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Highlight of Annapurna Circuit (AC) Trek:
Duration:18 nights/19 days (2 days by bus and 17 days walk).
Trekking destination:Annapurna region in the west of Nepal.
Trek start/end:Bulbule/Nayapool.
Grade:Difficulty because of high altitude.
Trek-style:Teahouse/Lodge Trek.
Trek season:Four season (more difficult due to cold and snow in winter).
Activities:Walking/Trekking.
Highest elevation:Thorong La 5416m.
Ethnic group: Majority of Gurung, Thakali and Poon Magar communities..
Culture:Hindu and Buddhist.
Himalayan Scenery:Mt. Manaslu (8163m), Nadi Chuli, Mt. Sought Annapurna (7219m), Hiuchuli 6444m, Fistrail (6993m), Annapurna I (8091m), II, III, IV, Gangapurna, Lamjung Himal, Dhaulagiri I (8167m), II, III, IV, Tukche peak, Gurja Himal, Sought Nilgiri and Dhamodar Himal ranges etc.
Lake:Gangapurna Lake, Ice Lake, Tilicho Lake and Titi Lake etc.

Annapurna Circuit Trek with Tilicho Lake for 19 days

The Annapurna massif is encircled by Annapurna Circuit Trek including new trekking trail (NATT) which avoid the road. We do trek anticlockwise for safe acclimatization before we are pushing to the high Thorong La 5416m pass that connects Marshyangdi and Kali Gandaki River valleys in Manang and lower Mustang in the Annapurna Conservation Area.

Besishar or Nadi is the trailhead of the Annapurna Circuit in the Marshyangdi valley. We walk throughout various villages, multi-culture and ethnic diversity, paddy fields, into subtropical forests, waterfalls and gigantic cliffs etc. We can see close views of Mt. Manaslu I (8163m), Pisang Peak, Chulu East and West, Annapurna II (7856m), Annapurna III (7555m), Annapurna IV (7545m), Gangapurna 7555m, Tilicho Peak, South Annapurna (7219m), Annapurna I (8091m), Dhaulagiri (8167m), Gurja Himal, Hiuchuli and Fishtail etc.

We visit ancient Braka Monastery into the Manang valley. We hike up couples of day’s side trip to Tilicho Lake (4919m) after we spent two nights for safe acclimatization in the Manang village. Tilicho Lake is one of the most popular side trips on the Annapurna Circuit.

We visit monasteries and Hindu Temples in Muktinath and Kagbeni and descent through the world deepest gorge – Kali Gandaki valley after the Thorong La pass. We enjoy Hot spring bath at the bank of Kali Gandaki River at Tatopani.

We get up to Poon Hill viewpoint by passing Ghara, Sikha and Ghorepani villages. It is the best Viewpoint in the Annapurna region.

We walk through Rhododendron forest to reach Gandruk village. It is the largest village of Gurung ethnic where we experience the Gurung culture with the views of Mt. Fishtail (6993m).

The trek ends in the Nayapool. We do travel to Pokhara and Kathmandu by bus.

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Itinerary of Annapurna Circuit combined Tilicho Lake Trek.

Our company representative shows cardboard of High Camp Trekking in the Airport and helps you transfer to the Hotel. We explain to you things to do in Kathmandu.
We explain to you day by day trek schedule and packing list of trekking equipment while on the trek. We obtain Annapurna hiking passes and buy bus tickets. We take to you for a tour of world heritage site Boudhanath Stupa in the afternoon.
We go to the bus station after we had breakfast. The bus leaves Kathmandu at 7:00 AM. We pass towns, countryside, Trishuli and Marshyandi River valley to reach Besishar. After having lunch, we catch a public bus to go Nadi through the rough road. If there is clear weather, Mt. Nadi Chuli is visible from Nadi.

Meals include: breakfast, lunch, and dinner with tea/coffee.
As soon as we leave Nadi, there comes a Hydropower dam. We begin a gradual uphill through paddy fields to reach the village of Banhundanda. We take a rest a few minutes and descend to the Gurmu Sange village for lunch (opposite of waterfalls). We go to the left side of the Marshyandi River by crossing the steel bridge at Syange and follow the River to reach Jagat.

