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An incredible trip to Annapurna Base Camp

Neil Jones
UK
October 25, 2015
neiljones78@gmail.com

Richard, Alison and I did the Annapurna Sanctuary trek with High Camp Trekking in Sep/Oct 2015. We had an incredible time and we wouldn’t hesitate to recommend them to anyone. I had already received a few quotes from other companies when a friend of mine, Imogen, recommended Norsang to me. I contacted him about with our itinerary and he replied very quickly with a quote and some helpful suggestions for our plans. I originally asked for a ‘guide only’ quote to save on our budget, which Norsang provided. He also gave us a very reasonable quote for a package, including all our transport, food and accommodation once on the trek. I am really glad he did, because that is what we did and it worked out brilliantly. The transport was hassle-free and comfortable (Sanjay, our guide, even escorted us from the hotel to our bus), Sanjay always chose the lodges with the best views, we were free to choose what we liked from the menus, and not having the stress of negotiating prices at the end of each day’s trekking was a relief. Sanjay, Norsang’s brother, was a great guide. A really nice guy who was able to tell us all about the villages we passed through. He somehow managed to anticipate all our needs before we had even thought of them! He ensured the we were really well looked after, happy and comfortable throughout the whole trek. After we had spent an extra couple of days in Pokhara, Sanjay even met us off the bus back in Kathmandu and escorted us to our hotel. Our two porters, Maila and Rajendra, alos family members, were also really nice – and very strong! The trek itself was stunning. A beautiful contrast between the jungle paths and traditional Gurung villages and the towering snow-capped peaks of the Annapurna range. The highlight was reaching the Annapurna Base Camp, alongside a huge glacier and being surrounded by incredible peaks all around. A truly unforgettable experience.

Annapurna Circuit in late February (winter) 2015

James Han
Sydney, Australia
March 14, 2015
jamesqiuhang@gmail.com

Late February 2015, Annapurna Circuit if you are looking for a trustworthy, experienced and friendly guide who will put your interests first, then you need look no further than Norsang and his company. He is a very organized guide (and manager) who has a comprehensive knowledge of the area and can adapt quickly when things don’t go according to plan. I found Norsang online after scouring many forums trying to find an independent guide with great reviews. As I’m sure you’re aware, it’s often difficult to find outstanding service that is also affordable. Our decision to go with Norsang proved to be worth every cent. We wanted to visit Tilicho Lake as well as cross Thorong La Pass despite being on a tight schedule. While some other companies said that this wouldn’t be possible, Norsang was very understanding and explained to us that it would depend on the weather conditions during the trek. He provided a very clear itinerary that showed us exactly what was or wasn’t included and let us tweak it was much as we needed. When we arrived in Kathmandu, everything was pre-arranged and the trek went as planned. Unfortunately, half way to Thorung La pass, Norsang contacted the Tilicho base camp teahouse owner and informed us that not only was the teahouse closed, the path to Tilicho Lake was too icy to cross as a result of recent snowstorms, which meant our original itinerary would be cut down by 4 days. However, he quickly provided an alternative itinerary that fit into our time frame with no hassle. The next day started with heavy snowfalls that trapped everyone in Manang, where were staying. While many other trekkers ended up staying for the night, Norsang led us to the next destination as soon as the snowfalls become light enough to safely trek in , in order to keep on schedule. This proved to be a crucial decision because as soon as we crossed Thorung La pass 2 days later, heavy snow-storms swept the area, making the crossing impossible. It was our first ever trek as well as our first time tin Nepal and we learned a lot about Nepal’s culture, flora and funa from Norsang. Our porters Siam and Maila were also great and we all had a great time playing a Nepalese card game the taught us. Despite all our theoretical knowledge gained from our prior research, little did we know just how challenging it would be to do the circuit in winter, and i can say for sure that we would not have made it without Norsang’s services. I highly recommend High Camp Trekking to anyone who is thinking about trekking in Nepal and we will definitely use their services again next time we go back.

