I challenged my two buddies to do this trek with me. We are so competitive and always come up with something we must do.
When we arrived in Nepal we were well prepared because we had a long correspondence with Puru and he provided us with good advice. When we met him and our guide in his office for the last details it was like meeting a friend. We were grouped up with two guys from Switzerland and that was cool, always nice to meet new friends
For this trek, you must be in good shape. We are young strong guys but I must admit we actually struggled from time to time. Some of the terrains we walked were very rough and there were times we didn’t talk so much, but the porters were singing! These guys are so strong even though they look small.
This trek takes almost 2 weeks and because of the big difference in altitude (710 m to 5160m) you walk through different climate zones, this adds so much to the experience to see how the landscape changes from the lower parts to the icy trails to Larkya La Pass. Some days we walked for only 4-5 hours, but the day we walked to Larkya La Pass was almost 9 hours but reaching the top gave a big reward. Our guide pointed out the big peaks like Manaslu, Annapurna II, and Kang Guru, and more. Our guide was great, he knew so many things and had great knowledge about the culture, villages, gompas and so forth. Because this is a challenging trek in the remote part it’s not as crowded and you really get the feeling of being part of the greater universe.
So three guys from Holland asked for a challenge and we got exactly what we asked for, thanks to Puru and his professional team. On top of this, we have two new friends in Switzerland and several new friends in Nepal.
At last but not least I would like to recommend My Everest Trip to everybody who wants to travel to Nepal. They have so many activities to choose from and Puru shows great integrity and insight. I understand why his clients return to him if they revisit Nepal.