What a wonderful experience! All aspects of the preparation, service, and execution were excellent. Himal was extremely responsive as we worked together to put together an itinerary for the Annapurna Circuit that met our requirements. It was the first trek that my new wife and I did together, where we were assigned a guide (Yakub) and a porter (Ashok). In addition to doing their jobs exceptionally well, both of them were extremely fun to be around for a week and helped to make it a once-in-a-lifetime experience for us. It’s hard to express how grateful we are to both of them for being such great humans and leaders on our trek. During the trek, Yakub took care of any questions we had or requests we made, so we essentially didn’t have to worry about anything.
I have only one piece of feedback or advice for prospective travelers and that is to offer/request the option to fly back from Pokhara to Kathmandu as opposed to taking the bus. This would save a lot of time. As a result, I would highly recommend Himal and his company to anyone who is interested in doing a trek in Nepal, whether it is a private trip or part of a group trip. Thanks again Himal!