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!