It was trully an incredible and amazing experience from Day 1. Mr Ganesh and Mr Gautam (our porter/guide) received us at the airport and chartered us to our hotel safely. Mr Ganesh gave us a warm welcome with flower garlands and his jovial nature put us at ease. He explained our itinerary and ensured that our porters/guides, Mr Gautam and Mr Sunil, would render help where help would be needed. And delivered that promise they did. They were really hands-on. They were very punctual, very courteous and polite. Communications with Mr Gautam and Mr Sunil were excellent. During the trek, they would communicate with other porters/guides to know the situation upfront and they relayed the messages to us. This was very important in my opinion especially so when it was D-Day to summit ABC from Deurali. The weather did not permit us to proceed as planned. Mr Gautam and Mr Sunil told us of the worst case scenario should we decided to proceed. Taking their vast experience into account during our decision making, we decided it would be best to descend instead of ascend. And that was the best choice ever after hearing news of the conditions up there. Mr Gautam and Mr Sunil really had our safety as their upmost priority.
With our sudden change of plans, they arranged for our accomodation swiftly. Our porters/guides are indeed our heroes!
ABC has to wait.. I will be back and would definitely look for Adventure White Himalaya and these 2 wonderful heroes to be part of my unfinished business.
Well done Team!
– Martini Abdul Talib (Team SANTANA)