Meals include: breakfast, lunch, and dinner with tea/coffee.
We come across beautiful waterfalls to reach Chymche. We cross the steel bridge and walk through the oak forest to reach Tal Phedi. From here, 20 minutes uphill walk brings you at the gate of the picturesque village of Tal at the bank of Marshyandi River. We catch a new trekking trail to reach Karte and Dharapani from Tal. We visit the monastery of the nunnery in Dharapani.

Meals include: breakfast, lunch, and dinner with tea/coffee.
The trail is fairly easy bypassing Bagarchhap village and ‘mani mantra’ walls with pray wheels from Dharapani to Dhanaque. We head up to Timang village through Rhododendrons and Pine forest. We have a tea break with amazing views of Mt. Manaslu I (8167m) and Peak 29 from Timang village. We go to Thanchok village through Rhododendrons, fir and Pine forest and crossing the steel bridge. After an hour lunch break, we go to Chame which is the central department of Manang district and has Hot spring at the bank of Marshyangdi River.

Meals include: breakfast, lunch, and dinner with tea/coffee.
We start our journey from Chame with amazing views of Lamjung Himal and Annapurna II. We pass through richly decorated Stupa and colorful Mani walls and walk towards to the village of Bratang. We take a few minutes break and buy the fresh apples in Bratang. Then, we walk through the trail made on cliffs towards the base of Pangri Danda. We cross the bridge and the trail goes gradually uphill through pine forest with an impressive curved rock face of Pangri Danda to reach Dukur Pokhari where we have a lunch break. From here, we avoid the road and hike up to Upper Pisang where we visit an impressive monastery with a fabulous view of Annapurna II (7937m). Then, we descend to Lower Pisang where we stay for the night.

Meals include: breakfast, lunch, and dinner with tea/coffee.
We catch the high route via Gheru and Nawal village to reach Manang. We start with a steep climb up to the village of Gheru that has a viewpoint of the Annapurna massif upfront. From here, the trail goes gradually uphill to the highest elevation of the day and then descends through pine and juniper forest to reach the village of Nawal where we take lunch. There come across a Gomba (monastery) within 20 minutes after we left Nawal. From here, we descend to police check post and to the village of Mungi through juniper forest. Then, we go to Braga and visit an ancient monastery before we are heading to Manang where we spend two nights for safe acclimatization.

Meals include: breakfast, lunch, and dinner with tea/coffee.
We climb up to Phraken Gomba at the top hill to enjoy the magnificent views of the Annapurna massif with glacier and go to Gangapurna Glacier Lake. Manang has laundry service, bakeries, and coffee shops and is a wonderful place seeing around in the afternoon.

Meals include: breakfast, lunch, and dinner with tea/coffee.
We leave the busiest Manang and doing a side trip to Tilicho Lake for a couple of days. Today, we are heading to Shree Kharka via the village of Khangsar about 5 hours. Shree Kharka is a grassy land where yaks and several groups of wild blue sheep often see around it.

Meals include: breakfast, lunch, and dinner with tea/coffee.
The walk from Shree Kharka to Tilicho Base Camp leads through an interesting landscape and beautiful mountain scenery. It’s about 3 hours walk.

Meals include: breakfast, lunch, and dinner with tea/coffee.
We take breakfast early in the morning. Then, we set off uphill through zigzag trail towards to Tilicho Lake at an elevation 4919m. The Lake is surrounding by mountains include Tilicho Peak 7134m. We take pictures of the world highest - Tilicho Lake and have a cup of tea if the tea shop opens there. Then, we head down to Base Camp through the same route we hiked up.

Meals include: breakfast, lunch, and dinner with tea/coffee.
When we are returning from the Tilicho Base Camp to Shree Kharka, we follow a gently winding the trail through landslide area. From here, the trail leads toward the Upper Khangsar (ruins of old Khangsar) through juniper bushes. Again, we follow an unmarked trail which leads gradually uphill to the viewpoint of the Annapurna range and Manang valley. From here, we go downhill to the steel bridge where we have a lunch break at the teashop. Then, we head up to Yak Kharka where many yaks are grazing and sparing around.

