Himalayas via Sagarmatha National Park
I had a week to spare after a conference in Asia and decided to visit Nepal to explore the Himalayas via Sagarmatha National Park. I enlisted Jangbu to put together a guided trip and would like to heartily recommend him to anyone looking to tour this or any of the contiguous areas. He is very well acquainted with the area and people, is a very competent guide and made every effort to assist both from a planning and sheer physical assistance point of view - I insisted on carrying a full load at the time, and found the altitude adjustment took a little work! He can arrange organized itineraries with carriers for luggage (which is a relatively affordable option, and which I would recommend to those who are looking for a more relaxed trek), as well as more fluid schedules out of season if you want to drift according to your mood. We walked for several days, exploring areas below base camp, which I thoroughly enjoyed. I would love to come back and intend to do so when my kids are old enough to join. December is a nice time to visit, very quiet and the crowds are largely gone, but you have to layer to handle the hot sunny and cold shaded areas. Another point to consider if you aren't sticking to a fixed schedule, is that coming back down to Lukla can be done in almost half the time spent heading up into the park. I and many of Jangbu's other customers have remained in contact with him over the years, which is I believe a testament to his character, and I wish him the very best.
Guy Havercroft Johannesburg, South Africa