September/October 2012 – 16 days trek to Langtang – Gosaikund – Helambu with High Camp Trekking Pvt. Ltd. – Norsang Lama. Having been for the first time in Nepal, we (three Austrians from Vienna and Salzburg) chose High Camp Trekking Pvt. Ltd. As our Trekking Tour Operator in Nepal, and we could not have done better. A family-run entriprise, High Camp Trekking offers the experience in the trekking and mountaineering business of more than one generation. Knowledge of how to organize and run trekking tours is being handed down from father to sons. Norsang Lama, manager of High Camp Trekking, not only gave us ahelping hand in finalizing our individual trekking tour plan, but was also answering patiently and expertly to all our questions; and we were having quite a lot of them, concerning weather conditions, trekking gear, packing weight,…!
The deal was made clear in Kathmandu on our arrival day. Prices were reasonable, and we got good value for money. Everything went smoothly: Norsang came to pick us up at the guesthouse early next morning and, accompanied by his cousins Satya Man Tamang and Chamar Tamang, our guide and porter, put us on the bus to Syabru Besi; a day’s hike from Kathmandu. The road winding its way up and down along mountain crests in dizzy heights.
From Syabru Besi onwards it is all but walking, 1000, meters of altitude up, 1000 meters of altitude down again. Satya Man and Chamar did their best to make the trekking a pleasure to us; they were attentive to our needs, good-humoured, always willing to offer a helping hand, briefing us on each day’s hike, looking out for nice teahouses to stay. The more so, they have been sharing their experiences and their knowledge of the local people, their lives and their traditions with us. They showed us around gompas, yak cheese factories and whatever there was worth seeing. It was never any problem to change the daily itinerary according to our needs, having a rest day there, enjoying the spectacular scenery of ice-capped mountains and subtropical valleys, and speeding up the other days. All in all, we were having a great time, thanks to Norsang and his team, and the 16 days went by quickly.
We recommend High Camp Trekking as a reliable, professional working trekking operator for any trekking destination in Nepal. We will certainly book with them again when being back in Nepal.
- Karin Schodl Vienna, Austrian karin03@gmx.net
Somos una pareja española que hemos hecho el trek circular del Annapurna con Sanjaya Lama en abril de 2011, de High Camp Treking, agencia regentada por él mismo, su hermano Norsang Lama y su padre Chheduk Man Lama. Recomendamos vivamente esta empresa familiar a quien esté interesado en conocer Nepal, sea la actividad que sea la que tengáis pensado llevar a cabo en el país. Corroboramos absolutamente todo lo que podréis leer en su página web.
El trato que ofrecen es de lo más familiar que os podáis imaginar y se nota que aman su país y sus montañas. Desde el momento en que llegas a Katmandú se convierten en vuestro ángel de la guarda. No te dejan ni a sol ni a sombra, con la ventaja de que están perfectamente preparados para ejercer también de guías turísticos: capaces de explicar sus religiones principales y, en consecuencia, todo lo que ves en los múltiples templos que vas visitando. De este modo, se convierten con total naturalidad en amigos, maîtres en todas las comidas, relaciones públicas (te consiguen la mejor habitación posible en los diversos lodges) y todo lo que queráis...
Además, se adaptarán perfectamente a vuestras necesidades particulares tal como nos ocurrió a nosotros, que precisábamos algún día libre en Kathmandu para asuntos privados y Sanjaya no dudo en ofrecerse a acompañarnos fuera de programa haciendo de traductor, consiguiéndonos taxis, etc.
Por último, otra de sus grandes ventajas es que al tratarse de una empresa familiar, están en condiciones de ofrecer unos precios altamente competitivos en comparación con cualquier otra agencia de Nepal. Para cualquier información adicional podéis escribirme a:
- Javier Haro Barcelona (España) fjharo@hotmail.com
Hi! During spring 2010, I decided with a friend to do a trek in the Langtang Valley – Gosainkunda Lake – Helambu. We found our guide, Norsang Lama, on Internet. With his help, everything was planned and organized perfectly. From the first day at the Airport to the end of the trek and the visit of Kathmandu, his advices were very helpful. He is a very friendly person and knows a lot of things about politics, Buddhism, wild, and Nepal in general. With his help, we could climb Tsergo Ri 5000 summit without experience of high altitude and talk to Nepali people in the villages. I strongly recommend you to contact him if you want to go to Nepal, and I hope I’ll see him again next time I want to do a trek! PS: Here is the video of our trek: www.dailymotion.com/video/xdduhg_nepal_travel Enjoy! Thanks again to him and to the porter (Shyam): you were both fantastic and we only have wonderful memories of this trip! Don’t hesitate to contact me if you want more information!