Everest Base Camp Trek with High Camp Trekking

Maure & Larry Scholl
USA
Ph:- 314-591-9907
December 5, 2014
Dr_Scholl@msn.com

We completed the Everest Base Camp Trek with High Camp Trekking in November 2014 and were very impressed with the service they provided. We were part of a larger group with slightly different plans but were able to intersect. Norsang and his brother (Sanjay) me with us to provide an extensive overview of the trek. Norsang was also able to spend the day with us in Kathmandu and was an excellent tour guide. Everything was laid out clearly including price, itinerary, inclusions and exclusions and the different options available to us with the time we had. They were very flexible with our dates and constructing and itinerary that would suit our schedule. Sanjay, his brother, was our guide up until the point that we met up with our friends in Tengboche to attend a festival. When the rest of our group was unable to proceed to base camp, Sanjay led us up to the goal. He was absolutely amazing! He was engaging, knowledgeable and nothing was too much trouble. I feel like we all became great friends! He was flexible with the difficulty levels; some days we would be setting a great pace and others we were slower and it was no issue. Sanjay, Norsang and their family which really topped off an amazing adventure, I have no hesitation in recommending High Camp Trekking for your adventure in Nepal. Without a doubt, we are already planning our return for another adventure. I can’t say enough good things about this team of people.

No hassle with High Camp Trekking

Robyn Halbert
Melbourne, Australia
Ph:- 0467888015
November 9, 2014
robyn_hood83@yahoo.com.au

We did complete the Annapurna Base Camp (ABC) with High Camp Trekking in October 2014 and were very impressed with the service they provided. We initially got in touch with Norsang via email and everything was laid out clearly including price, itinerary, inclusions and exclusions and the different options available to us with the time we had. He was very flexible with dates and constructing and itinerary that would suit our schedule. We had initially booked for Everest Base Camp – but we only had limited days and knew that if we couldn’t fly in on day 1 or 2 that it wouldn’t be possible to complete it in the time we had available. Unfortunately we had bad weather and couldn’t fly into Lukla- so last minute the itinerary was changed to go to ABC – with no hassle at all. We completed the trek with his brother Sanjay- who was absolutely amazing! Nothing was too much trouble and he was very easy to get along with. Some days we would be setting a great pace and others we were slower and it was no issue. Even with the last minute change of plans he was able to get us accommodation every night including up at Base Camp- despite it being a very busy time of year. Our porter- Wongju was also lovely. He enjoyed a game of Uno at night with us and was always a friendly face. After our trip we were lucky enough to have a home cooked meal with Sanjay, Norsang and their family which really topped off an amazing adventure, I have no hesitation in recommending High Camp trekking for your adventure in Nepal and would be happy to answer any questions people may have regarding the company. Thanks again! Hope to see you on another adventure soon!

Excellent and safe trekking experience

Patricia Neo
Singapore
June 23, 2014
patricia.neo@gmail.com

It was our 2nd trekking experince with High Camp Trekking Company and Norsang Lama was our trekking guide for both treks. We went on Poon Hill Trek in May 2013 and returned on year later (May 2014) for EBC. During out first enquiry on Poon Hill trek, High Camp Trekking was the first trekking company to respond and the replies were all very prompt and informative. Norsang has been a wonderful guide for both treks. He can answer all questions, from mountains, to birds, flowers, and many more. He is very patient and helpful to bring us around to get our trekking equipment and ensure we have the necessary and proper equipment. During our EBC trek, he will ask how we were feeling, to identify if we were suffering altitude illness. He even take note the day we started on Diamox and inform us when to stop. He ensures that we have sufficient rest and food and water intake. Both trips could not be any safer and enjoyable without Norsang. We highly recommend Hgih Camp Trekking Company. we will definitely trek with High Camp Trekking for our 3rd trip!

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