My daughter and I had the pleasure of trekking the Annapurna Circuit in July 2018 for 14 days with Norsang as our guide and Sundep as our porter. We experienced amazing professionalism and attention to our welfare by the High camp team. The trek was taylor made for us and included a side trip to Tilicho Lake. We did not experience any issues with altitude as we were thoroughly prepared by Norsang on the trek. His knowledge and communication skills were excellent. I have no hesitation in recommending High Camp Trekking in every respect.
We have just completed the Annapurna Circuit trek, hiking for 18 days (21 if you include the days either side in Kathmandu) with Norsang Lama (guide) and Milan Tamang (porter) through his company High Camp Trekking. We could not recommend Norsang and Milan highly enough. Norsang was very easy to communicate with via email and quick with responses to our questions – and attention that lasted throughout the whole trek. His knowledge of the surrounding areas is extensive and he never grew tired of our questions about plants, people, animals and, of course, the mountains. At every stop our needs were taken care of first and we always felt very well looked after and safe. When trekking through precarious paths we were reassured and guided with a gentle “Bistari Bistrari” (Slowly, slowly) – this was especially helpful over some of the tricky and rough terrain that we covered. Neither of us were sick on the journey and the attention to prepare for the high altitudes was excellent. Both Norsang and Milan are honest, warm and hard working people. Although we met people doing the walk themselves, we feel whey were missing out on so much important information and details about the culture and places that you cannot find in a travel book. It also allowed us to enjoy ourselves and not worry about logistics, as well as employing locals who know the area. We highly recommend Norsang and High Camp Trekking and look forward to our next adventure with them.
My fiancée and I had the trip of a lifetime in Nepal with Norsang Lama as our guide and Prakash as our porter in the beginning of February 2018. We had been traveling around Southeast Asia and knew we wanted to come and do a trek in Nepal, but I wasn’t sure where to start. I started doing an insane amount of research, sending lots of emails, and I found High Camp Trekking. SO GLAD I DID! Norsang responded to my email right away with a great price, great itinerary, and clearly a lot of knowledge. I was nervous about actually booking a trip, but he made it easy to take the plunge! He sent us the itinerary, costs, list of equipment that we would need, and ways for us to get in shape for the trek. I felt very secure and confident going into it because he made me feel like I could do it, even with little trekking experience. We did the Pikey Peak Cultural trek, which was 7 days (9 days including transportation) and it was perfect for my skill level (actually quite a bit challenging for me!). The peak is at 4067m so the altitude affected me a tad, but Norsang was there to help guide us and keep us feeling healthy and safe. We even got to see Everest which was definitely a highlight!! Before we started trekking, he got us situated in the hotel, went over all the details, and he even took us to the monkey temple to teach us about Buddhism and other aspects of Nepalese culture (which he did throughout the trek as well). Also, when we got back to Kathmandu, he brought us to his home for lunch which was a perfect and generous way to end the trip. His encouragement and patience throughout the whole process was amazing and I would recommend him to anyone! My fiancée and I plan on coming back and doing another trek with him someday! Thank you for everything!
I am a terrible review writer so this will be short and sweet.
I Decided on a solo trip to Nepal during monsoon sesaon to do the Annapurna Circuit. Norsang and Samden from High Camp Trekking are the most wonderful and accommodating people i could have hoped to trek with.
Their knowledge, empathy, safety considerations and willingness to understand the trekkers needs is second to none.
If I could rate them 100 stars I would.
I will be returning to trek them again hopefully sooner rather than later.
Thank you Norsang and Samden and hope to see you soon!
We had a wonderful time in Nepal with Norsang Lama as a guide and Biren as a porter in the first week of November 2017. Initially we were supposed to go to Everest side and because of bad weather conditions we couldn’t fly to Lukla. Since our timing was tight, he offered to do an alternative trek in the Annapurna: Mardi Himal. He organized everything in few hours and we were able to depart to Pokhara the day after. During all the trek, Norsang made sure that we had a room in all the tea house, adjusted the pace to ours, took care of us and shared his 20 years experience of the mountain and his knowledge of Nepal with us. We particularly appreciated that he adjusted the program on the spot. Since we could finish a bit earlier the Mardi Himal trek, he added additional stay and visit in Pokhara : we could enjoy the stunning panoramic view from the uphill Stupa! So if you want to have an amazing experience in the Nepal mountains, do not hesitate to contact Norsang.
We kindly request you read first-hand reviews from our clients before you book the trip with us and compare the price of High Camp Trekking to other companies in Nepal. We always do our best to the clients.