Having previously trekked in Nepal with a large international company, I was eager to return and have a totally different experience, one that would put me in touch with the Nepal of traditional Nepalis.Himalayan Sunrise Trekking and Expedition was my choice and what a choice it was, far exceeding my expectations and raising the bar for others. Having over 20 years experience in the trekking world, Bishnu Rai the director, has the most extensive knowledge imaginable about all things off the beaten track, and that was just what we wanted.We wanted a trek far from the maddening crowd where we could learn about Nepal as it once was and immerse ourselves in a rich and proud culture. Bishnu was able to answer our multitude of questions about all aspects of life past and present and his support teamnot only put up with the constant chatting of 5 women but also provided us with an insight to all things Nepali Bishnu's professional and personal attention to our needs made our trip one of a kind, a trip of a lifetime. Constant communications prior to the trip meant that every concern had been covered before we left home. Our groups numerous dietary requirements would have been a task for any large company but posed no problem at all for our amazing trek chef. Pizza, pasta, banana pie, cherry and chocolate cake, apple pie, dal bhat, french toast, porridge, popcorn, omlete, spanish omlete, hot milk, cold milk, cheese, coffee, chocolate, lemon grass tea, you name it we had it, the list goes on forever. The last day of our trek was extra special food wise. What a culinary delight we were treated to as we had a Nepali cooking lesson from Chaita our own masterchef. We learnt how to make momo's, chapati, potatoe curry, saag, brinjel pakodas and then played hosts to our team and served them dinner rather than have them wait on us. Each morning we woke to the most amazing panoramic views from our incredible camp sites, hot tea and washing water and at night the shower tent allowed us just the tiniest bit of luxury. Our trek took us to places where time has stood still, where the daily routine is dictated to by the sun and where old traditional ways still work.I would not consider any other company for any future treks as Himilayan Sunrise Trekking and Expedition is all that you could ever want and more. Deborah Kahn Albury Australia October 2011.
Deborah Kahn,Albury Australia