Meals include: breakfast, lunch, and dinner with tea/coffee.
The scenic trail leads gradual uphill toward Ledar through grassy land. Chulu West peak is just towering above Ledar. From here, we head to the bridge of Jharsong Khola and follow a narrow trail across an unstable scree slope to reach Thorong Phedi where we have a tea break. The trail is steep uphill but well-marked from Phedi to Thorong High Camp at an elevation 4850. This is the highest elevation where we spend a night before the high Thorong La cross.

Meals include: breakfast, lunch, and dinner with tea/coffee.
We wake up at 4:00 AM and packing the bag and be ready for Breakfast at 4:30 AM. We leave the High Camp at 5:00 AM. We set a slow but steady pace to reach Thorong La 5416m. The trail is zigzag uphill with the scenery of Annapurna II, III, Gangapurna, Chulu West and Thorong Peak is towards Thorong La which is marked by a large amount of prayers flags, Stupa, signboard, and nearby a teashop. We all pose for pictures near the signboard and prayer flags. The pass has a magnificent panorama of Annapurna range and snow-capped peaks from Dolpo to Mustang northwards into Tibet. From Thorong La to Muktinath is a very long and sometimes steep downhill walk. We see the world’s 6th highest Mt. Dhaulagiri I (8167m), Tukuche peak and Nilgiri from Muktinath. We visit ancient monasteries and Hindu temples in Muktinath which is one of the most important sites of Nepal for both Buddhists and Hindus.

Meals include: breakfast, lunch, and dinner with tea/coffee.
We pass through the village of Purung and Jhong to reach Kagbeni. When we are descending to Kagbeni, there is a beautiful landscape around. Thorong La is on the behind of us and views of Mt. Dhaulagiri and Nilgiri are in the distance. Kagbeni is an interesting old village with an ancient monastery. We tour the old village through narrow stone-wall-lined passages, visit old monastery and photograph some interesting sculptures. Kagbeni is the gateway to Upper Mustang which we see a few parts from the end of the village.

Leaving Kagbeni, we follow Kali Gandaki valley to reach Eklebati and Jomsom. This is a windy valley where often wind and dust hit after 11:00 AM.

Jomsom is the administrative headquarter of Mustang district and it is a pretty busy town. We head to the beautiful village of Marpha which is well known for its apple garden, apple pie, and apple brandy etc.

Meals include: breakfast, lunch, and dinner with tea/coffee.
Leaving Marpha, we take a new trekking route to reach Kalopani via the village of Chokhopani to avoid the road. Today, we see the views of Mt. Dhaulagiri (8167m), Tukuche Peak, Nilgiri and Annapurna I (8091m). We walk through the Kali Gandaki valley which is well-known as the deepest gorge in the world and through pine and juniper forest to reach Kothethanti and Kalopani where we spend a night.

Meals include: breakfast, lunch, and dinner with tea/coffee.
We descend to the village of Ghasa and cross the bridge and catch the proper trekking trail bypassing several villages which avoiding the road to reach Tatopani. Here, we take a bath in the Hot spring in the late afternoon.

Meals include: breakfast, lunch, and dinner with tea/coffee.
Our journey today is mostly uphill. We leave Kali Gandaki River valley and walk uphill to Ghara and Shikha village through terraced farmland with the subtropical forest around. From here, we head up to Chitre and Ghorepani through Rhododendrons forest and mountain around. Ghorepani is colorful of Rhododendrons flowers in March/April/May.

Meals include: breakfast, lunch, and dinner with tea/coffee.
We wake up early morning and climb up stone stairs to get up popular Poon Hill viewpoint at an elevation 3210m. Sunrise on the Annapurna is a truly unforgettable experience from Poon Hill. There are 180-degree panoramic views of Dhaulagiri and Annapurna ranges including beautiful Machhapuchhare. We back to Ghorepani for breakfast and packing the bag. From here, we walk a lot of up and downhill through Rhododendrons forest to reach Gandruk village. Here, we experience the rich culture of the Gurung ethnic and magnificent views of South Annapurna, Hiuchuli and Machhapuchhare.

