Annapurna Panorama Lodge Trek
By: Sally Bickersteth, East Sussex, UK
I cannot fault the KE staff for their help when booking this trip as I had LOTS of questions that I wanted to talk through, especially Dan and Caroline. Thank you for your patience. Our trip leader and the crew were exceptional. Pemba the leader couldn't do enough for us and the porters were fantastic as well. They were all so cheerful and really helped to make the holiday such a success.
This holiday was one of the best we have had and we have had some great holidays with you. The views of the Himalayas were outstanding and we felt so lucky to be there at the time of the rhododendrons, which simply tumbled down the mountainside. I really liked the variety of activities and situations. From the hustle and bustle and fascinating history of Kathmandu to the wonderful trekking in what must be one of the most beautiful parts of the world. The extension to Chitwan was a perfect end. What a fantastic place and what a privilege to be there. Watching birds and wildlife from the back of an elephant is truly special and we had a good sighting of a tiger. What a huge amount there is to see there. The tented accommodation was fantastic.
I have no suggestions for improvement as it was a great itinerary. Our guide said that it was one of the best and I can believe him. The trip surpassed all expectations. The cities were busier, the mountains were bigger, and the rhododendrons were frothier. The trekking was very challenging but we took it steadily and were never made to go faster than we wanted to. It was worth every effort to reach that view at Chomrong.
This was our 7th trip with you. We don't bother to look at any other travel firms now as we have never been disappointed and we think that you pick great agents in the countries that we visit. We have had great adventures but we always feel safe. Thank you to all the staff at KE for always being so helpful.