May 1, 2009


Dear Pasang,


We canít thank you enough for the wonderful time that we had trekking the Annapurna Circuit with you in March and April of 2009!  From the moment of our arrival in Kathmandu until our reluctant farewell three weeks later you took amazingly good care of us.  We know that our group of 8 older and inexperienced trekkers presented particular challenges to you as a guide.  Nevertheless, you helped us overcome the problems of unfamiliar food, strenuous walking, altitude and even an unexpected snowstorm with patience and good cheer.  We learned an incredible amount from you about the mountains, the wonderful people of Nepal, the Buddhist religion and life in general.  You prepared us well for the trek over Thorung La, which was the greatest physical challenge that several members of our group had ever undertaken.  Best of all, every day of our journey together was fun!  We would love to take another trip with you in the future and recommend strongly that any of our friends planning to trek in the Himalaya use you as their guide.  Thanks so much for a memorable experience.  We wish you and the orphanage to which you donate a significant portion of your earnings the best of luck in the future!




Scott and Ann Weigle

Seattle, Washington