Ryan (South Africa)
Pasang Dendi Sherpa is a really excellent and friendly guide. He has provided treks and peak climbs to many foreign tourists and has a great amount of useful contacts when it comes to organising lodges, equipment or transport arrangements. He has been through all the required government training as well as working previously for a company.
He took me up EBC and Kala Pattar on a 2-week trek (Jan 2004) and I found his service most professional and I also consider him now a friend. He speaks four languages (Nepali, Tibetan, Sherpa and English), which is a great help in the mountains and in the city. He knows many lodge owners, and on the trek he always made sure that I got the best room and treatment. He is personally interested in the customer, and thus the treatment is far better than that through a company. He has porter contact as well, if so required, and his overall trek charges ďare extremely competitive:ď donít waste your money on a company.
He has previously taken large groups on treks (which naturally have a lower per person cost), as well as groups of 2 and 3, and of course my self, a lone trekker. I thoroughly enjoyed the trek and his company. His stories of Himalayan ascents as well as his good knowledge of the mountains were really entertaining. His is truly a great trekking asset!