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"Brilliant Guides" Trekking Tip by Mel&Mike

Trekking, Nepal: 51 reviews and 71 photos

  Joel and the girls from Tashie's place
by Mel&Mike
  • Joel and the girls from Tashie's place - Nepal
      Joel and the girls from Tashie's place
    by Mel&Mike
  • Lapka on Kalla Pattar with Mike - Nepal
      Lapka on Kalla Pattar with Mike
    by Mel&Mike
  • Last morning with the team - Nepal
      Last morning with the team
    by Mel&Mike

Favorite thing: Our trip was possible due to a great group of people including guides and porters. Joel who is apart of Project Himalaya has been in the trekking business in the Himalayas and India for years and his experience is invaluable. His Nepalese right hand man Lapka was my shadow and ensured that I was not only on the right track but warm and comfortable. His hospitabitality extended as far as his own home and we were lucky enough to visit his village, his home and have some fab potato pancakes made by his wife. Also, on the trip were our porters, who happen to be the niece and nephew of Lapka. The strength of these people was amazing and sitting by the fire with them at night was good fun. His niece had the best smile and her husband was quite experienced and had been up to the South Col and was aiming for the Summit next climbing season. Her brother, Nuro (excuse the spelling) was happy young man just starting out as a porter. He had great fun climbing at the head of the pack with Mike and the two could be seen sprinting down the mountain at a racing pace.

Fondest memory: Its hard to pick one best thing about Nepal, the whole package of views, people and trekking is pretty hard to beat.

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  • Written Feb 23, 2007
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