I had always wanted to do the Annapurna Base Camp along with the Macchapucchare Base Camp trek in the Annapurna Region of Nepal. But I didn’t know how to go about it till a very close friend recommended Khempalung Adventure Pvt. Ltd to me. I finally did take Khempalung’s services and I was so glad my friend recommended them to me. I didn’t regret it at all. From the very beginning, the owner, Mr. Ashim Pradhan took care of everything. He is a very professional gentleman with a personal touch and always has his guests needs paramount in his mind. He carefully detailed an itinerary for me at a great price. The itinerary was perfect and there was a great balance between trekking and resting throughout the day. The 10 days trek was flexible and I was able to decide what I did and did not want to do. The trek was extremely well planned. There was a strong sense of achievement after the completion and also contentment because I was blessed with fantastic weather with clear blue skies most days of the trek. It was an unforgettable trekking experience not just because of the breathtaking sceneries but also thanks to the perfect and truly personalised approach from Ashim and his company.
It will be totally unfair and unjust if I didn’t mention Pasang (my guide) and Karna (my porter) with whom I spent the next ten days. As a guide, they don’t get much better than Pasang. Pasang is a genuinely honest, humble and conscientious man who prides himself in his work and the service he provides. Pasang is a “Sherpa” and he possesses all the superior qualities of a “Sherpa”. Fluent in the English language, Pasang was never short in coming up with sage advice and knew answers to questions ranging from geology and the landscape to the culture of the Annapurna Region and the villages we would visit. Pasang lead me off the beaten track to really take me into the countryside to see some real gems. Pasang was always attentive to my needs, keeping a good pace and always smiling joking and laughing.
Karna, my porter, was exceptional and is super fit to say the least. Always had a smile on his face and always very eager to please.
I truly believe that I was given a one-of-a-kind experience through Ashim and his careful planning and attention to detail. I will always miss Ashim, Pasang and Karna. I would highly recommend Khempalung Adventure Pvt. Ltd and would strongly encourage everyone to consider availing the services of Khempalung. This is by far one of the best trips I’ve ever been on.
Thank so much Ashim, Pasang and Karna!!! I promise I will be back soon.