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Experience of a lifetime with Three High Pass Trekking!

Marta Vallina
Barcelona
October 15, 2019
marta.vallina@hotmail.com

This September we completed the Three Passes Trek with the guide Norsang from High Camp Trekking. We are two friends of twentysomething years old who absolutely loved the adventure and would definitely repeat the experience in a few years time, even though the trek was strenuous.

Norsang was a perfect guide, he not only provided us with expert guidance of the trek, altitude advice and acclimatisation training, but he also took good care of us during the trekking hours and after at the teahouses. His professionalism and knowledge made the journey fautless and enriched our experience. Norsang was always willing to answer all of our questions about the culture, religion, politics, flora, fauna, trekkings, mountains of the area, and so on. He also was our personal photographer, taking really great shots!!

Through the trek he did a great job setting a comfortable pace that allowed us to complete the trek perfectly. We always felt extremely safe and we enjoyed being able to stop and rest when needed. He watched us and gave us advice of how to get downhill when the terrain was a bit slippery or icy. During the acclimatisation days, following Norsang planning, instead of stopping at low altitudes, as other people did, we trekked to higher elevations which really helped us to be successful and not to have any symptoms of altitude sickness at all.

Were if not for Norsang guidance, we wouldn’t have been able to complete the trek due to the challenging and toughness of passes and the difficulty of finding the Three Pass path. We also had a flight cancellation the first day we attempted to fly to Lukla and Norsang arranged everything for the next day. The teahouses were we stayed and that were chosen by Norsang were great and comfortable. Trekking with High Camp Trekking allowed us to enjoy ourselves and not to worry about logistics during the whole trek.

Finally, the communication with Norsang before the trek was prompt and thorough. He sent us lots of useful information before the trip. He speaks in fluent English with a clear accent, which allowed us to communicate and establish a friendly relationship.

If you have any questions about our experience, please do not hesitate to contact us. If you are considering a trek in Nepal, we highly recommend Norsang and High Camp Trekking!

Amazing experience with Norsang on the Everest Base Camp Trek!

Heike Wilson
July 19, 2019
hg3289@gmail.com

This review will not be able to do our experience justice – we had such an incredible time and Norsang and the team at High Camp Trekking deserve all the credit!

From the minute I began researching various companies, Norsang’s prompt and thorough communication stood out above the rest. Norsang easily answered all my questions and was very thorough in the planning, pricing, and details of the trek. Norsang helped us feel prepared and ready to head to Nepal. Our family has not done much trekking so Norsang’s planning and communication made us feel much better about doing such a long trek!

Once we arrived in Nepal, Norsang went above and beyond throughout our entire time with him! He provided wonderful and thorough briefings before the trek and each night during the trek. He answered our questions about the various ethnic groups in Nepal, Nepalese culture, and climbing/trekking. We learned so much about the region and the cultures and it made the experience so much richer!

During the trek, we had acclimatization days where we did hikes to “trek high sleep low.” We often saw other groups stopping and we continued up to higher elevations on these treks. It was so helpful and I think Norsang’s planning in this really helped us to be successful and not have symptoms of altitude sickness as we ascended. On the Namche acclimatization day, we were lucky enough to visit some local villages and it was such an interesting experience.

Our group consisted of 5 people (ages 21-56) with varying ability levels and Norsang did a great job allowing us to go at different paces but still be together. Having Bire as an assistant guide was very helpful in this aspect! Norsang helped us and was careful to watch us on some of the downhills as it can get a bit slippery with the dust. We always felt extremely safe and taken care of during the trek. We also enjoyed that we were able to stop and rest (or have a snack!) as needed or take extra photos. We never felt rushed at all!

Norsang and his team took such good care of us at the teahouses (always serving us, making sure the food/drinks were okay, meeting any needs we had). Norsang and his team (assistant guide Bire and two porters) were extremely polite and considerate. They were also very friendly and we felt so lucky to have Norsang and his team! We felt like we were really able to get to know them and it definitely enriched our experience during the trek.

In addition to the wonderful service provided by Norsang and his team, the trek itself was wonderful! The scenery is unbelievable and continually amazed us! We went in late May early June and had maybe two days of rain or sprinkling in the afternoon but otherwise we had great weather!

If you have any questions about our experience, please do not hesitate to reach out. We LOVED our time with Norsang and High Camp Trekking and if we ever get the opportunity to visit Nepal in the future, we will definitely plan another trek with them!

EBC success! Norsang starts as your guide and ends as your friend!

Marti Gutwein
USA
June 11, 2019
martigutwein@gmail.com

We just returned from a 12 day trek to Everest Base Camp with Norsang Lama from High Camp Trekking. We had an incredible experience and I highly recommend Norsang and High Camp Trekking. Norsang is careful with the planning and scheduling so that you have time and treks to acclimate to the the altitude, which is very important if you want to be successful and reach EBC. We joked about all the things that Norsang did for us to make our trip a success and incredible once-in-a-lifetime experience, and started making a list.
Not only was he a competent guide, but also served as:
– Teacher
– Server/waiter
– Psychologist
– Lab Tech – checking our blood oxygen levels
– Cheerleader
– Photographer
– Comedian
– Mentor
– Businessman / Manager
– Climber
– Nutritionist
– Naturalist
– Stove Tender
Norsang, and his assistant guide/porter, went out of their way to serve us, always looking out for our needs and our best interests. They are men of integrity and strength. The trip was well organized and communication was prompt and thorough. If you are considering a trek in Nepal, I highly recommend Norsang and High Camp Trekking!

Annapurna Circuit – highly recommend!

Kate Magoon
Canada
November 27, 2018
kate.magoon@gmail.com

We just finished a 16 day trek of the Annapurna Circuit with Norsang as our guide and Bijay as our porter. We had such a great time and would highly recommend them both, as well as High Camp Trekking. Norsang was extremely professional and knowledgeable about all aspects of the trek as well as cultural information about Nepali life and religion, we learned SO much from him! We were always very well taken care of and felt we were very well prepared by Norsang for the trek and also the altitude. We didn’t experience any altitude sickness and I would attribute much of this to Norsang’s knowledge and care. For all these reasons we were very happy we decided to go with a guide and porter, it was so worth it and I don’t think we would have enjoyed or been half as prepared on our own. We are highly recommending High Camp Trekking to all our friends!

Mohare Danda + Kopra Ridge + Mardi Himal Trek, Amazing!

Mercè Padrisa
Barcelona
November 18, 2018
mpadrisa@xtec.cat

My husband and I did the Mohare Danda + Kopra Ridge + Mardi Himal Trek during 15 days (October 2018) with Sandem Tamang (guide) and Biren Tamang (porter). It was an amazing experience: the relationship with them was very close and kind, they are very charming. In a few days, we were almost friends. This trek was perfect for us because of the integration with nature (very diverse) with very few people (tourists). So it was the perfect combination to enjoy very nice views from the Dhaulagiri, Annapurna, etc. and it wasn’t too physically difficult (the highest point was 4600m).

Without any doubt, an experience to repeat!


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