This trip was organized by Unique Adventure International, Pvt.Ltd, 04-22-October 2010 whose manager is Mr. Khum Bahadur Subedi. The Guide was Lapka Sherpa: the only Porter was Dawa Sherpa. Both these men were with me in 2009 for the Manaslu circuit trek.
The other client was Jewel McKee from Alexandria, Virginia, whom I have known since 1998, when we made the trek in Bhutan, with Mountain Travel* Sobek.
On 01 October, I flew with United (UA 765) to Los Angeles, in order to join the Thai Airlines flight (TG 795) to Bangkok. After a three hour wait in Bangkok, on Sunday, 03 October, I took the Thai Airways flight to Kathmandu, where I was met by Mr. Khum Subedi, who accompanied me to the Hotel Manang in Thamel.
The plan was drive from Kathamandu to Syabru Besi (140km): trek east, up the Langtang Valley to Kyanjin Gompa, return down the Langtang Valley, to Thulo Syabru, and then trek southeast to Gosainkund, and on to Sudarijal, which is only 20km away from Kathmandu.
Perhaps because of the proximity of Langtang to Kathmandu, I deceived myself into thinking that this would be an easy trek. It wasn't, each day presented a new challenge of extreme ascents or descents of 500m or more. In addition, the trails were frequently long approaching 20 km on some days. Many days we trekked above 400m. These conditions were not helped by the weather, which was frequently cloudy, including two days of rain. From 11 October, when we climbed Tserko Ri, I acquired a cold that continued until the end of my first week back in Colorado.
We are very very happy with them & we will again to visit in Nepal near future. If someone would like to visit in Nepal,Tibet,Bhutan & India contact his website,email or phone as per your interest.
Trip : Trek to Rara Lake
I would like to thank you Mr. Khum Subedi & the team of Unique Adventure International P. Ltd. travel team for a great adventure trekking RARA TAL. I hope I will get a chance to come back to your beautiful country and maybe this time go for a trek in the Mustang region.I do not forget to strong recomendation to go with Unique adventure International treks(www.uniquetreks.com) for more information.
Please sent my regards to my trekking guide Mr.Ram & all trekking crews as well!
Trip : Trek to Langtang
Everything is fine here with me. With regards to the Langtang trek. In general, my personal feedback on the trip is that I really really like the Langtang trip because it gave me more satisfaction and sense of achievement than my first trip as I was doing it alone (including the guide and porter). Both the guide and porter are very cooperative and they are really nice people. Though that was my second trip to Nepal, I wont rule out the fact that I may come back again. So until then, best wishes to you!I will recommend you & your company to my friends.
Trip : Island peak Trek
Thanks for all of your help with my trip. I've very much enjoyed my time here in Nepal and trekking in the Everest region was among the highlights!
George, Gabriel, Clement, Jerome and Cyril
Trip : Mera Peak Summit
We are all safely back in Brunei. George is doing very well and back to his normal self. He has started working on the write-up on our adventure with Unique Trekking.
We wish to say a big Thank you to Unique Trekking especially:
1. Khum - for doing things beyond normal such as arranging the helicopter and ambulance; the golf game for Clement, Jerome and Cyril; the wonderful dinner with cultural show and for teaming us up with Lakpa Sherpa. For all these and more, Thank you...
2. Sidar Lakpa Sherpa - The most suitable guide for our team. Experienced, easy-going, friendly, talkative, funny and very very resourceful. He even managed to get a cake for Cyril's birthday. Thank you Lakpa Koko for keeping our spirits up when we needed it.
3. Cook & Kitchen Staff - Good food. We will always remember them greeting us in the forest and blizzard with hot cups of drinks which tells us that we are quite near to camp. Thank you to Nigma (Cook), Gombu, Tenzing, Pemba and the two Pasang.
4. Porters - Although they kept to themselves, we had opportunities to communicate with them a little bit. We know that they always kept an eye on us to make sure we were okay. They even offered to carry Jerome's backpack for him. So Thank you to Barat Kumar Rai, Chatur Kumar Rai, Data Bahadul Rai, Ganga Ram Rai, Kumar Rai, Jid Kumar Rai and Perabin Rai.
Finally, a very very big Thank you to Lakpa, Nigma and the two Pasang for helping to get George down to safety and yourself for making all arrangements and then receiving and sending George to the hospital. We had a tough time but a good time in our adventure with UNIQUE TREKKING. We wish you all the best and will be recommending your agency to anyone who plans to travel to Nepal.
Trip : Trekking to Everest
Dear Mr. Khum Bahadur Subedi;
At first, I would like to express my gratitude to you, and Mr. Rinjee Sherpa. You and your staffs always supported me during my trekking. And thank you for giving me your nice souvenir. I enjoyed the trekking very much. You may know I added the tow passes to the your company original route after starting trekking, I am very happy that I succeed in trekking the two great view point peaks and the three great passes in 15 days at my 68 ages. Especially the Kongma La is very sever route and I trekked 12 hours. The success of this time trekking will be my greatest memory in my life. I will never forget. I believe that due to the support of the nice guide by Mr. Rinjee Sherpa in your Company, I succeeded in these very heavy and deep severe trekking. If Mr. Rinjee Sherpa was not my guide, I could not made the great, wonderful and beautiful memories. Please transfer my best regards to Mr.Sherpa. I have a plan of Langtang trek next year. I hope you have a happy new year.
Trip : Bhutan Tour
Bhutan is a beautiful and stunning country! Although we cant say we experienced "spectacular" things, we loved the whole atmosphere, its very peaceful there, gorgious untouched landscape, extremly friendly, relaxed and curious people though - they enjoy to meet you and like to share, but they never hassled us.
Really everywhere you can feel the living buddhism - and this was a new experience for us compared to other countries. It comes across everywhere and its in the lifes of the people since centuries until now - and nevertheless Buthan is a country that is open minded for modern spirit and in a change.
The two guides did a great job, everything was perfectly organized, accommodation, food and also the car were really great and if we had a wish, our guide made it possible! So we visited a school spontaneously, joined a buddhism ceremony with a Buthanese family, changed plans for the last days and stayed one more night in wonderful Phobjika valley, and visited even a Buthanese "night club"...
So thanks for your help Unique Adventure International PVT.LTD, Director(Khum Bahadur Subedi) and organizing, the communication between us worked always very well and we highly recommend booking with you. If we ever will come to Nepal we would like to contact you - and even meet you?
All the best, Elly & Ralf
Trip : Mera Peak Climbing
Dear Khum I would like to say a big thank you for all your help , hospitality and effort during my trip to Nepal. Very friendly people, good organisation and obviously unforgettable mountains making Unique Adventure a company I can recommend to everyone.
Trip : Trekking to ABC
Overall, we were happy and satisfied with the company and our guide, Dharma Subedi.
Trip : Best trek of my life
Thank you Khum Subedi sir for such a wonderful service... Best guides provided... Thanks a lot