Testimonials

Testimonials - 2008

EvaLarsson Mrs & Brigitten Bertelsen Mrs.EvaLarsson Mrs & Brigitten Bertelsen Mrs.
Best Of Nepal Trip in January 2008 - from Sweden

Comments: "This is my second time in Nepal"

Johan Nordiander Mr & Mrs Mimmy Nordander Mrs.Johan Nordiander Mr & Mrs Mimmy Nordander Mrs.
Culture Tour in Nepal - January 2008 from Sweden

Comments: "Wonderful time in the Nepal Himalaya with all the Services "

Our ClientMr Gerrit Otterloo, Mr Göte Lundin, Mr Anders Bjröner, Mrs Christine Björner, Mr Erik Cedernäs, Mr Bo Skoglund, Mr Kjell Borneland, Ms Tina Höijer, Ms Ulrika Lind, Johanna Wistedt, Mr Rolf Olsson, Mrs Ritva Pesonen, Mrs Ulla Britt Sjöberg, Mrs Ingrid Winblad, Johana Finnstrom Ms, Camilla kirvesniemi Ms & Mari Ms.
Nepal & India Buddhist Pilgrim Tour in January 2008 - from Sweden

Comments: It is with this letter that we highly recommend Adventure Treks Nepal and all its employees.
First of all, every request forwarded in advance of our arrival was taken into account in the final programme received on arrival at Delhi airport. During the trip it turned out to be no problem to make minor changes to the program.
On the subject of Cultural Tours/Buddhist Tour, professional expertise was arranged which gave an extra touch of quality to the programme. We have to complement Mr.Gyan Karki on the choice of guide, whose knowledge of country, culture and people by far exceeded our expectations. Most important thought is his sense of humor and understanding the needs of his guests, making the perfect match.
His language skills are superb.
The quality of the driver was in every respect good. Safe driving and awareness to the comfort of his passengers were his top priorities. Availability of the car was always good.
Coordination between guide and driver was good, showing team work.
Choice of accommodation was Very good and tasteful, including some very nice hotel.
General Service was also good and all special wishes were granted.
Therefore we highly recommend "Adventure Treks Nepal" yo any traveler looking for a high level of comfort and quality.

Ulf Magnus Brasjo Mr, Rut Carin Callerholm Mrs, Staffan Nils Magnus Brasjo Mr., Ellinor Linda Maria Braseo Mrs, Yiva Linnea Helena Brasjo Mrs, Fredrik Mattias Burehall Mr
(Ghorepani Poonhill/Chomrong Trekking).
Ulf Magnus Brasjo Mr, Rut Carin Callerholm Mrs, Staffan Nils Magnus Brasjo Mr., Ellinor Linda Maria Braseo Mrs, Yiva Linnea Helena Brasjo Mrs, Fredrik Mattias Burehall Mr 06 Pax Comments: "We, the Brasjo-Callerholm-Burehall family, 6 persons aged 18 - 58, spent 2 weeks in Nepal trekking in the Annapurna region. The trip was arranged in an excellent way by Mr Kjell Borneland from Swed-Asia together with Adventure Treks Nepal. Especially we would like to recommend our dear guide Gyanendra Karki, who suggested the final route, assisted us in Kathmandu, accompanied us to Pokhara and was our pathfinder, guide and translator during the marvellous trek high up in the Annapurnas. Thanks to Gyanendra we got to learn about the nature, culture and the daily living of people in the mountain villages we passed during our unforgettable trek. We also appreciated Gyanendra's flexibility when a few changes needed to be done and obviously Gyanendra was very familiar with the locals, having many friends, which also benefitted us, not feeling as intruders, when accompanied by him. It is a pure pleasure to recommend Mr Gyanendra as a guide for ventures like this in Nepal With Adventure.
Ulf Brasjö with family
Stockholm, Jan 18, 2008"
Sweden

Mrs Ritva PesonenMrs. Ritva Pesonen
(Swedish) Culture Tour.January 2008

Comments:I had wonderful time in Nepal for 2 week with "Adventure Treks Nepal"

Lollo Vestlund
Lollo Vestlund, 01 Pax (Swedish) Culture Tour & Ghorepani Trekking. January 2008

Comments:
It was excellant Services.

Mr. Borneland Kjell (Swedish) 01 PaxMr. Borneland Kjell (Swedish)
Culture Tour & Trekking Tatopani in February 2008 - from Sweden

Comments: Always good time in Nepal wit Adventure Treks Nepal.

