I am considered a very nosy and detail oriented customer who would like to go through the minute details and ask for clarifications which can be bothersome. From day 1 of our association before the start of the trek, Tej Bahadur Gurungji, whom we now fondly call Guruji patiently handled our queries and showed his ability to stretch and provide solutions to every hypothetical problems we had in mind. We were a bunch of 14 trekkers, most of whom were above 40, and included my 11 y.o. daughter. Most of us had some experience of trekking but not as long as this one. We planned a 11 day trek through the following route: Sudame-Banthanti-Ghorepani-Tadapani-Chhomrong-Bamboo-Deurali-ABC-MBC-Bamboo-Jhinudanda-Matkyu. On almost all of the days we experienced rain and that made our walk a bit more interesting for sure. And here’s the expertise of Guruji that kept very handy. He and another guide Nausher kept us motivated, focused and lively. The food we ate was awesome and we kept confusing Gurungji with our tantrums and he kept us engaged almost as a doting parent. None of us had any physical issues throughout the trek and we all walked at our pace and enjoyed the bliss offered by this wonderful trek. Another thing that helped us was the wonderful support team, all of whom were excellent in their communication. In all the tea houses they doubled as the kitchen stuff and fed us like family members. Whenever someone got tired, they rushed to help them even with their day packs. And all of these without seeking help. As if the team could read our minds. Most of the porters in the team were as efficient as guides. Now that we have ended our trip, all the 9 support stuff including Tej Bahadur Gurung are now our family friends, and we are sure that next year we are going with the same team to EBC.
Very well done and thanks for the experience Mr Tej Bahadur Gurung and team.