"High Recommendation for High Camp Trekking and Norsang Lama"

Reviewed on Nov 30, 2015.

This was our second trek with High Camp Trekking and Norsang Lama. Our first was to Langtang in the fall of 2013.

Both trips were incredible! We are 2 retired professionals in reasonable good shape, ages 59 and 60, but we are no superstar trekkers.

Norsang was great from the start. He responded quickly to all emails with detailed packing lists and trip info. Once there he matches his pace to yours. He knows all the trails intimately. He gave us as much info as wanted regarding the cultures, religions and scenery. He just takes very good care of his clients.

We would never go with anyone else. Ever. He is not only a great guide, he also just a nice guy.
He is not only our one and only Nepali guide, he is our good friend.

Please contact me for anymore questions.

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  1. We completed Annapurna Base Camp (ABC) trek with Norsing Lama of High Camp Trekking, January 2017. This was our first proper trek and from the reviews we decided that we would meet up with Norsang and discuss trekking ABC, in mid winter. He was overly helpful from the get go. As we both live in Vietnam we didn’t own any proper trekking equipment and essential items (apart from boots which we had previously warn in). He sat down and went through in great detail the daily itinerary and wrote us an extensive list of what we should purchase on the trek. He filled us with great confidence due to his depth of knowledge, fluent English ability and amazing personality. Follow his advice and buy every thing he suggests as we ended up using every thing on the list. The trek was 9 days in total and 2 days travel. We found parts of the trek challenging due to the weather (ice and snow) and steep up and downs, and the fact you would be trekking between 5-8 hours per day (we were slow trekkers). This hard work paid off. The landscapes, nature and scenery were phenomenal and words can’t describe how beautiful and enormous the mountains were. The trek covered many different terrains including jungle, tea terraces, valleys and mountain passes. It was so beautiful and there is no way you can’t love this trek. The tea houses are basic but offer a good variety of food. Most teahouses offered comfy enough beds and after a full day trekking we fell to sleep very early every night. Norsang was incredible the entire trek. He speaks in fluent English with a clear accent. He taught us so much about the mountains, local and national culture and politics as well as lots of very interesting information about the trek. Without his knowledge it would of been no where near as enjoyable. He does everything he can to make the trek as rewarding as possible. He is a very patient person and allowed us excessive breaks. By the end of the trek he has become a friend. I can’t emphasise enough how amazing Norsang was at guiding us through the ABC trek. I wish him all the best for the future and hope that many more people get to experience what we did.

Route Upper Mustang Trek
Trip Date October 2, 2015
Duration 16 days
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I wouldn't recommended this guide.