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" I came to Kathmandu in October 2010 in the hope of completing “the world’s greatest trek”, the Annapurna Circuit. At the age of 68 would it be possible for me? "

" Thanks to street musician Siva I came to the ‘World Trail Finder’ office, and there the friendly young boss Sudip looked me up and down, and said “I guarantee that you can do it – no problem! So I will arrange that you have a very experienced porter-guide who will arrange everything for you."

" That’s how I met Bizay Lama, who became my organizer, adviser, minder, and constant companion for the following 17-day trek, and beyond. He checked that I had the right equipment to start, then tested out my abilities for a couple of days, and decided on the most convenient and friendly night stops to make, generally after about 5 to 7 hours of daily trekking. He impressed on me the importance of drinking water, eating plenty of rice and ‘daal bhat’ as energy fuel, with ginger tea and garlic soup for the altitude. He arranged transport, the ‘teahouse-hotels’, all the details (even my morning tea!), and carried my 18kg rucksack. Quite a mini-powerhouse! "

" Having already done the Annapurna trek maybe 30 times, plus many others in the region, Bizay knows it all in detail, pointing out every mountain peak and many interesting features, and telling about the legends, stories and current developments.  A really good guy to be with - totally trustworthy, and always cheerful, and I noted how some of the other guides wanted to get that information out of him! "

" My only glitch was on the Thorong pass itself. In frozen cold at 3.30am, in black dark and at over 4,200m my energy gave out. “OK Tim, no problem: we get a horse for you”. Clinging on tight I made it to the top of the world’s highest pass in two hours. Dizzy from the exertion, altitude and lack of sleep, and with my voice becoming croaky Bizay looked at me and recognized the signs of altitude sickness. “You must go down right away. Don’t stay here!"

" And aching, I trekked down the next 15km “bistari, bistari” (=slowly, slowly) until nearly 5 hours and 1,800m lower I reached the ‘holy’ town of Muktinath, utterly exhausted! "

" That’s not all there is to Bizay. He is also seriously into martial arts, and his aspiration is to climb Everest (he has already been to 7,000m). Longer term his dream is to assist with better education in his home village, improve the hospital facilities, and to rebuild the monastery."

" He will become a father in November, so right now he needs to expand his client base to realize his wonderful dreams."

"So for any trekking in Nepal go to www.worldtrailfindertreks.com/trailfindertrek.com, and ask for Bizay Lama."
Tim Willcocks
UK


October 209
" A friend and I traveled to Nepal from the USA in October of 2009. We trekked
from Lukla to Gokyo Lakes, over Cho La pass to Gorek Shep, down through
Periche, Tengboche and back to Lukla. Even though we knew we could do this
trek on our own, we hired Sudip and were so glad we did. His help was
invaluable in making our trip so much more enjoyable than it would have been
without him. His knowledge and experience in mountain guiding was obvious to
us as we trekked. His winning personality made it fun and, Sudip has a great
network of contacts that we found very helpful as we struggled to get
flights into and out of Lukla during a bad patch of weather and touring the
greater Kathmandu area. Sudip is an honorable, hard working, experienced guide. You will find his
fee very competitive and a great value for the money. We certainly did, and
I recommend Sudip Lama without reservation for anyone considering a trip to
Nepal whether you go to the mountains or not. Feel free to contact www.trailfindertrek.com/worldtrailfindertreks.com
for further info or Sudip directly at his e mail below.
sudiplama221@hotmail.com

We had a wonderful trip to Nepal largely due to Sudip's efforts."
 David and Jhon
USA


5 November 2010
"I came to Kathmandu in October 2010 in the hope of completing “the world’s greatest trek”, the Annapurna Circuit. At the age of 68 would it be possible for me?"

"Thanks to street musician Siva I came to the ‘World Trail Finder’ office, and there the friendly young boss Sudip looked me up and down, and said “I guarantee that you can do it – no problem! So I will arrange that you have a very experienced porter-guide who will arrange everything for you."

"That’s how I met Bizay Lama, who became my organizer, adviser, minder, and constant companion for the following 17-day trek, and beyond. He checked that I had the right equipment to start, then tested out my abilities for a couple of days, and decided on the most convenient and friendly night stops to make, generally after about 5 to 7 hours of daily trekking. He impressed on me the importance of drinking water, eating plenty of rice and ‘daal bhat’ as energy fuel, with ginger tea and garlic soup for the altitude. He arranged transport, the ‘teahouse-hotels’, all the details (even my morning tea!), and carried my 18kg rucksack. Quite a mini-powerhouse!"

"Having already done the Annapurna trek maybe 30 times, plus many others in the region, Bizay knows it all in detail, pointing out every mountain peak and many interesting features, and telling about the legends, stories and current developments.  A really good guy to be with - totally trustworthy, and always cheerful, and I noted how some of the other guides wanted to get that information out of him!"

"My only glitch was on the Thorong pass itself. In frozen cold at 3.30am, in black dark and at over 4,200m my energy gave out. “OK Tim, no problem: we get a horse for you”. Clinging on tight I made it to the top of the world’s highest pass in two hours. Dizzy from the exertion, altitude and lack of sleep, and with my voice becoming croaky Bizay looked at me and recognized the signs of altitude sickness. “You must go down right away. Don’t stay here!"

