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“Great trek to EBC”
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 September 2, 2013

It was a wonderful experience trekking with Suk to everest base case.. He is the best guide that I've met after trekking with a number of guides in various places. He will not hesitate to go the extra mile to ensure that we are comfortable, well fed and well rested. The level of service that he offers is definitely first class. Suk will always be there to encourage us to be positive and hang on. Eventually you will find yourself reaching the destination before you even realize it.
Our relationship have progressed beyond the relationship of a guide and a group of trekkers. I am happy to have met a sincere friend/ mentor who is fiercely passionate about his work and the safety of his friends.
I will not hesitate to engage suk and his team if i do go back ( which i probably will~) to Nepal for trekking.

Thank Jac_TanSingapore
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Reviewed August 15, 2013

It has already been two years since I visited Nepal, but memories are still fresh and when I spotted Suk's company on TripAdvisor I need to write this review. With a group of four people we went to Nepal to climb the Naya Kanga peak and we had selected Suk to be our guide, based on experiences from others. Our trip needed a lot of preparation, because where we were going there were no teahouses, so we need to bring food and tents on the mountain our selves. A team of 10 porters a cook and a glimbing guide had been arranged by Suk, before our arrival in Kathmandu. Our trip was a wonderfull experience and Suk has been a knowledgable and frienly guide along our journey.

Thank Ronald H
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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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