We read about the Manaslu Trek and Swiss Nepal Family in a local newspaper in Switzerland and we knew immediately that this would be our trek.
During the planning phase, Kishan replied patiently to all our questions and gave us some useful hints about Nepal. Once we arrived in Kathmandu, we felt right away that the SNF Team really cared about us and that our trip went well. The beautiful mountain scenery, the tiny villages high up in the mountain and the friendly Nepali people let us quickly forget our problems back home. We were spoilt by our guide Kharma Sherpa, the cook and the friendly porters. Even after a long hike carrying heavy bags on their backs (or rather on their heads) they were always smiling at the end of the day and prepared the campsite for us. The highlight of the trek was definitely the crossing of Larkya La pass at 5100m with the huge peaks everywhere around us.
After our 16 days trek, we wanted to "relax" a little bit in Chitwan National Park. We soon realized that the jeep safari and elephant riding with an outside temperature of 40°C was not really relaxing though...but so worth it. Where else can you see rhinos 5 meters away from you. And the elephant bath was quite refreshing.
Thank you SNFT for the great time we had in Nepal. It was the time of our life...
Cornelia and Cedrec