We went on a 20 day trek up the recently opened Tsum Valley. The trip was awesome, thanks to great planning by Mr Basnet & his wonderful team.
We went self sufficient with tents and a full cook team - in all 11 people.....wow!
The head guide, Indra, was totally in control, whether arranging food, checking porter loads, or planning the route ahead. We needed his leadership we did get hit by a snow storm which forced a change in plans.
The food was excellent - very healthy, plenty of variety, though the classic dahl baht is pretty unbeatable. The potatoes, part boiled then roasted in a Tibetan fire hearth were delicious.
Mr Basnet, the owner of Parikrama, is a wonderful organiser, gracious and ever so accommodating. Nothing is an inconvenience for him. He drove us about Kathmandu, Patan and Bhathapur, he took us for lunch to his own home, and overall we learnt so much about the country from him. We had used his services previously on a much shorter trip in 2009 (Poon Hill & Chitwan), which he arranged perfectly.
It's good to support a local Nepalese business, and I'd strongly urge you to consider Parikrama.
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