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The Annapurna Circuit plus Base Camp for 20 days.

Imogen BoSmith
Lodon, UK
+447984537123
February 1, 2012
imogenbosmith@gmail.com

My boyfriend and I also use this guide whilst we were out in Nepal – we were recommended by a friend who used him when she did Everest Base Camp. We decided to do the Annapurna Circuit plus Base Camp.

We met with Norsang in Thamel when we arrived in Nepal and we told him what we wanted to do and how much time we had etc. He told us about a few trips that were possible and we eventually came up with this one.

It was the most amazing trip and wouldn’t have been the same without him and Ngema our porter (Norsang’s nephew).

We spent 20 days trekking in November 2011 and Norsang was able to answer all of our questions from the birds to the trees to the mountains and religion. It was a very cultural trek with so much history.

Some people say that it is possible to do the trek without a guide, which may be true but you miss so much when you are on your own and we learnt such a lot from Norsang which meant that we understood so much more of Nepal when we visited different areas.

We paid all of our money to him up front, which we were dubious about at the start as we didn’t know him but I wouldn’t say that this was a problem at all.

He made sure we were happy and safe and had full bellies at all times and made sure that we knew everything about altitude sickness which we didn’t get in the end thanks to his slower pace higher up and acclimatization walks. We also took Diamox, under his recommendation and we were both fine and only suffered a bit of tingling in our face (a side effect of the drug)!

I would recommend Norsang to ANYONE that was thinking about going Trekking in Nepal, I would love to go back and visit him and do another trek with him when I have the time! There are so many guides out there that claim to do everything that he does but I wouldn’t choose anyone without a recommendation because you hear so many stories about dodgy guides and it would be so sad to lose your money and have a bad experience.

Feel free to Email me if you have any questions and enjoy your trek!

Gokyo Lake/Ri 5357m Trek with Norsang.

Mark Norman
London, UK
November 7, 2011
wittyphrase@hotmail.co.uk

I went to Nepal this past October (2011) and trekked to Gokyo Lake/Ri 5357m high with Norsang and High Camp Trekking after reading the recommendations on internet. Thanks! He was completely brilliant, from start to finish. Not only is he extremely knowledgeable and professional, but also a wonderful person. We went on great acclimatization hikes, which seemed to not be a given with all guides, and when we had problems with illness he recommended we take an extra rest day at Dole rather than Marchhermo, which was completely the right decision. For inexperienced trekkers such as ourselves, it was great to have someone we could completely trust with us.

If I go to Nepal again (When, hopefully…) I would definitely go with Norsang again. I recommend his company to anyone, irrespective of experience. If you have any questions please e-mail.

Have a fun in Nepal, its an awesome place!

Sincerely,
Mark

I highly recommend High Camp Trekking.

Eric Vienot
France
+33-0476383378
June 12, 2011
vienot.eric@organge.fr

C’est le troisième trek que j’ai fait avec Norsang Lama (trekinfo@gmail.com). La première fois dans le Kangchenjunga en 2004, puis un combiné Mustang-Dolpo en 2009 et en 2011 un trek de 29 jours : les vallées de Naar et Phu, le thorung-la et le Mustang d’est en ouest. Parfaite organisation, aussi bien en camping qu’en Lodge, convivialité, professionnalisme. La préparation fut aisée, les échanges de mail rapides. Norsang comprend très bien votre envie et propose des itinéraires bien adaptés. C’est une petite agence très sérieuse et au niveau des prix très bien placée. Je recommande vivement.

That is the third trek I have done with Norsang Lama. The first time in Kangchenjunga in 2004, then in Mustang-Dolpo in 2009 and in 2011 a 29 days’ trek: the valleys of Naar and Phu, Thorong-la and Mustang from east to west. It’s perfect organization for camping and also Lodge trek, conviviality, professionalism. The preparation has been easy; mails’ exchanges have been quick. Norsang understands very well what you feel like doing and offers adapted itineraries. That is a small agency very serious which offers good prices. I highly recommend High Camp Trekking Pvt. Ltd and managing/guide services for Trekking in Nepal.

Thank you very much!

The Annapurna Cirucit with guide – Sanjay Lama

Javier Haro
Barcelona (España)
May 4, 2011
fjharo@hotmail.com

Somos una pareja española que hemos hecho el trek circular del Annapurna con Sanjaya Lama, de High Camp Treking, agencia regentada por él mismo, su hermano Norsang Lama y su padre Chheduk Man Lama. Recomendamos vivamente esta empresa familiar a quien esté interesado en conocer Nepal, sea la actividad que sea la que tengáis pensado llevar a cabo en el país. Corroboramos absolutamente todo lo que podréis leer en su página web.

El trato que ofrecen es de lo más familiar que os podáis imaginar y se nota que aman su país y sus montañas. Desde el momento en que llegas a Katmandú se convierten en vuestro ángel de la guarda. No te dejan ni a sol ni a sombra, con la ventaja de que están perfectamente preparados para ejercer también de guías turísticos: capaces de explicar sus religiones principales y, en consecuencia, todo lo que ves en los múltiples templos que vas visitando. De este modo, se convierten con total naturalidad en amigos, maîtres en todas las comidas, relaciones públicas (te consiguen la mejor habitación posible en los diversos lodges) y todo lo que queráis…
Además, se adaptarán perfectamente a vuestras necesidades particulares tal como nos ocurrió a nosotros, que precisábamos algún día libre en Kathmandu para asuntos privados y Sanjaya no dudo en ofrecerse a acompañarnos fuera de programa haciendo de traductor, consiguiéndonos taxis, etc.

Por último, otra de sus grandes ventajas es que al tratarse de una empresa familiar, están en condiciones de ofrecer unos precios altamente competitivos en comparación con cualquier otra agencia de Nepal. Para cualquier información adicional podéis escribirme a:

I had a wonderful time trekking to EBC in February 2011.

David Ford
London, UK
March 15, 2011
fdave123@btinternet.com

On my first visit to Nepal I had a wonderful time trekking to EBC in February, at the end of the winter season. I had little trekking experience and Norsang helped ensure that I was well prepared and guided me every step of the way. Right from being picked up from the Airport Norsang organized everything around my requirements and I was able to focus on just enjoying the experience. After the trek he took me on fascinating sightseeing tours around Kathmandu. Norsang not only knows the Everest region but all around Nepal and I highly recommend Norsang as a guide to anybody visiting or trekking in Nepal.

Norsang Lama email is trek.guide@gmail.com he is licensed by the country of Nepal and has been a trekking guide over 10 years.


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