Guest Experience

Mekh, Kaji & MB # 1

I had the pleasure of doing a two and a half day hike with the above gentlemen, who were our guides and porter, for my friend and me, from March 17 to the 19th.

I can't tell you how much I enjoyed my trek with them. They are true gems, and wonderful representatives of the Nepalese people, for whom I have nothing but great respect and admiration.

Mekh was the perfect guide for me; happy, personable, fun, knowledgeable, a true bon vivant and raconteur. For this French Canadian, he was a breathe of fresh air in what was becoming an increasingly stressful vacation in Thailand and Nepal, due to the outbreak of the Coronavirus pandemic.

These three gentlemen, and the staff at Gurung Lodge and Basanta Lodge, could not do enough for my friend Rose and me. We had the best of everything, of food, service, companionship, knowledge, help and care. It broke our hearts to have to return home to Canada, as had we been able to, we would have extended our trek with them.

I shall never forget my time spent in your country, your mountains, with your excellent guides, porters, chefs, managers and everyone we met connected with Ker and Downey, even down to Sadie and the other dog (I have forgotten his name) that we met at the office, when we left our surplus luggage.

I shall recommend Ker and Downey to anyone I know wanting to do a explore Nepal in the future, when this madness is over. I hope to return myself someday, for a MUCH longer trek and I want Mekh, Kaji and MB #1 with me. It was a privilege to have met them and spent time with them.

Namaste - A grateful Canadian

Joanne Duguay
Canada