Thank you Nava for the excellent trek in the Himalayas. We visited Nepal to see our daughter who was in a study abroad program as part of her University studies and hoped to see some of the country side while we were there. She had met with Nava and set up an amazing trip for us. All the details were arranged, our accommodations were clean and comfortable, and our guide Pancha led us on an amazing journey.
We visited in early December, which is late in the trekking season, but ideal for us as we enjoyed the clear fresh air and less crowds than you might find during the high season. One drawback was that some of the teahouses had already closed for the season, but Pancha knew those that would be open and would meet our requirements. We enjoyed hearty meals, warm hospitality from the Tibetan families that run the tea houses, and comfortable rooms. Note that indoor heating is rare in the mountains (or in Kathmandu for that matter) but Pancha made sure we had our meals at the owner's dinner table that was heated by a tray of hot coals from underneath.
Pancha was very knowledgeable and friendly; we especially enjoyed his respectful and reverent tour of the monastery in Kagbeni. When our daughter wanted to visit the less traveled village of Lubra on our return route, Pancha knew the best trail and found the only teahouse still open for lunch. This type of local knowledge is invaluable.
Our bus ride up to Jomsom was an interesting experience and opportunity to see the countryside and the plane ride back from Jomsom was quite a thrill! I would highly recommend Nepal Environmental Treks and Expedition.