Mukhiya Gurung
was hired on our behalf by a fellow Canadian residing in Kathmandu. As first time trekkers in Nepal and unfamiliear with the terrain and local customs, we were delighted in having Muhkina as our guide during our twelve days if trekking. His love and enthusiasm for his country is testament to his knowledge and experience in guiding. Always willing to show and explain the ....
                           Rod & Jenice Dyck

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Mukhiya Gurung
( Snow Monkey )

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    Thorong Pass Trek

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It was the cold afternoon in the Manang Valley, 15th February 1992, when I saw a trekking Troup getting back their way for not daring to cross the THORONG PASS. On the very moment, from the same Troup, there came an American MR. MICHEL who seems to be wondering, finding the way to cross it. I went near by him, and once he asked me if i could cross the Pass or if i could help him crossing it. "YES i can" that was my short and instantly returned answer to him. Seems like he was a bit more interested...

The very next moment, it was my job to find the Hiking Shoes on Rent. Knowing my intentions, he offer me to lend his normal Sports shoe if i can try with that. Again it was my answer "YES". He was noticing my every activities out there. Soon it began heavy snow falling, i was on my job to cross the Thorong Pass and at last, i got the Victory. With my full excitement, i was jumping all around the snow, easting my hunger, my thirst with snow. Suddenly i heard him shouting at me.. Hey !! you r just like a 'Snow MONKEY'.. and it was the moment i was honored by the name.. and it goes on.                              Photo of Mukhiya Gurung (Snow Monkey)

Things needed to Trek :
Hat, Glove, Warm Jacket, Pants, Sleeping Bag, Rain Gear, Sun Screen Glasses, good Trekking Shoes/Boots, Snow gater, Water bottle, Water Purifier, Medial Kit                             .... More >>
Acclimatization :
Open Your Eyes, Enjoy the View, Walk Slowly, Catch in your Breath, Drink a lot of water, If you have Nausea, headache, do not go higher keep your eyes on your friends guide and porters. If they get sick help them. Do not leave                 .... More >>


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