Testimonials - Guest comments and feedback !!
Karin Schneider M.A Head of Press and Public Relations Fraunhofer-Institut fÃ¼r Solare Energiesysteme ISE Heidenhofstr.2, 79110 Freiburg, Germany.
spent our honeymoon in Nepal in December 2006. The most vivid impressions of the country and the culture we got on our trekking tour to Poon Hill with Ammar Guni. We highly recommend him and his company Gokyo Treks & Expeditions to all those who want to get a deep insight into Nepaland who appreciate well organized tours.'Karin Schneider and Karl Haag, Freiburg , Germany.
Dr. Erwin Mayer ( Insbruk Austria )
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I am happy to give you details of our trekking trip with Ammar. We were a group of four (my wife, our daughter and her boyfriend) and we started on October 20 th from Kathmandu , flying into Lukla and trekking for 16 days up Everest base camp and Kalapattar. This was our third time of trekking in Nepal , before we had been in Langtang/Gosainkund and in the Annapurna region up to ABC, and the Everest region is certainly the most spectacular one. But, obviously, it is also the most crowded one. Ammar had been a perfect guide for us, extremely helpful in choosing the proper lodges, getting our food ready in time, and just making life as easy and entertaining as possible. Although he is young, he has a lot of experience in these regions, and, what is very helpful, a lot of friends among the locals. This can be useful: for example the boss at the airport of Lukla is his friend. You might have heard of problems arising in Lukla when the weather is bad for several days and the planes cannot fly. Then tourists are getting nervous because they might miss their international flights. And here Ammar´s friend would be very helpful and find you a place on a plane for flying out. Furthermore, Ammar´s rates are quite decent, much cheaper than when you book with one of the large trekking organizations. And finally, he managed to choose three porters for us which were the best we had. They even came back several times, after they had reached the day's destination, to help us with our own bags. I had never experienced that with other porters we had so far. Don´t hesitate to ask further questions, I am happy to answer, and had a good time there. Best wishes, and namaste (as a training for Nepal ).
13.05.2009 bis 01.06.2009
ich war mit Ammar , meinem Trekking Guide , vom 13.05.2009 bis zum 01.06.2009 auf dem Everest Base Camp Trek unterwegs. Diese Reise war ein voller Erfolg und es hat mir sehr viel Spass gemacht zusammen mit Ammar die Bergwelt zu erkunden. Ammar ist ein guter und aufmerksamer Guide und die Reise war gut organisiert. Er konnte alles wunderbar erklaeren und er hat ein gutes Fachwissen ueber die buddistische Glaubensgemeinschaft. Am Abschluss unserer Trekkingreise haben wir beide erfolgreich am Mt. Everest Marathon teilgenommen . Dank den Tipps von Ammar , konnte ich als bester Deutscher den Wettkampf beenden und somit eine sehr schoene Reise erfolgreich beenden.
Ammar ist als Trekkingguide zu empfehlen ,er ist lustig und unkompliziert , trinkt nicht und ist aufmerksam.
Michael Rosenberg (Deutsch Botschaft Kathmandu), seit 2 Jahren in Nepal
Valentina canargiu (Sargednia Italia )
" Sono stata in Nepal nell'agosto del 2009, viaggiavo da sola. Ho trovato in Ammar più di un amico, una persona attenta, onesta, preparata e istruita. Grazie a lui ho potuto vedere il Nepal come a nessun viaggiatore è concesso di vedere. E' sicuramente la scelta migliore che si possa fare se si vuole scoprire il vero spirito del Nepal e affidarsi a una professionalità di tutt'altro livello rispetto alle altre"
Boston, USA, Cell no: 410 458 2578
It’s a non-decision to head to Nepal for some hiking. The mountains are beautiful and the people are welcoming (not to mention the dollar goes a long way!). I had some time off between jobs and so I didn’t want to miss the chance to do some hiking. The real decision is finding a trekking agency to lead you through the logistics, the regulations, and, of course, the mountains. I was fortunate to come across Ammar and his company (Gokyo Treks & Expedition) while doing my own research online about the various treks, companies, prices, and standards I could expect in a trip to Nepal. Ammar was highly recommended by several former clients so I took the chance to send him an email at firstname.lastname@example.org His response was quick and intelligent and gave me further confidence in our ongoing discussions. He provided references for me to follow up with, and his prices and recommendations were fair with everything I found quoted elsewhere (including a competitor I spoke with). While, it’s impossible not to have some apprehension sending a deposit to the other side of the world, Ammar and his team have exceeded expectations and shown great customer service the entire time, and from the moment you meet them your apprehension will turn to confidence. My guide, Som, was excellent and took me on a great hike through Lang Tang. He was a great companion or the hike as well as taking care of the job of leading it. I came back from the mountains safely, and had a great trip with Som adjusting to my preferences for accommodation, day hikes, or anything else along the way. I tend to be one to want to do things myself, but the price is fair and Ammar and Som made things so painless, I was happy to pay for them to lead me through my time in Nepal.
At the time of this writing in July 2013, I am a 25 year old moving to Boston from New York as a result of a job transition. I would be happy to answer any questions about the experience (or share my advice!) and give my recommendation of Som, Ammar, and Gokyo & Expedition.