- Clément Morin Paris, France nemesisnet@hotmail.com
Great Guide Norsang Lama Just got back from a fantastic trip in Nepal with two good mates. The whole experience was run really smoothly by our guide Norsong Lama (from the time he picked us up at the airport till he farewelled us two and a half weeks later). I also chose Norsang based on reviews I had read by many of his previous happy clients and I was not disappointed. We had Norsang (guide) and his Uncle and younger brother as porters on the Annapurna Base Camp trek in Jan 2013. Everything was run so well. Norsang helped us hire good sleeping bags/gear at really good prices, arranged all our permits, transport, accommodation, meals etc, etc He also had a fantastic knowledge of all the mountains, villages etc He and his Uncle and Brother also introduced us to Nepali card games in the evenings and even some great Nepali music along the way! He was a very thoughtful guide always putting our needs and wants first. He had the flexibility to change our itinerary if we wanted to change (i.e. speed up or slow down) and always made sure that we were having a great experience. His company is called High Camp Trekking Please contact me if anyone has any further questions.
- Peter Anderson Sydney, Australia chiroxpete@gmail.com
In 2013 we have completed the Manaslu Circuit Trek (prior to that we have done the full Annapurna Circuit in 2010, also with the help of Norsang and his company). We would like to express our gratitude to Norsang Lama and his staff, especially Resham and Maila Tamang. Thanks to Norsang and his team's good will, fantastic organizational skills, advise and knowledge we had the most memorable time. We would highly recommend The 'High Camp Trekking' Company to anyone wishing to visit Nepal. Norsang made everything we hoped for possible and within our reach. Best Wishes!
- Ana & Lukasz Poland anabela79@o2.pl
A trekking adventure in Nepal was one of the most awaited moments of our round the world trip. Before we left for our travels a friend gave us Norsang's contact and told us to get in touch with him should we need a guide in Nepal. We trusted our friend's advice and decided to do the Annapurna Base Camp trek with High Camp Trekking. The contact with Norsang was smooth and efficient. Even before meeting him we could tell we were dealing with a very professional person. Norsang picked us up from the airport and then let us in the hands of Sanjay, his older brother and our guide for the trek, and Rajendra, our young and super fit porter. Together with Sanjay and Rajendra we spent 13 wonderful days. The trek was absolutely amazing. Every day of the trek was perfectly organized, the lodges were clean and comfortable, the food was tasty and the daily schedule always allowed us some free time to rest and visit the villages where we stayed. Sanjay is an excellent guide, very knowledgeable and friendly. We had a lot of questions about Nepal and the Himalayas, thanks to him we learned many things about this beautiful country. Sanjay always walked at a comfortable pace so that we were never too tired at the end of the day and fit for the next. Rajendra is a very fine and strong young man. Even if his English is very basic we still managed to communicate with him and appreciated his company during the trek. We met Norsang again after the trek in Kathmandu and he helped us to extend our visa. We cannot thank High Camp Trekking enough for their kindness and professionalism. We highly recommend their services and if one day we come back to Nepal we will certainly do another trekking with them!
- Clarissa & Pierre Italy and France clarissacenci@gmail.com
I went trekking the EBC with Norsang, Parksan and a group of helpful, friendly porters last year, that was 2013. I went on travelling until the end of March, 2014. Now I recall the whole experience and keep amaze how well Norsang have organized our trip and thinking of returning to Nepal to further on going to another trekking with them.
- Sheree Tsang Canada bigdoody@shaw.ca
Date: May 201 Hi guys, I made the EBC trekking with Norsang the last March-April 2012 for 15 days. At the beginning, my boyfriend and I weren’t so sure to hire a guide without passing form an agency, but saw post on Internet and we called Norsang. We met him; he was really prepared and planned the entire journey showing us all the steps. He asked us the entire amount before to Lukla and this was really odd for us, in Italy we usually don’t pay everything before, how can we trust a guide coming from Nepal without any guarantee? But we trusted, and it was worthy! Norsang chose for us the best lodges, he follows you every step you take, answers all the questions and knows everything about Everest Region! Jangbu Sherpa, our porter is a very nice guy; both of them are a nice company after the hard trekking. We played cards together, Norsang taught me a Nepalese card game, it was really funny to spend some time with him! You can choose everything you want from the menu and he offers you tea and coffee in every occasion. Another thing of utmost importance is that he doesn’t make you rush in going up, he know every symptom of altitude sickness and is completely aware of you condition during the trip. We actually had no big problem of altitude even because we listened to him and his advices. Norsang is a real, genuine Nepalese guy, a faithful guide, polite and fully prepared. I strongly recommend Norsang Lama to anyone wants to do this amazing experience. This is my recommend Norsang Lam to anyone wants to do this amazing experience. This is my email: Barbara.muntoni@hotmail.it, you can ask me anything about the trekking and Norsang and I can send you photos and I can give u in private my mobile if you do not trust, like we did at first sight!! Enjoy your trek with Norsang!!!
- Barbara Muntoni Italy barbara.muntoni@hotmail.it
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