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This is a small group guided holiday. The group is usually between 4 and 16 in size, with an average of 12 like-minded clients booking individually, in a couple or as friends together.
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This classic trek is not for the faint hearted. Although the distances covered are not great, the fact that much of the trek is above 3000m means that effort required is significant and the day crossing the Throng La Pass at over 5400m is by far the most strenous with a 4am start and 1500m climb - equivalant to climbing Ben Nevis from the summit of Mt Blanc.
The trek has been very well thought out with slack included just in case there are delays on the pass due to weather or sickness.
The mountain views are awesome but there are also stretches of near desert where the going isn't quite so good.
Sunrise on the snow covered mountains was spectacular
Our leader, Prem, was outstanding. He organised everything to run like clockwork. He took great care of the group especially when some of us were suffering the effects of altitude thus ensuring everyone achieved their goal of completing the trek. His sense of humour was just what was needed to keep spirits up, we could have wished for better.
Not sure how he influenced the weather but it was almost perfect for us - but just one day behind us every day the weather had closed in with heavy snow on the Pass just a few hours after we crossed it. We named him 'Prem the Lucky'!
February turned out to be a good choice - clear weather (mostly) and deserted tea houses that we had to ourselves.
From what we saw of other folk on the trek, Exodus was a good choice. Having seen other trekkers trying to tackle the high passes independently I was glad we were in the hands of competant leaders and had a happy support team of sherpas.
Our trip was the first to spend more time in Pokhara at the end and less time in Kathmandu at the start. That was welcome, the hotel at Pokhara is great and the town is a much better place to relax after the trek than Kathmandu.
The Qatar flights to Kathmandu allow some extra time there as they leave at night rather than the morning group flight.
An excellent trip even though we could not complete the circuit because of the disaster on the Thorong La pass. My and I am sure the rest of the groups thoughts are with the families and friends of those who died or were injured in the storm.
The views of the mountains at Manang. Our Nepalise guides and porters who were always very helpful and always had a ready smile.
Kumar is an excellent leader and a credit to Exodus. He should be commended for a job well done.
Make sure your kit is in good condition as you never know what weather you will get in the mountains - Monsoon rain to snow blizzards. Get your visa before you travel as the process at Kathmandu can take a very long time.
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