Amazing trek to tsumvalley and manaslu with Prakash
Hey, so we did the Manaslu Circuit including Tsum Valley starting in May with Himalaya Hub, they were incredibly welcoming and warm from the get go on arrival from Le airport. Very reasonable prices compared to other competitors, and adjusted everything to our wishes.
Our guide, Prakash Dhakal, at the very least, was a legend. Don't think you could've asked for a better man. In every sense he was willing to help out with everything, we went through a few hiccups along the way (nothing to do with the company but caused entirely by myself and my friend) and Prakash just dealt with it professionally and patiently. He was full of great information about the circuit and ranges and was consistently there for us in every way shape and form. We experienced almost every weather condition and it was an absolute blast the whole way through. If you do get him, consider yourself lucky, you'd be a fool to pass up on the man.
The trek, 100% of the way, is worth doing, as my first glimpse of Nepal you really can't pass up on the opportunity to see this circuit; the people, villages and sights is a constant wonder and will keep me coming back to Nepal consistently. But in a restricted area getting a guide that is right is pretty damn important, and Himalaya Hub Adventure should be proud to know they have hired the right man for the job.
18 days is a long time to spend with someone you've just met, that is what went through my mind on the first day. We may have started off as clients but most importantly at the end of the trip, when we parted ways, we parted as friends.