Wow wow wow!
Ok so the scenery was awesome - that’s a given! The food was nutritional and hot! Sleeping was easy because the body was ready for rest.
The team at Churen Himal Treks could have been better selected. Nothing was a problem. Anything was possible. If you wanted it, you got it!
Their main aim is to get you to your destination and back safely and for you to enjoy the entire experience.
If we weren’t eating enough, they encouraged us to fuel up.
If we weren’t drinking enough “pani” (water), they stopped us for a drink break. If we walked too quickly (I’m amazed some of our team members could), they reminded us to walk “bistari bistari” (slowly slowly) to better acclimatise.
The guides are trained to spot when a trekker needs to slow down, drink and breathe more slowly.... and the great thing about that is the opportunities to take photos and appreciate the marvellous scenery!
The porters are superhuman! Make sure you tip them! They are worth the weight they carry in gold! My word!
Tek Gurung (Teke) has thought of everything.... from sightseeing tours around Kathmandu - to rest stops along the trek to Everest Base Camp. More than this, he is able to use his influence as one of the most highly respected operators in Nepal to get those little extras no-one else can...
So if you are researching for a trek and are wondering whether to use a local business to guide you... Churen Himal is more than that! Their treks are seamless - from the first point of contact through to post journey communication.
I would not use anyone else!
Thank you Mulal - to you and the entire amazing team at CHT.