Meals include: breakfast, lunch, and dinner with tea/coffee.
After breakfast, we tour the old village of Gandruk, visit the museum and traditional custom center etc. Then, we descend to Nayapool through terraced farmland. Here, our trek end and we catch vehicle for traveling to Pokhara for an hour.

Meals include: breakfast, lunch, and dinner with tea/coffee.
Today, we are going back to Kathmandu. The bus leaves Pokhara at 7:30 A.M. We take breakfast and lunch on the way. While driving to Kathmandu, we see some town, countryside, Marsyangdi and Trisuli River valley. We take to your Hotel from the last bus stop.

Meals include: breakfast and lunch with tea/coffee.
Kathmandu has many interesting things to see. We can tour to Patan and Bhaktapur which culturally very interesting.

Our company representative offers to you Khata (good luck scrap) and drops you in the Kathmandu Airport in time for the flight back to home.
Trek itinerary can be changed for an interesting side trip and additional acclimatization day if needed while on the trek.

Do you have any questions about the Annapurna Circuit Trek? Or, would you like to see how it can be customized to your needs? Please DM us.

Cost & Date:

The following cost and date are for per person for online booking. If the trek departure dates do not match for you, please DM us and we will happily customize your trip on the date that you need.

Fixed departure date for Annapurna Circuit Trek for 20 days.
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5 Feb 2020Annapurna Circuit TrekTrek price $1200 per person10Open
4 Mar 2020Annapurna Circuit TrekTrek price $1200 per person10Open
11 Mar 2020Annapurna Circuit TrekTrek price $1200 per person10Open
18 Mar 2020Annapurna Circuit TrekTrek price $1200 per person10Open
25 Mar 2020Annapurna Circuit TrekTrek price $1200 per person10Open
1 Apr 2020Annapurna Circuit TrekTrek price $1200 per person10Open
8 Apr 2020Annapurna Circuit TrekTrek price $1200 per person10Open
15 Apr 2020Annapurna Circuit TrekTrek price $1200 per person10Open
22 Apr 2020Annapurna Circuit TrekTrek price $1200 per person10Open
29 Apr 2020Annapurna Circuit TrekTrek price $1200 per person10Open
6 May 2020Annapurna Circuit TrekTrek price $1200 per person10Open
13 May 2020Annapurna Circuit TrekTrek price $1200 per person10Open
20 May 2020Annapurna Circuit TrekTrek price $1200 per person10Open
27 May 2020Annapurna Circuit TrekTrek price $1200 per person10Open
3 Jun 2020Annapurna Circuit TrekTrek price $1200 per person10Open
10 Jun 2020Annapurna Circuit TrekTrek price $1200 per person10Open
17 Jun 2020Annapurna Circuit TrekTrek price $1200 per person10Open
24 Jun 2020Annapurna Circuit TrekTrek price $1200 per person10Open
1 Jul 2020Annapurna Circuit TrekTrek price $1200 per person10Open
8 Jul 2020Annapurna Circuit TrekTrek price $1200 per person10Open
15 Jul 2020Annapurna Circuit TrekTrek price $1200 per person10Open
22 Jul 2020Annapurna Circuit TrekTrek price $1200 per person10Open
29 Jul 2020Annapurna Circuit TrekTrek price $1200 per person10Open
5 Aug 2020Annapurna Circuit TrekTrek price $1200 per person10Open
12 Aug 2020Annapurna Circuit TrekTrek price $1200 per person10Open
19 Aug 2020Annapurna Circuit TrekTrek price $1200 per person10Open
29 Jul 2020Annapurna Circuit TrekTrek price $1200 per person10Open
2 Sep 2020Annapurna Circuit TrekTrek price $1200 per person10Open
9 Sep 2020Annapurna Circuit TrekTrek price $1200 per person10Open
16 Sep 2020Annapurna Circuit TrekTrek price $1200 per person10Open
23 Sep 2020Annapurna Circuit TrekTrek price $1200 per person10Open
30 Sep 2020Annapurna Circuit TrekTrek price $1200 per person10Open
7 Oct 2020Annapurna Circuit TrekTrek price $1200 per person10Open
14 Oct 2020Annapurna Circuit TrekTrek price $1200 per person10Open
21 Oct 2020Annapurna Circuit TrekTrek price $1200 per person10Open
28 Oct 2020Annapurna Circuit TrekTrek price $1200 per person10Open
