Novice trekkers like me are always sceptical of testing unknown terrain in Nepal. The one hell of a mountainous country will leave persons like me, in the late fifties stranded breathless with increasing altitude accompanied with poor appetite and nausea.
I joined 12 others.
The thought of doing the Annapoorna Track from Darapani to Mukthinarh was made possible by the local promoter, The Himalayan Joy Adventure, led by an energetic young man Cholendra. With his team of guides and porters, Cholendra was meticulous from pre-trip arrangement to post trip departure.
He displayed a commanding leadership with great confidence, systematic in every aspect, absolutely no hiccups, always relaying correct information and thus enabling our selves to assess and prepare for the terrain. He kind of created the spirit of adventure and endurance of the journey - a joy that enveloped our body and souls.
In terms of pricing, I'm not sure, but all I can say is that I obtained the satisfaction that no more money can buy.
I wish Cholendra and his team all the best.
A group of 13 were planning to do the Annapurna circuit and the entire duration of stay was so well organised.
I was here with my family and had the most exciting wonderful time! The sceneries and trek leading up to Thorong Pass was ever so scenic - the best views i have seen! Food and accommodation were good too.
Cholendra and his team (Ramesh and the porters) were always so kind, thoughtful and ever helpful. He ensured that every member of the team was taken care of throughout the duration including those who had to be airlifted for medical reasons. Some members of the team were struggling with their bags and the porters would make several to and fro trips to help them carry things and the team were ever so grateful. Throughout the trek he and his team were ever so motivating, shared their knowledge about the culture and the montains.
I had a time of my life and would certainly recommend Cholendra and his team.
And i am looking forward to trekking up Mt Mera next year!
My husband and I wanted to do a trekking around the Annapurna and Cholendra and his team arranged a perfect trek for 5 days to the Annapurna Panorama/Poon Hill. It was a beautiful trek through woodlands and the high peaks of Annapurna with gorgeous views. I myself got sick on the trekking unfortunately but Cholendra and Raj were really caring and helped me to get through the trekking. They had different options for the last days in difficulty and time durance which really helped me finish the trekking in a good and positive way. If we come back to Nepal we will definitely book a trip with this organisation (these guys) again!
Namaste! My daughter and I had the most amazing trip trekking with Himalayan Joy Adventure! The Everest Himalayan range was spectacular and to get the opportunity to be so close to these beauties was a blessing! Cholandra helped coordinate and was a fabulous communicator as we planned the trip. He was always right on top of emails answering every little question I had! Tika, our guide was phenomenal! He loves the mountains and his job and it shined through with his attitude. He was kind and encouraging, informative, spotted lots of wildlife and took perfect pictures for us! He always got us the best rooms and extra blankets and helped every step of the way. Our porter, Nala, was invaluable too! We couldn’t have done it with out our team! We are so happy to have gotten a recommendation to go with Himalayan Joy and they far exceeded our expectations. We talked with other hikers and we by far had the best! I highly recommend this skilled, personable amazing outfitter! I would go back in a heartbeat and do it again!
We had an amazing travel and trekking experience with Himalayan Joy Adventure.
Cholendra is an extraordinary organizer and everything from the pick up at the airport, organizing of flights to Lukla and back, clean loges to sleep fresh and delicious food on the 12 days trek.
Our guide Tika was a terrific part of the experience as he shared his vast knowledge of the mountains, and culture with us and was always patient, smiling and caring.