Stephan Bank

We took an 11-day trekking trip with Sappa and a porter in the Langtang and Helambu region in Mai 2011. We entered Langtang valley at Syabrubesi, trekked up to Kyanjin Gompa and continued to Helambu via Gosaikunda lake and the Lauribina La pass. The trek was wonderful. It leads through different vegetation zones with rich an colourful flora and fauna and amazing Himalaya mountain views. It also offered a deep insight into the Tamang culture and the customs, life and tradditions of Nepalese, Tibetan and Tamang people. Sappa is a very experienced guide who knows the region very well. He did a great job at scheduling the daily treks and adapting the length and speed of trekking to our personal needs and desires. In particular, he was a good consultant regarding any issues of altitude sickness. Sappa handled all issues with the lodges, local government officials, bus and taxi drivers with great care. He answered all our questions regarding names of mountain tops, nature and other details of the area with great excitment. It was a pleasure to listen to Sappa’s anecdotes on life, religion, politics and nature of Nepal and Nepalese people. Sappa’s story-telling and humour has made the trek an unforgettable experience. We highly recommend Sappa as understanding,

experienced, funny and sympathetic guide. After eleven days in the remoteness of the Himalaya our guide has become a friends.

 

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Trekkers always comment about bridge crossing when on a trek in Nepal. Not all bridges are modern and some are missing planks giving you a scary, windy view down to the river below. In general, the bridges on the Manaslu Trek are mainly sound – or they were until the earthquake. For instance, the bridge before Machhakhola was damaged by the earthquake and the trail moved to pass along the river bed. During...

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