4 Nov 2020Annapurna Circuit TrekTrek price $1200 per person10Open
11 Nov 2020Annapurna Circuit TrekTrek price $1200 per person10Open
18 Nov 2020Annapurna Circuit TrekTrek price $1200 per person10Open
25 Nov 2020Annapurna Circuit TrekTrek price $1200 per person10Open
2 Dec 2020Annapurna Circuit TrekTrek price $1200 per person10Open
9 Dec 2020Annapurna Circuit TrekTrek price $1200 per person10Open
16 Dec 2020Annapurna Circuit TrekTrek price $1200 per person10Open
23 Dec 2020Annapurna Circuit TrekTrek price $1200 per person10Open
30 Dec 2020Annapurna Circuit TrekTrek price $1200 per person10Open
Cost includes:
  • International Airport pick up and departure.
  • Two nights accommodation (standard twin beds room with breakfast at 2** Hotel) in Kathmandu.
  • Annapurna Conservation hiking passes.
  • Trekkers Information Management System (TIMS) cards.
  • Kathmandu to Besishar Micro bus tickets and Besishar to Nadi public bus tickets.
  • Teahouse meals for clients: 20 breakfasts, 20 luches and 19 dinners with tea/coffee. Meals can be secelected from menu and will have plenty three times meals.
  • Accommodation (twin bed room) at teahouse/lodge while on the trek.
  • Nepali staffs: an experinced guide and necessary porters.
  • Meals and daily salary for guide and porters.
  • Insurance of guide and porters.
Cost does not include:
  • Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu.
  • Personal trekking equipment of clients.
  • Mineral/bottle water, Fanta, Sprite, Coke, Beer, Biscuits, fresh fruits, can fruits and whiskey etc.
  • Personal Insurance of clients (medical and emergency Helicopter rescue evacuation covered).
  • Expences of personal nature: hot showers, laundry, donations, battery charge, telephone and email/Internet etc.
  • Private bathroom while on the trek. If the clients prefer private bathroom, there have to pay difference between common and private bathroom.
  • Horse/Yak renting while on the trek.
  • Sightseeing in Kathmandu, Patan and Bhaktapur etc. Note:- tour guide and transpotration can be arranged on client's request.
  • International flight tickets and Nepal Tourist visa (you can obtain Nepal Tourist visa upon arrival in Kathmandu Airport).

More info for extra cost:

Please read carefully cost includes and does not include above. All the meals are included with tea/coffee while on the trek. We do not include drinking water or boil water which you can buy at teahouse; this is $1 to 3 per liter. You can take water purified tablets or Seripen for a cheaper solution. Wi-Fi, battery charge and hot showers are not included. Wi-Fi is S1 to 3. Battery charge is $1 to 3 per hour per device (you can take power bank for a cheaper solution). The gas shower is USD3 to 5 per head.

We do insure for trekking staffs and provide warm enough equipment. We do our best for your safety. Although we suggest you buy comprehensive travel Insurance that can cover flight cancellation, medical treatment, and Helicopter rescue emergency evacuation. Please buy the policy that can cover for trekking activity up to 5550m for the days you will actually be trekking.

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Trekking gears packing list for Annapurna Circuit Trek:
  • Comfortable trekking boot. Four pairs of socks. Sandals.
  • A down jacket, fleece jacket, three T-shirts, two trekking trousers, two drip-dry T-shirts, one long underwear, a woolen/fleece hat, glove, water/windproof jacket and trouser, Sunglass, lip balm, Sun scream (50+), Sun hat, a light scarf, soap/shampoo and trekking towel etc.
  • Sleeping bag (-20 degree centigrade) with hood.
  • Water purifier tablets, 2L water bottle, hiking poles, medical kit and torch light with spare batteries etc.
  • A few interesting books and a pack of cards.
  • Snow gaiters and micro-spikes for the winter trip.
  • Plastic bag for waste and toilet papers.
  • A padlock.
  • A day bag (25 to 35L) or rucksack large enough (65 to 75L) size.

