We have led hundreds of people to Annapurna Base Camp over the past 10 years! Here are ten reasons why you should choose Ian Taylor Trekking to the base of the world’s most dangerous mountain. We run around 10 Annapurna Base Camp treks per year. Our full time staff are ready to lead you on all our trips across Nepal. We have more acclimatization built into our itinerary, giving better safety and success. Read some REVIEWS from our trips.
1). Our Award Winning Team
We have four guides for every group of ten trekkers on the trail! This sets up apart of other groups. We want to make sure all of our teams have the best chance at safely reaching their goal. With more staff on the trail with your team, they will be able to more efficiently manage your safety on the trail and also give you a better experience along the way.
We do not outsource any of our treks and we have our own office in Kathmandu. All of our guides hold current Wilderness First Aid Certificates. They are able to get you the help you need in case of an emergency. Also, our guides will carry satellite and local phones with them. Read some REVIEWS from our treks.
2). Supporting the Local Community
We continue to support the local community in Nepal. In 2015 we helped establish the Goli Village Trust in Nepal. A lot of of staff come from the village of Goli in the lower Everest region of Nepal. We have built two schools in the Goli region and we have placed stoves in over 60 homes. We do need donations and help, therefore if you would like to donate, set up a trek to the village, give funds, clothes or school items, then get in touch. Please let us know and we can help you figure out how you can best help!
4). Expert Training Advice
We offer personal service with training advice for our clients, 5 days a week. A lot of people underestimate Himalayan trekking. We do not want to see this happen with our clients. Therefore, we want to make sure that you have the best information on how to complete the trek safely and successfully.
There are some long hiking days, covering over 600m/ 2,000 feet of up and down hill on steps or stairs while on the trail. We have professional training advice available to you 5 days a week and we can schedule calls with you as often as needed once you sign up to our trips.
5). 25 Years Experience
We have years of experience managing teams on the ground in Nepal. Our head guide has been at the forefront of tourism in Nepal for over 25 years. He is well connected on the ground with access to all the key organization and authorities. He is also passionate about the Sherpa culture, experience and preserving these traditions.
Anyone who has trekked with Dawa Chirri Sherpa will never forget it! Even if you just get to spend time in Kathmandu with him, you will love and cherish the experience. Dawa is married to Kay from Scotland, and they run our office together in Kathmandu. All of our clients joining trips to Annapurna Base Camp will experience the hospitality and quality service we have to offer.
6). 4 Star Hotel in Kathmandu
We include two nights in a hotel in four star hotel in Kathmandu. One night before your trek and one night after. All of our trips are on a shared basis, but if you prefer a single room, this can be offered at an additional cost. We use the Buddy hotel in Thamel, which is the main tourist district of the city. You can also upgrade to 5 star hotel option if you like, just ask us for further information.
7). More Acclimatization
We have learned after years of experience that people need more time to acclimatize to the lower levels of oxygen, in order to have a safe and successful trip. Therefore, we live to include a trek to Poon Hill 3,210m/ 10,531 feet before heading towards Annapurna Base Camp. This added acclimatization sets you up nicely for for a great trekking experience into lower levels of oxygen. Having more days on the trail and more acclimatization increases safety, success and enjoyment.
8). Celebration Meal
We like to treat all of our teams to a celebratory meal at the end of your trek in Kathmandu! Ian’s favorite restaurant to enjoy after he is in the mountains is Fire and Ice Pizza Restaurant. Most of our teams will have the meal there as you can enjoy some delicious pizza after the trek (maybe even have a delicious mojito). This meal is included in the trip. You will be presented with your Everest Base Camp certificate of achievement and we will enjoy a beautiful meal before heading back to the hotel or a night out on the town.
10). Different Itinerary Options and Small Groups
We have multiple options for itineraries to Annapurna Base Camp. Our most popular itinerary treks to Poon Hill first, then treks to the main Annapurna Base Camp trail and back via the Jhinu hot springs. We can also tailor your trip to suit your needs for a private group. Therefore, if you have 4 or more people joining a trip, we can cater your private itinerary at no extra cost!
We only work with small group sizes. The maximum number of people per team will be 10 people. Some of our groups are even less people with only 6 or 8 team members. This will therefore give you are more personalized experience on the trail to Annapurna Base Camp. You can move as a team and experience more of this world class trail.