5 star recommendation from me!!!
trekked all around Asia I can definitely
recommend Summit Treks!!! I did the Annapurna
circuit and it was the best trek Iíve been on,
My fabulous Guide harry, showed me local life
whilst being great fun drinking, playing cards
and trekking through the Himalayas. So thatís a
thumbs up and a glowing 5 star recommendation
Wednesday march 15th 2006, meditation-expedition
in Nepal with my friend Marion and 5 other women
and our guide Kamal.
So much snow around the little lodge where we
are staying. It is not possible to walk further
Our exercise this day: We imagine "I am the
Buddha and every-one I see today is also the
Buddha". We will be in silence all day and deep
inside we will feel that all men and all
creatures have been our mothers.
I wake up feeling like a Buddha and walk alone,
as Buddha did.
One hour later I sit on a big rock near the wild
river. It is freezing, all colors white and
brown, the noise of the river and the noise of
the Silence. So quiet, I am completely alone.
Far away I see yaks with Tibetan people. They
came over the high mountains and go to Namche
Bazar to sell their stuff. The yaks and their
owners look strong and big and dark. So much
power! And I say to myself: "they were also my
mothers in the past!" I feel tears welling in my
eyes and love in my heart. We are one! And that
A few hours after this I make a pile of big
stones. I can see mountains everywhere, snow,
another river in the distance, so much Beauty
around me. And I see Kamal near the river, on
the bridge. My loyal guide who walks with me for
the third time in the Himalaya's. No better
guide, not enough words to tell how much I
appreciate this man of Nepal. He is everywhere
all of the time. To see if he can make things
comfortable for the ladies from Holland. He even
participates in our exercise of today. His heart
is full of love and in his eyes you see a wise
I think: Kamal is also the Buddha and in the
past he was my mother! And with a big smile I go
to the bridge to say hello to him.
fifteen year old boy my mother took me with her
to Nepal. Together we would made a trek from
three weeks trough the Himalayas. I didn't no
what to expect on forehand but I couldn't had
hoped for more. This was something unlike I'd
ever seen before.
Nepal and its mountains are just amazing. The
views, the people, everything was new for me, I
felt so alive, so real! We didnít feel like
going with a group of people, we didnít want to
come to Nepal with a travel organization from
back home. we were right, you experience so much
more when you travel with a small group. The
Nepali treated us like people instead of stupid
We looked up a local trekking agency and so we
found Kamal, our guide, and Temba, our porter.
After three overwhelming days of Katmandu we
traveled by bus to a little village in the
mountains. Those huge mountains made me feel so
small and my problems so unimportant. After two
days you don't care about anything anymore,
there is only you, the mountains and once in a
while an energy bar.
From day one Kamal and Temba were like my big
brothers. We had fun, we played games and they
showed us all the interesting details. In three
unforgettable weeks we made the Lang-Tang trek.
I saw peaks higher than 7000 meter, wild rivers,
huge green valleys, lakes on an altitude of 4200
meter and monkey's in the trees.
It was just the best vacation I've ever had.
Right now, I'm studying for a year on an
American college. Next year I'm going back to
Nepal for half a year. I'll will live in
Katmandu for a few months and take a
volunteer-job and of course make another trek.
Once you have been there, you have to go back.
2007 I went to Nepal again for the third time.
As always when leaving the airport of Kathmandu
I fell in love with the colours, the smells, the
culture, the air full of life, religion and
Also so happy to meet my dear, happy, joyfull
guide and friend Kamal again!
This time I wasnít leading a group of Dutch
women coming for a meditation trek in the
Himalayaís, but I was so lucky to go on
vacation-trek with my youngest daughter.
She had gotten so curious to this country after
all my enthousiastic stories and was looking
forward to our adventurous Everest trek to Gokyo
Ri, well organized again by Summit Treks.
After two days in our fine guest house in
pleasant Thamel we took the flight to Lukla
where our trek started.
We walked lightly and gladly over
many-centuries-old paths with great views over
the peaceful snow-covered mountains surrounding
us, hearing the music of the great waterfalls
and going through very little old villages where
we were namaste-greeted by the friendly
We passed sun lightened stupaís with hundreds of
flags waiving their prayers to us in the deep
Walking early in the spring season guarantees
silence and few tourists in these huge, holy
mountainsÖthis is balsam for the soul! Inner
peace and time-less-ness can enter here so
easily. That is what we need in our busy western
There is also a risk in going early: you can be
surprised by softly falling snow and coldness!
That is what happened to us the higher we came
and Gokyo Ri appeared to be too dangerous now.
In Dole we sat around the warm burning stove,
enjoying our apple pancakes and drinking hot
milk tea. Kamal advised us to change path now
and cross over to another valley.
So we did and soon the sun shine friendly upon
us and the snow-free paths again as eagles were
flying just above us.
Happily we continued our trip to Lukla where the
plain would take us to Kathmandu again.
Many thanks again for all good worries of Kamal
and Summit Trek for our unforgettable month.
Tomorrow we will go home and my heart sings
already: I will be back!
Marion van de Voorde.
would to take this opportunity to express our
gratitude and satisfaction about our recent
trekking experience in Nepal organized by your
We spent 3 weeks in Nepal , including 13-day
trek to Everest Base Camp and Kala Patthar, in
This tour was very much desired and quite well
planned by ourselves few months ahead. It was
our first time coming to Nepal and even we are
experienced mountaineers, it was our first
trekking experience and the highest mountain
altitude to reach. One of the greatest
challenges we had was to choose a reliable and
experienced agency in Nepal to support our
wishes and plans.
Even though some other trekking agencies had
been recommended to us by a number of Croatian
trekkers, we were overwhelmed by approach and
professionalism of Mr. Bikram Thapa, Managing
Director and therefore gladly selected Summit
Treks and Adventures.
Since Sandra also works in hospitality industry,
as Director of Sales in Starwood Zagreb Hotel
Complex, she can surely understand the efforts
to please a customer traveler.
Furthermore, Aleksandar is a mountaineering
guide in Croatia , having a lot of personal
climbing experience in European Alps and
knowledge on challenges in mountain. Therefore
we have suggested our own trekking itinerary
within our budget limits and had our
expectations to be met.
Fortunately, we have no hesitation to further
recommend Mr. Thapa and Summit Treks and
Adventures to any future trekkers and are happy
to confirm that they have fully met our
All Summit Treks and Adventures' staff,
including Mr. Thapa and also Mr. Hejnal Bipashi,
Marketing Director, whom we were also lucky to
have as our trekking guide, were very
thoughtful, caring, helpful, supportive,
responsible and professional. We felt very well
cared and relaxed during whole stay in Nepal .
Also, we had a very kind and reliable porter,
arranged by our agency.
The impressions with Nepal and Himalaya will
remain for life time and we are truly happy we
have had the experience.
We would sincerely like to thank Mr. Bikram and
Mr. Bipashi for all their efforts and kindness
and we hope to have opportunity to meet with
them again in future.
Aleksandar Brborovic & Sandra Horvat
Zagreb, Croatia - Europe