Note:- We have a down jacket and sleeping bag renting facilities for our clients. It is the cost per day USD1 per sleeping bag and down jacket.

The following are the reasons for trip booking with us.
  • We are registered on Department of Nepal Tourism and have authority to operate trek and climb in the Himalayas of Nepal. We are the Taxpayer to Nepal Govt. We are healthy and up to date a local trekking agency based in Kathmandu.
  • You can book the trip on the minimal advance in money and can pay the balance rest of the trip amount upon arrival in Kathmandu.

    Pay method:

    Please read carefully the terms and condition to book a package trip. One you agreed with term and condition; payment is an unavoidable part of the agreement. The following are different methods of trip booking advance payments for your convince.

    1) American Dollar Account:

    Name of the Bank:- Everest Bank Limited, Thamel Branch.
    Name of Account Holder's:- High Camp Trekking Pvt. Ltd.
    Account No:- 03500105200138
    Swift code No:- EVBLNPKA.

    2) If you like to transfer the deposit by Western Union, MoneyGram, and IME, you can use our company owner/manager name:- Norsang Lama.

    Note:- please pay any amount charged to you by the Bank or Western Union, MoneyGram or IME for transferring the booking advance in money to us.
  • Once you booked the trip with us, trip departure is guaranteed. In case you want to postpone trip departure date, do not need to pay an extra fee. We never let you down after we received payment. We do hard work for every single dollar.
  • We organize group joining basis trip. Our package is with all-inclusive prices (no hidden cost). We customize the trip itinerary based on your interesting side trip, holiday's length and activities as you need. Lets us know your holiday's length.
  • Our experienced, trained and professional guide takes good care of the clients. Our guide never tired of your questions about plants, people, and animals and, of course, the mountains. You can feel the difference between having a great trekking guide through our agency.
  • We response every email/inquiry in less than 24 hours. You can call us anytime at +977-9841876395 (24 hours support team).

Note:- There are more similar to our name of other agencies. Please remember that we are High Camp Trekking.

To: Potential Climbers and Trekkers.

Rich Henke
California, USA
2018-08-16 16:02:55
rich@adventureplus.org

This letter serves as a high recommendation for Chheduk Man Lama. Not only was he the Sirdar (lead Sherpa) for our American team’s successful 1994 climb of Dhaulagiri, but has also supported me as Sirdar for Nepal treks for over 12 years. Some of the particulars are described below:

Most recently, Chheduk Man was our Sirdar for approach to Dhaulagiri base camp and managed our base camp while we climbed the mountain. Dhaulagiri is the 6th highest mountain in the world. As always, Chheduk Man did an excellent job. He was responsible for transporting our 3,000 pounds of gear from Kathmandu to base camp and back again. He also dealt effectively with the complex issues that arose in hiring porters over the holidays as often can happen in Nepal. Everything in base camp ran smoothly and efficiently.

I have worked with Chheduk Man since 1983. He has been my Sirdar for 5 full service treks ranging from 19 to 25 days in addition to the climb described above. He has many contacts and is able to build an excellent crew.

The areas we trekked in were as follows:

Fall 1983 Kanchenjanga Region.
Fall 1988 Jugal Himal
Fall 1989 Rolwallling
Spring 1990 Langtang
Fall 1991 Makalu Base Camp
Fall 1994 South of Dhaulagiri

Additionally, I have referred many people to Chheduk Man. They have all returned very pleased with the service he has provided them. Chheduk Man is not only an efficient and resourceful leader, but is a warm and special individual who is cared about by and has been befriended by most of the people on the treks over the years.

I would recommend Chheduk man without reservation. Please contact me on the following address if you need more information.

Annapurna Circuit (Jomsom to Besishar) for 9 days.

