" We contacted Mountain Experience at the last minute on the recommendation of Russell Brice after our original trekking company folded. With very little notice they were able to arrange the exact trip we wanted - trekking to EBC, Kala Pattar and climbing Lobuche East - and also managed to provide the Sherpa we had been recommended – Pemba Tenji. Communication was always very easy with them via e-mail, phone or text, and our various airport collections and internal flight arrangements were brilliantly organised – particularly as we had to re-arrange some Lukla flights due to the weather. Chhuldim was always very accommodating with any of these changes, and nothing seemed too much trouble.
On the mountain, Pemba was our ‘fixer’, seemed to know everyone and looked after us extremely well – never stopping himself when he thought we might need things. He is also a great guy with a good sense of humour and quickly became one of us. Equipment was all good with excellent expedition tents that kept out the snow, and our climbing Sherpa, Dawa was also excellent, and welcomed us into his home for tea when we were passing.
I wouldn’t hesitate to use Mountain Experience again, and can’t really imagine using anyone else for the next one! "
" In September 2009 I contacted Chhuldim of Mountain Experience with the intention of arranging and out of season climb of Island Peak Nepal (January 2010). I found Mountain Experience a top class organisation in every way. They were highly competitive on pricing. Chhuldim took care of the peak fees, various deposits, getting and changing connecting flights and providing specialist gear. The organization has a great network of contacts all through the Khumbu Valley including; high altitude climbing Sherpa staff, porters, and lodge owners. Without exception these contacts were friendly, efficient and reliable. In fact my interactions with the staff remain a highlight of my trip to Nepal.
The organization of the acclimatisation phase and the climb went like clockwork, except we could not control the weather. I was very impressed with the professionalism of this company and recommend it as a starting point for climbing and trekking trips to Nepal. "
" Fantastic trip, perfect planning and organization for the entire trip from our arrival in Kathmandu. Thanks Ram and Chhuldim and our climbing Sherpa Rita (who had 8 Everest summits behind him) , for a great first Himalayan peak. See you next year. "
" Superbly run operation from the very start.Our Excellent guide (Ram Chandra Sunawar) who gave us the space to explore and push ourselves,yet watched out for us in everyway,and all the staff at mountain experience who made everything as easy as possible for us. I really can`t say enough about this company and wouldn`t dream of going on an expedition without them. Cho oyu next year Ram? "
" Mountain Experience was easy to communicate with via email or phone if necessary and they took care of all the details for the trip. They met us at the airport when we arrived, and they made sure we got to the airport on time for our return. We've now used Mountain Experience twice, and have been very happy with both experiences.
Our group of 3 trekkers had used Pemba in 2007 for Everest Base Camp trek and enjoyed him so much we requested him again for our 2009 Annapurna Trek.
Having a good guide is important for many reasons, and Pemba did an excellent job for us. In particular, I got a nasty head cold a few days into the trek and was miserable most of the time. Pemba took the initiative to make sure I was doing as well a possible, bringing me tea in my room, carrying my day pack and helping me pace myself for the difficult climb over the pass.
In the cities, Pemba helped us get the best shopping deals, showed us around town and helped us with our city adventures.
If you want a trekking adventure, contact Mountain Experience, tell them what you want and let them take care of the trip logistics so you can enjoy the trekking! "
" Dear Chhuldim,
This letter is to thank you for organizing an outstanding adventure for the Annapurna Sanctuary Trek. As a first time guest to Nepal, it surpassed all expectations and goals. The logistics from transportation to a unique and educational Itenerary were tailored to my specific vacation in Nepal.
The people, culture, food, and of course the hills have captured my imagination in a way that no other trip has. Usually after a trip, it is: what's next and where to. However, after experiencing Nepal and the Himalayas it is "how soon can I return." Cannot say enough.
My guide, Chhunti Sherpa, led by example. Professional in his demeanor and knowledgeable of local customs,flora and fauna; Chhunti personifies what a good guide is. He keeps the guest informed, vigilant with safety, offers encouragement, and his attention to detail makes the trip flow without worries. He should go a long way in your company as guide.
As noted above, I am sending a copy firstname.lastname@example.org so that Mr. Russell Brice may read the praise of Chhuldim Sherpa and Chhunti Sherpa. After returning home this past Monday evening, I am still trying to digest all that I did and learned. More importantly, I will keep this life changing month in Nepal close to my heart.
Again thank you. Live love, love life "