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Annapurna Base Camp Trek

ABC Trek
Barbara Repcen
Boronia, Victoria, Australia
April 10, 2008

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:

Reference for Norsang Lama, Trekking Guide, Nepal.

South Base Camp of Everest
Ruth McIntosh
Whakatane, New Zeala
December 10, 2007

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 Circuit (Jomsom to Besishar) for 9 days.

Annapurna Trek
Carrie and Francisco Aldon
London, UK
November 5, 2007

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!

To: Potential Climbers and Trekkers.

Dhaulagiri Expedition
Rich Henke
California, USA
May 3, 1995

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.

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