Carrie and Francisco Aldon
London, UK
2018-08-17 09:31:15
caroline.hattan@hotmail.co.uk

Having found Norsang’s email on the internet, we asked him for assistance in organizing our Annapurna Circuit Trip. As we were on a tight schedule we asked whether he could put together a more unorthodox circuit from Jomsom to Besishar – effectively doing it the wrong way! Norsang confirmed that we would be able to handle the steep ascent and we completed the 140km over 9 magical days in August 2007.

Over and above providing us with a tailor-made trek, Norsang proved to be invaluable in co-ordinating most of our time in Nepal, including sightseeing around Kathmandu and our trip to Chitwan National Park. For anyone wanting to find a guide intent on fulfilling your wants and needs, I would definitely recommend you hire Norsang as your guide.

We had an amazing time and it will be etched into our memories.

Thanks Norsang!

Reference for Norsang Lama, Trekking Guide, Nepal.

Ruth McIntosh
Whakatane, New Zeala
+64073084254
2018-08-17 10:47:08
jrdksmci@xtra.co.nz

Norsang was our guide on a trekking holidays in Khumbu (Everest Region), Nepal for 17 days from 6 October to 22 October 2007. I was part of a small group of 3 people from New Zealand.

I would highly recommend Norsang to anyone considering a trekking adventure in Nepal. We found him to be a very competent, friendly young man who took his responsibilities for client welfare seriously, making sure we acclimatized to the altitude safely.

With Norsang we were able to plan our itinerary and cover all the attractions we wished to visit in the Everest region, including Thame, Gokyo Ri 5357m, Cho La Pass 5368m, Everest Base Camp 5364m, Kala Pattar 5545m. A flexible itinerary allowed us to make up a day so we were also able to trek up the beautiful valley Chhukung, climb Chukung Ri 5550m and trek to Island Peak Base Camp. Norsang speaks English well. He has a wide knowledge of the mountains and the culture of the Sherpa people and always willing to answer our many questions. I noticed that he was held in high regard by the Lodge managers, whom he knew well and he always planned ahead to ensure we had accommodation.

Norsang employed two porters (Pasang and Karma Sherpa) for us, two men he uses regularly that he knew to be reliable. He ensured his porters were well accommodated.

Please contact me if you wish to discuss Norsang’s suitability to guide your trip or to find out more about our trek.

Annapurna Base Camp Trek

Barbara Repcen
Boronia, Victoria, Australia
2018-08-17 11:39:35
barbrepcen@hotmail.com

We had the pleasure of having Norsang as our guide during our recent trek to Annapurna Base Camp (ABC) in March 2008; there were 6 of us (Barb Repcen, Heather Steen, Melanie, Nikki, Jeanette Waters and Christopher Hurren) in the group. Having a guide and being part of a larger group was ideal; we were able to change the route to suit requests.

Norsang was very professional, organized and throughout the trek, every day ran smoothly. Norsang was very tuned into our needs and any limitations we had. He is very personable and has a very cheersfull personality. Norsang and the porters had a vast knowledge of the trekking route and the mountains and they were very willing to share it. When we returned to Pokhara and Kathmandu Norsang continued to guide us around the tourist areas and shared his love of Nepal with us. We got to see a lot more of the culture and sights of Nepal than we would have been able to see if we were on our own. Really with Norsang nothing is too much trouble he is really a very genuine and like bale guy. Some of us intend to return to Nepal and do another trek with Norsang we all look forward to seeing him again.

I am happy for anyone to contact me if they need a reference for Norsang on addresses:

This guy made my trek.

Ross Anderson
USA
2018-08-17 12:33:08
rpanderson@gmail.com

Hi everyone,

I recently hiked the Annapurna Circuit with a great guide, Norsang Lama. I was a solo traveler, and it was because of him that my trip was so incredible. He was extremely friendly with both me and the locals, many of whom he knew already, his memory was like an almanac, and he treated me like a king –he made sure I would get my tea first! His English is great, he’s very professional at what he does, and he puts YOU first.

