other travelers booking this vacation?

Be prepared. Prepared for some exhausting trekking & all extremes of weather, from boiling hot & sunburnt to freezing cold nights.

3. Did you feel that your vacation benefited local people, and minimized impacts on the environment?

I think the fact that we bring money into the local economy is a good thing, although I'm not sure what proportion of my vacation cost actually reached them. Prices were so cheap, it might have been better to arrange it myself and pay the local people direct. We did try to minimise the waste we produced, particularly in the form of plastic bottles, by using iodine sterilisation and safe water points.

4. Finally, how would you rate your vacation overall?

Brilliant. I will be back.

review 16 Jan 2008

1. What was the most memorable or exciting part of your vacation?

Coming down the western side of Thorong La pass (5416m) in the sunshine after starting the climb up to it by moonlight in sub-zero temperatures.

2. What tips would you give other travelers booking this vacation?

Buy a walking pole for the steep descents if you don't have one - they are cheap everywhere en-route.

3. Did you feel that your vacation benefited local people, and minimized impacts on the environment?

Very much so as all our food and drink was bought from local communities.

4. Finally, how would you rate your vacation overall?

A great walk - each day somehow managed to be better than the last.

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I am reborn! Simply the best vacation I have ever been on
Some great stories to tell the grandchildren. Would recommend to a friend
Very enjoyable
It was OK
A bit disappointing really
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