"And aching, I trekked down the next 15km “bistari, bistari” (=slowly, slowly) until nearly 5 hours and 1,800m lower I reached the ‘holy’ town of Muktinath, utterly exhausted!"

"That’s not all there is to Bizay. He is also seriously into martial arts, and his aspiration is to climb Everest (he has already been to 7,000m). Longer term his dream is to assist with better education in his home village, improve the hospital facilities, and to rebuild the monastery."

"He will become a father in November, so right now he needs to expand his client base to realize his wonderful dreams.
So for any trekking in Nepal go to www.worldtrailfindertreks.com/trailfindertrek.com, and ask for Bizay Lama."

Tim Willcocks

UK


"In May 08, i travelled to Nepal without a plan or an itinery i wanted to see what happened when i got there. on Arrival the usual mental scenes at Kathmandu airport greeted me and i ended up in a hotel in Thamel which is a very crazy place. once i had settled into my hotel  decided to go exploring, and the usual happened i got hopelessly lost, who should i ask for help but Sudip Lama , Sudip actually took me all the way to my Hotel and gave me his business card, and the remarkable thing is he didnt ask for any money or a tip or anything, which if you have been to Nepal and especially Thamel is a remarkable thing, this is the one aspect of Sudip which stands him out from the crowd of tourist guides and Mountain guides. Anyway long story short i wanted to look around Kathmandu with out spending a week lost in the city so i decided to ask Sudip for a tour of the local area and i ended up doing a short trek upto Nargarkot and a few hours of bimbling around Kathmandu looking at most of the sites of intrest, Sudip was in his zone he knows so much information about every aspect of Nepal amd the culture that you cant find a question he cant answer, and trust me i tried. the trek to Nargarkot was a very good little trek through the Upper Kathmandu valley and Nargarkot is a very bueatiful place and definitely worth a visit.
 Once i had finished that trek i decided i would go for something a bit more demanding and settled on the Annapurna base camp trek, I met Sudip in Pokhara the day before we started walking and he had organised everything very well he had sorted my room for that night and as i found out he had sorted accomodation for the whole trek. The trek itself was very good i enjoy my 21st birthday at jinoe springs which are very nice, Sudip the whole time was very narative of our surroundings his knowledge of the landscape and the variuos peaks and valleys is very good.  I walk quite fast and Sudip had much fun in making me jelous at just how easy it is for the Nepalese to walk up and downhills. We marched around the route in 6days which is i thought was plenty of time and just the right amount of difficulty."

"  To sum up Sudip Lama is a very intelligent guy and has very good intentions for his future in the tourist industry, he is thorough and has facts and figures poping out of his ears, he understands why people go to Nepal and molds his treks and tours to suit your person needs. i believe he is a very compitent Mountain Guide capable of organising every kind of trip from basic trekking to your hardcore summits. He really is an outstanding guide and is highly recommended by me. "

Dave Maddock

UK


Last August 2009

"I was searching the internet to get some travelers advice on how to get a good porter guide for the Annapurna Circuit. We contacted and USA traveler (Keith) and he referred us to Sudip Lama. It turned out to work with Sudip and this company was an excellent choice."
 
"Sudip helped us via email already to plan some of the logistics ahead. (Carefully following our (budget) requirements!)
-Guest House in Kathmandu to stay in when we arrived"
-Permit of ACAP
-Transport with local minibus to Besisahar when most tourist buses have already left.
-Good (!) Guest House in Pokara for when we arrived after the track.
-Helped to send the luggage, that we would not need on the track, to the Pokara guest house ahead of us.
-He also provided us with an Itinerary which was flexible to suite our pace.
So when we arrived by plain in Kathmandu, we didn't have to figure this out anymore (so, no stress)
 
"Then, as Sudip could not join us on the trip, he assigned it to his nephew Bijay Lama to be our porter guide.
Bijay was an excellent choice. Bijai would look with us at the trekking map in the evening and would advice us were to have maybe breakfast and lunch. This allowed us to track on our selves (like a 2nd honeymoon).
During the day, we would see him again while we would have lunch to make sure all was going all right and then he would go ahead of us to make sure we would have the best lodge available in the settlement were we agreed to stay overnight."
 
"This really worked out just as we hoped it would.
Bijay was very knowledgeable about the track, the peaks and the guest houses. He also was helping with making sure we had good price and were not forgotten while we ordered meals in sometimes very busy guest houses (like close to the pass, things can get really busy).
Bijay was modest, well behaving (very friendly, not drinking (some porters we saw really drink a lot / too much) and had a good (very good) sense of humor: in short, what could we have wished more?!"
 
"Maybe the best compliment for Bijay was that all the fellow travelers we met on the track (and you see them more than once) were also consulting Bijay and told us that we were very lucky with such a perfect porter-guide. (comparing it to their own porter-guide)
regards and good traveling to everybody! "
Rik Polman & Ria Tijmensen
The Netherlands