Recommendation of Norsang Lama from French visitors …

Jérôme Le Bidois
Paris, France
01 45 38 66 94
2018-08-17 12:43:18
jerome.le-bidois@wanadoo.fr

Nous avons fait deux treks organisés par Norsang Lama, le premier au Kangchenjunga en 2003 et le second au Dolpo en 2009.

Norsang est un guide très fiable que je recommande vivement. Il ne parle pas français mais communique très facilement en anglais ; il est sympathique, organisé, discret, attentif aux besoins des personnes qu’il accompagne.

Il adaptera l’itinéraire à vos envies particulières, il organise des camps en tente aussi bien qu’en lodge. Il saura vous faire découvrir des régions peu visitées, mais également les grands treks classiques. Il s’occupe des éventuelles réservations des vols intérieurs. Ses devis sont précis et ses tarifs très intéressants.

Si vous souhaitez des informations le concernant, vous pouvez me contacter par mail :

Norsang and the porter he uses (Karma) were fantastic…

Stephen Senior
London, UK
2018-08-17 15:58:47
stephenp.senior@btinternet.com

I also used Norsang for my trek this March 2010. This was the first time I had used a guide or even been to Nepal and I must admit I was nervous about handing over a pile of cash to some total stranger! But, both Norsang and the porter he uses (Karma) were fantastic… they took care of all my needs, they are especially friendly and taught me a lot about the local culture – even how to play some of the various card games they all played.

We completed Gokyo Ri, Cho La Pass, Kalapattar and EBC. This was a difficult trek for me as four days before flying out to Kathmandu I was back in hospital with a knee problem having injections etc – I couldn’t even walk around the local park at that stage. They created a bespoke itinerary to take account of his and showed great patience with me and we had many laughs together.

They made the trek possible and ensured I had a fantastic time. Again a big thanks to them both. Norsang, His brother and father run a typical small but high quality business together.

If anyone requires any more information then feel free to send me a DM.

We found our guide, Norsang Lama, on Internet.

Clément Morin
Paris, France
2018-08-17 16:48:14
nemesisnet@hotmail.com

Hi everyone also,

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!

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!

PS: Here is the video of our trek:

Enjoy!

Langtang – Gosainkunda Lake – Helambu Trek for 12 days.

Eric Joly
France
0247508058
2018-08-17 16:25:51
jolyer@wanadoo.fr

We appreciated very much the Langtang – Gosainkunda Lake – Helambu Trek for 12 days with Norsang Lama and his team at High Camp Trekking. You have organized for us during our holidays in Nepal, end of October 2010. It gave us fantastic opportunities to see the Mt. Langtang Lirung (7234m) and to visit the Gosainkunda Lakes region. Then, we were able to walk down to Kathmandu, with very scenic views of the Helambu area.

Our group included 3 ladies and 6 gentlemen, all French citizens, between 30 and 60+ years of age. The way you had organized this trek was very professional: adequate balance between walking times and rest times, good selection of nice places to enjoy tea breaks, lunch and night accommodations, etc… In all circumstances, you always provided good advices and high altitude safety concern. Furthermore your team (5 porters) did a great job in supporting us during the trek. You were taken good care of us upon our arrival in Nepal and during our whole stay in Kathmandu.

If we have the chance to come back to beautiful Nepal for another trek, we will for sure get in touch with you and your team to help us organizing it.

I had a wonderful time trekking to EBC in February 2011.

David Ford
London, UK
2018-08-17 17:00:57
fdave123@btinternet.com

On my first visit to Nepal I had a wonderful time trekking to EBC in February, at the end of the winter season. I had little trekking experience and Norsang helped ensure that I was well prepared and guided me every step of the way. Right from being picked up from the Airport Norsang organized everything around my requirements and I was able to focus on just enjoying the experience. After the trek he took me on fascinating sightseeing tours around Kathmandu. Norsang not only knows the Everest region but all around Nepal and I highly recommend Norsang as a guide to anybody visiting or trekking in Nepal.

Norsang Lama email is trek.guide@gmail.com he is licensed by the country of Nepal and has been a trekking guide over 10 years.


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