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Bruno Walker

Gokyo Chola Pass EBC Group Trek, EBC Chola Pass Gokyo Trek

This was my second trek in Nepal. I knew my guide Ramesh Duwadi from two years ago, as well as Bharat Sapkota who now manages Breakfree Adventure Travel. From planning all the details through online chats and e-mails, I could not have asked for better or more responsive service.

I started the trek with my friend Dennis who, unfortunately, had to drop out after 6 days of struggling with sleeplessness caused by altitude sicknes. We took him to the hospital in Lukla. Bharat was able to get him on a flight to Kathmandu and on to the U.S. the same day. For the rest of the trip, Ramesh and our porter Suria continued to do everything possible to make my experience unforgettably beautiful. Suria always had a welcoming smile when we talked, particularly when I struggled up the infamous Chola Pass. When I had to change the itinerary because bronchitis prevented my from going to Gorak Shep, Ramesh helped me by carrying my day pack for the rest of the trip. When we got to Lukla, hoping to fly out, we got stuck for 7 days because of dense fog. Ramesh made sure I lacked no comfort available.

I wish Bharat, Ramesh and Suria all the best and am grateful for all the excellent service and support I received. I also wish Bharat a lifetime of happiness with his bride. They will be married at the end of the month.

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