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“Another Wonderful Trek in Nepal, with Trek into Thin Air”
Review of Trek into Thin Air

Trek into Thin Air
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Owner description: All our team members are long time experienced in trekking, they started as trekking porters more then 15 years ago. After a while they were participating in different courses to achieve the Nepalese Trekking Guide License. From that day on each of the 5 Guides (which are now working for Trek into Thin Air) made a lot of experience while trekking in the Himalayan Mountains. After several years of working as guides and hundreds of satisfied clients Suk Lama and Ram Giri decided to found their own trekking company in 2015. With Trek into Thin Air you will find safe, relaxing enjoy and easy exploring of trekking. And many more possibilities to experience Nepal: - Trekking tours - Peak climbing - High Altitude expeditions - Whitewater rafting - Bird Watching - Wildlife safari - and much more Nepal is one of the most fascinating Countries in the world, situated between India and the Tibet autonomous region of China. You must visit Nepal to enjoy the natural beauty, rich cultural heritage, towering Pagodas, spectacular Himalayan Ranges with the world's highest peaks and much more.
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Reviewed May 26, 2013

After my previous trek in 2011, I went back to Nepal again in 2013. This time with a new team of 8. Yes, I selected Suk from Trek into Thin Air as my guide again. His friendliness and sincerity gave the team peace of mind and we just enjoyed the trek, all the way to Everest Base Camp. Oh, not to mention, most of my team mates were 1st time trekkers, with no experience and not knowing what to look out for. I could only share with them my limited trekking experience as part of our preparation prior the trip. Suk had really made the trip a memorable one and everyone had a really good time, and most importantly, we all made it back to our loved ones, safe and sound. Thanks Suk for your professionalism, care and concern.

Thank mike7044
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Reviewed May 20, 2013

Given that many of our 8-member team were first time trekkers, there were many unknowns coursing through our minds as we embarked on this trip. However, from the moment we reached Kathmandu, our minds were put at ease by Suk's professional demeanour. We knew then that we were in the hands of an excellent and sincere guide who would be able to shepherd us in a professional and safe manner to EBC.

Being city dwellers who are not very accustomed to long walks, it was his cheerful and encouraging demeanour that often got us to our destination in a safe manner.Prior to the day's trek, he would brief us on the terrain to be expected and the duration of the route that we would be trekking on so as to mentally prepare ourselves. During the trek itself, he would often check on our well-being and encourage us not to give up. When we are not feeling well due to AMS, he would advise us not to ascent further and descent back to the teahouse for our own safety and dedicate one member of his team to look after us at the teahouse. Having travelled extensively around, I would daresay that not many agencies provide that level of service.

In addition, his sharing of the Nepalese culture and traditions has given us a deeper appreciation and understanding of the Nepalese way of life. Thanks to Suk and his team, not only many of us have re-discovered ourselves, we have also learnt that life is not all about embarking on that rat-race. If I do go back to Nepal one day to trek, I would not hesitate to engage Suk and his excellent team again.

Thank EricThen
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Reviewed April 13, 2013

Although we visited Kathmandu on several occasions before, until our last visit in autumn 2012, we never had a chance to explore its ancient beauty properly. This time, we didn’t want to miss it though, and because we wanted it to be a comfortable day, devoid of any unnecessary hassle, we asked Suk Lama (Trek into thin air), who already accompanied us during our trekking trip before, to arrange a sightseeing tour for us. Firstly, Suk discussed with us what are our expectations and priorities and gave us advice on what places we should visit in order for us to be satisfied with our tour. Hiring Suk proved to be an excellent idea - when it came to arranging transport to all the places we visited, he got us very good deals with local taxi drivers, which, very likely, would have been more difficult if we tried to do it on our own. But most importantly, Suk’s knowledge about history of Kathmandu’s special places is tremendous. He guided us through Bakthapur, Patan Durbar square, Pasupatinath, Bodhanath stupa, sharing with us all the amazing historical facts and stories about communities living in those areas. Thanks to Suk, all these places were talking to us and coming into life. As always, we had lots of fun with Suk. His cheerfulness is contagious! We are very happy that he was our companion during that day. Kathmandu is a mesmerizing city and Suk is a a perfect guide on the journey to its discovery.

Helping in a village school:
During our last trip in Nepal, we also visited a beautiful village of Katakuti. Suk’s wife works there as a teacher at the higher secondary school. She invited us to stay with her and to visit and help at her local school. Although we stayed only for one week, this experience is one of the best we had in Nepal so far. As a teacher, I was delighted that I could help with teaching children. These children are so wonderful! They were so grateful for the chance to learn that extra little bit of English. This village isn’t located on the main tourist trails, so these children don’t come to contact with tourists and the speakers of English language too often. Although this probably helps to preserve their unspoilt environment and their way of life, it also presents a challenge in our fast developing world. Many of these children might end up migrating to the cities of Kathmandu and Pokhara, and the ability of speaking English might influence their chances of getting a decent job. Suk also has a registered charity ‘Research Nepal’. Through his charity he tries to help disadvantaged children of injured or deceased porters (sadly this happens) and also offers volunteering opportunities to help schools in remote areas in Nepal. If you are interested in helping in any way, Suk can provide you more information about his charity work and volunteering opportunities. During our stay there Suk made sure that we were comfortable at all times (naturally, we had to adjust to a simpler way of living) and made clear to everyone involved that there are certain limits to what is expected from us. There are many charities in Nepal, and it is not always easy to distinguish between them, but our stay in a village was nice and very rewarding experience.

Thank Peto1
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Reviewed March 10, 2013

Trek Into Thin Air and Suk Lama are the best and only choice when you go to Himalaya. WHY? A trip to Himalaya is not just a travel or touristic expedition. It has two aspects: the first one is tangible, strictly physical, connected with your health, durability, potential danger of AMS and geographical or field conditions in heights - and for that you need a guide who knows exactly where to go and how to go. Suk Lama has taken us through Himalaya Langtang Valley safely and professionally, but probably you may find few Himalaya guides who will walk you through it safely. However, the second aspect of Himalaya trekking is the intangible one - the one of your soul, mentality and your heart. In Himalaya, while trekking in thin air, overcoming your physical limits, getting to the top of the world, you will experience new strong feelings and emotions. You will be afraid, you will suffer, you will be delighted, you will cry, you will change in a way you have never experienced. And I am sure you will not find another guide like Suk from Trek Into Thin Air. Suk Lama - an offspring of Tibetan Lamas - will not only guide you through Himalaya safely and organize everything professionally and flawlessly, but he will also guide your soul through this awesome Himalaya experience. He sees through people, he knows what each person really needs from the Himalaya trip and then he helps her/him GET IT. He is the one and only Himalaya guide of soul. I will never go into Himalaya without him.

2  Thank AveIvi
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Reviewed February 2, 2013

I did The Langtang Trek together with a 4 friends, women. Suk and his team were our guides and local help. My first visit in Himalaya. No experience, not good enough preparation. Thank Suk great experience it was possible to archieve 4000+ :) His help and trust that I could do it were powerful. I did it:)
Very proffesional, a great guide for difficult mountains experience :) Every day of the trip was well organized, package of nessesary information delivered, safety and good feeling included:)
I highly reccomend if you want to archieve your goals and experience beauty of Nepal:)

Thank Kasiaguti
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