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Annapurna Circuit

Thorong La viewpoint
Scott Bretherton
October 14, 2019

We just completed a 12 day Annapurna Circuit Trek with Norsang and the team from High Camp Trekking. We Are a family of 6 including three teenagers and we all absolutely loved the adventure and would highly recommend Norsang’s team to anyone including our closest friends.

Norsang always had our safety front of mind and provided expert guidance on altitude training and acclimatisation. We always felt we were in safe hands.
Norsang’s professionalism, knowledge of the area and local culture is second to none and he was always able to answer every question asked. Nothing was ever a bother or a hassle with Norsang.

His communication and advice in the planning of the trek could not have been better and everything went perfectly to plan. He was able to tailor the trek exactly to our needs and to suit the time we had available.

Norsang and his team also had a great sense of humour and we all had a lot of laughs and great times along the way. I do not believe you could find a better trekking company than Norsang and his team and would highly recommend them for your next trek in Nepal!!

Amazing experience with Norsang on the Everest Base Camp Trek!

Trekking group
Heike Wilson
July 19, 2019

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
June 11, 2019

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!

Great experience!

Paul at Poon Hill
Paul Martin
Toronto, Canada
December 2, 2018

I had a great experience with Samden and Birendra on the ABC trek. These guys are great guys, friendly, humble, honest, and very polite. I have traveled though out the world quite a bit and was a bit skeptical of the whole ” tour/guide ” thing, not sure what to expect. But I had a great tie with these guys, they looked out for me, were social, yet gave me space and went at my own pace. I would recommend them to anyone without a doubt.

Thanks again

Annapurna Circuit – highly recommend!

Views from Manang
Kate Magoon
November 27, 2018

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!

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