Review By Team Members
When I contacted Suman for Chadar trek this season, what appealed to me most was him listening to all my questions patiently and answering them all in best possible way, yet keeping the expectations realistic. Having done other Himalayan treks in the past and having heard quite a lot about Chadar trek's unique challenges, trust me I did have a lot of queries beginning from the trek leading, team size, to safety measures and trek equipment.
At the beginning of the trek, Suman himself came down to check our personal trek necessities to make sure we had appropriate stuff. I found it quite useful given the extreme weather and terrain conditions of Chadar trek.
On the trek itself, had a great experience. Our trek lead, Montu Singh is an able, courageous leader who was helpful and motivating. While most other groups trekking on the same dates as us, returned from sumo itself, we went to Tibb cave and attempted to go to Nerak as well (which we couldn't make unfortunately). But the credit of making that best attempt to help the team with its destination goes to him.
I also liked that HH takes smaller groups, and not a big crowd. Food served on the trek was simply yummy, best I have ever had on any trek so far. Also the equipment like tents, sleeping bags were quite good which is very important on a trek with extreme cold condition.
Shilpa Deshpande, Software Developer, Bangalore
1st I want to say our expedition of chadar trek was jabardast...😊.. If u want to explore max area with safety & good food then go with himalayan high. If HH cant go to last point, i dont think that any other agency can go ( on the same itinerary ). Last but not the least the full team including porters was very cordial...
Memorable awesome chadar trek.☺
Pankaj Deb, Government Service, Silchar, Assam
Chadar trek was my first ever trekking experience and Himalayan High ensured that it stays an awesome memory for ever.
Suman is immensely passionate about the mountains, his energy and passion in this regard is infectious. Thanks Suman for the motivation. I highly appreciate Suman's organizing and co-ordination skills right from the start till the end of the expedition.
Himalayan High is an assembly of very enthusiastic and hard working people, our trek leader Mr. Monty and trek guide Mr. Lapo were examples of it. Mr. Monty and Lapo are well trained people who are prompt at risk assessing and decision making. Also, the trek leader and trek guide ensured our safety and fun during the entire length of the trek, they kept giving us tips on tackling the biting cold of Zanskar Valley and on how to walk on it's treacherous ways.
The porters and cooking staff was amazing, they made sure that we are comfortable, warm and well nourished during the trek. The entire crew of HH was cordial and prompt in serving us. HH equipment were of good and sturdy quality, our safety was guaranteed.
Over all a very happy and content experience 😊
Kudos HH, keep up the good work!!!!
Pooja Sharma, Lawyer, Mumbai
Chadar trek was one of my dreams, and thanks to 'Himalayan High', it came true. Suman-da, a true Himalayan Hero , helped us in every situation. Our flight to Ladakh got cancelled, so he prepared a new itinerary, and that too at no extra cost. There's care, ethics and professionalism in their approach.
At some point during the trek the Chadar(frozen river) was broken. Potters didn't agree to go farther. Other parties started returning. And then comes Mr. Montu (our trek leader) who convinced and motivated the whole group to go ahead. His experience and knowledge about trekking saw us through three days of awesomeness safely.
Mr. Lapu (local guide) was jolly and witty and always kept us entertained and moral of the group high.
The cook and the potters served us all the necessities as much as humanly possible in such hostile territory. Food was good and other arrangements sufficient.
Chadar trek is once in a lifetime experience which will stay like a nostalgia lurking around the corner of memory. But it is not for the faint hearted. Conditions test the human body to their limit. But who has ever stopped the adventurous ?
Sanjoy Paul, Government Service, Silchar, Assam
The Chadar Trek was my first ever trek and i had the time of my life !!! Mr Suman, who organised the trek cleared all my doubts before joining the trek. Was very encouraging and i could relate to his passion for trekking and his knowledge that convinced n impressed me most of all.
Our trek leader Mr Montu, was extremely knowledgeable as well and he took charge when required and kept us motivated to complete our trek when we were in doubt !! He not only helped us when required but took care of us bunch of first timers,beyond his call of duty.
I would definitely recommend Himalayan High to all my friends and make them go thru safe hands of these two individuals..!!
Food and all other arrangements were excellent and beyond my expectations.. !! Even the porters were helpful n polite and willing to assist whenever required...what more could i say other than that they would be my first choice next time i trek..!!
All the best to you guys n thank you for making my trip the most memorable one ever..!!
Anjula Narayanan, Flying Crew, Mumbai