Annapurna Sanctuary trek in Nepal

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Departure information

Tailormade departures from late August to May
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Vacation type

Traveling with a local operator

This vacation is operated by a company based in the vacation destination and they will be able to provide expert local knowledge. They will be able to tailor make your vacation to suit your requirements not only concerning the dates of travel but also typically the standard of accommodation, and thus price. It is rare for local operators to be able to help with the booking of your flights.

Responsible tourism

Annapurna Sanctuary trek in Nepal

Carbon reduction

Your vacation will help support local people and conservation. We must also reduce CO2. Learn about the CO2 emissions of this vacation and how to reduce them.

Environment

We are a Nepali company and travel through this company makes a direct impact in the economy of Nepal. We also try to maximise our contribution to the local economy by hiring local guides and porters for these trips and staying in smaller lodges to spread the income.

The company does not vertically integrate and sub-contracts all support activities like transportation, lodging etc. so that the money gets spread in the economy. It conserves on paper minimising paperwork in the office and by giving out electronic brochures. When required, brochures are printed on both sides of the paper and are in a folder format so that only relevant inserts need be given.

We have also put in place a development support system whereby 10% of its profits go to charities like the Joy Foundation Nepal who conduct free cataract eye camps in rural areas of Nepal and Antardristi Nepal, which is developing a fund to start a incest and rape care center for minors. 10% of the company's profits also goes directly into employee benefits.

In the field, guides, porters and clients are all oriented in responsible travel. A zero litter policy is in place so that it minimises wastage in the region. We also only take out very small groups with a maximum of twelve participants per group. All trips also focus on culture.

Community

We have put in place a development support system whereby 10% of its profits go to charities like the Joy Foundation Nepal who conduct free cataract eye camps in rural areas of Nepal and Antardristi Nepal, which is developing a fund to start a incest and rape care center for minors. 10% of the company's profits also goes directly into employee benefits.

3 Reviews of Annapurna Sanctuary trek in Nepal

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Reviewed on 17 Apr 2013 by

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


The 9 day trek round Annapurna Sanctuary has to be the highlight. This was made even more memorable by having the most amazing Sherpa guide and porter. They were knowledgeable and very friendly. However, the tour company made the whole trip memorable with their attention to detail and added value whilst opening our eyes to Nepalese culture and history.

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


Book it now and use this tour operator to organise it for you - you will not be disappointed. Ask for Gelbu to be your guide if trekking.

3. Did you feel that your vacation benefited local people, reduced environmental impacts or supported conservation?


Yes - local people were used as guide and porter. We stayed in lower star (3*) hotels which were more than adequate but ensured that the money stayed within the Nepalese economy rather than making international companies richer. The tour company use local drivers to taxi their clients around rather than running their own cars. Whilst on trek we were actively encouraged to use non-bottled water either from safe local sources or to purify it ourselves.

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


I cannot praise the company highly enough. Their attention to detail, value for money, ensuring that the client has the vacation of a lifetime whilst also maximising the benefits to the local people and environment is the best I have experienced. It really was the vacation of a lifetime and I can think of no criticisms.

Reviewed on 20 Apr 2010 by

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


Getting up at 4 am at Machupuchre Base Camp in freezing cold and setting up for a trek in the snow to Annapurna Base camp to see the sunrise! It was very challenging, but we loved every moment of it!

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


Be prepared for all weather conditions, regardless of the season. The mountains are unpredictable!

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


Yes, absolutely! And the guide was very supportive in ensuring the minimal environmental impact!

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


Fantastic and unforgettable experience! Thank you to the guide, our porter and the company who organised the tour!

Reviewed on 19 Dec 2010 by

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




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


Do some exercise before going on a trek.

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




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


Really enjoyed the whole trip, the operator was excellent and looked after me the whole time. Thank you.

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