Over in eastern Nepal, treks in the Kanchanjunga region take a little more perseverance to get to and to organise. But the effort is well worth while. The most well known trek in the area is to the Base Camp but there are other areas to explore. As well as seeing spectacular views of Kanchanjunga, you may wish to visit Pathibara, one of the most sacred pilgrimage sites in Eastern Nepal. In Spring, treks in the Kanchanjunga area take you through forests of flowering rhododendron and if you are really lucky, you may spot a rare red panda!
Deborah Kahn,Albury Australia
Lauren May,Yackandandah, Australia
Carol-Ann Courneya, Ph.D. Canada.
Bibiana Cujec MD, FRCPC,Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
Stephen and Susie Gibson,Sydney, Australia
Dr.Les C Higgins,Sydney Australia
Nepal has been on my bucket list for a long time. When a friend asked me if I would like to join her trekking and camping group, I jumped at the opportunity. I found out that the trail would be low level and will be below the Himalayan base camp.
The Himalayan Sunrise Trekking & Expedition company provided excellent services throughout the 10 day trek.
The guides are knowledgeable and very aware of the trekkers' needs and comfort. The owner Bishnu is particularly flexible in accommodating unforeseen circumstances. One trekker in the group had an injured knee yet she still wanted to participate in the trek. Bishnu hired a horse and its handler to assist her mobility!
The food was delicious and plentiful enough to satisfy the hungriest of stomachs after a long day of trekking.
Bishnu was also conscious of the campsite security. He had his team conduct rounds through the night. The special touch I most appreciated was the provision of a warm, wet face cloth after a long trek - how very refreshing!
This was my first experience in trekking. I found all the guides were very helpful and anticipatory. One of them was always walking by my side, to assist me when I needed a hand. I was very grateful.
It was an amazing experience to see the Himalayas first hand and to meet the cheerful Nepalese.
I give this tour company a 5 STARS rating.
CJ REED Canada.