I am writing to say how much we enjoyed our trek in the Annapurna region. We were very fortunate to have such a good guide (Ram) and such good porters (Amar and Babu).
In particular I would like to let you know some of the things that we especially valued.
Flexible itinerary designed to enable us to do the things we wanted to do, and modified as we went along when circumstances changed.
This was always a very high priority for our guide. Ram monitored us, our environment and our circumstances continually and closely. We felt reassured that he took our safety very seriously, particularly with respect to the physical terrain, our health and our potential to get lost in unfamiliar city streets.
Accommodation was always clean, and respect was shown for our privacy. Care was taken to ensure we were comfortable.
Information and advice:
Information and advice was invaluable. This included Ram’s local knowledge of the area, his awareness of Western food requirements and potential difficulties, his encouragement at times, and his guidance with respect to local customs and expectations.
Friendly, helpful and unobtrusive:
Our guide and porters were friendly at all times and helpful. They were never intrusive or pushy. If we needed to be hurried along it was always done gently and carefully (e.g. ordering meals).
We were particularly grateful for the “airport to airport” service of your company, for the protection and advice regarding touts at the airport, and for the welcome and care taken to establish the initial framework for the trek.
In addition when we needed a solution to a problem it was provided quickly and without fuss (for example when we left our passes in Kathmandu and we were in Pokhara).
It was wonderful not to have to organise a thing from the moment we arrived until we left.
We were also very pleased to find that your company ensures that your guides and porters have appropriate clothing and are well looked after during the trek.
Thank you again Tilak for the experience of a lifetime. I hope to return to your wonderful Nepal very soon.
I would very much appreciate you passing on our thanks to Ram, Amar and Babu.
With our very best wishes,
ROBYN HARRISON AND TIM PULSFORD