Anna Maria Susanna , Ann Margaretha Nilsson (Swedis)Anna Maria Susanna , Ann Margaretha Nilsson (Swedis)
Kathmandu-Pokhara Tour.

Comments: It was good trip.

Jan Vajnorsky 02 Pax. SweitzerlandJan Vajnorsky - from Sweitzerland

Dudhkunda Trekking (March 31-20 April 2008)

Comments: It was good trip.

Chen ye - from Singapore
Annapurna Circuit (March 30-April 20 2008).

Comments: Very Good time in Nepal With Adventure Treks Nepal.

Carl Johan X 04 Pax.Carl Johan
Jomsom Muktinath Trekking, Rafting Chitwen,( April 23 -May 09 2008)

Comments: We can recommend Gyan karki and his Firm highly. They are very reliable and give an individual and personal service. We felt they were very concerns about giving us a pleasant holiday. They are skilful and experienced, We will use this firmu next time going back.
Regards
Carl, Bengtsson, Borneland & Olofsson

Gudrun - from Austria
Annapurna Circuit. April 11-April 26 2008

Comments: Hallo Gyan,
Gudrun wir sind wieder gut zu Hause angekommen aber in Gedanken immer noch beiunserem Trek um die Annapurna. Die Tour hat uns sehr gut gefallen.
Nochmals vielen Dank für die sehr gute Organisation des Treks und deranschließenden Besichtigungen im Kathmandu Tal. Herzliche Gruesse undvielen Dank auch an unseren Guide Bhuwan und Traeger Ramesh. Wie bereitsvor zwei Jahren beim Gokyo Trek hatten sie alle Situationen im Griff undwir hatten wieder viel Spass miteinander.
Die herrlichen Landschaften, die hohen, schneebedeckten Berge vor demblauen Himmel und die Doerfer mit den freundlichen Menschen haben uns sehrbeeindruckt. Wir offen, dass diese positiven Eindruecke noch lange in unserhalten bleiben.
Deine Argentour zeichnet sich durch zuverlaessige, kompetente und sehrpersoenliche Betreung aus und wir empfehlen sie daher gerne weiter.
Namaste und viele liebe Grueße
Gudrun und Fritz Hackl
Austria

Mark - from Germany.
Gokyo-Chola Pass-Everest Base Camp- Island Peak. May 05-May 25 2008.

Comments: Mark from Germany Lieber Gyan B. Karki,
nachdem wir beide gestern nochmals die Fotos von unserer Nepal-Reise betrachtet haben, möchten wir uns auch auf diesem Wege nochmals sehr herzlich bedanken.
Die Organisation unserer Reise sowohl im Vorfeld als auch während unseres Nepal-Aufenthalts war hervorragend, wir haben immer das Gefühl gehabt, willkommen zu sein, und es wurde auf alle unsere individuellen Wünsche Rücksicht genommen. Unser Guide Gyanendra Karki war sehr motiviert all unsere Wünsche zu erfüllen, wobei es sicherlich auch schwierig ist die Bedürfnisse der einzelnen Reisenden immer richtig einzuschätzen. Unser Porter(guide), der sympathische Sangam Shrestha, hat mit bestechender Detailkenntnis und vielfältigen Informationen zu jedem Berg glänzen können, was uns sehr beeindruckt hat.
Bei den täglichen Wanderungen wurde sehr genau darauf geachtet, daß die jeweilige Schlafhöhe im Vergleich zum Vortag nicht höher als ca. 500m lag, was eine sehr gute Akklimatisierung nach sich zog und sehr angenehm war.
Die logistische Planung unserer Expedition auf den Island Peak (6160m) war hervorragend. Durch das Engagement des Climbing Guides Mr. Yam Bahadur Mukhiya , einem erfahrenen Bergführer, fühlten wir uns auf der herausfordernden Besteigung des Island Peaks immer sicher und gut umsorgt. Man konnte eindeutig sehen, daß er sein Handwerk verstand. Er und Adventure Treks Nepal haben uns somit zu dem einmaligen Erlebnis verholfen auf einem 6000er zu stehen, was wir nie in unserem Leben vergessen werden.
Die gesamte Organisation von Mr. Gyan B. Karki war ausgezeichnet, er war immer für uns da und auch Last Minute Umplanungen von unserer Seite, wie z.B Umbuchung von Flügen (Rückflug aus Lukla) stellten kein Problem dar. Ein anderes Beispiel ist auch die Organisation und Hilfe am Anfang unseres Trips via Kathmandu nach Bhutan, welche nicht einmal zum Arrangement gehörte, das wir über Adventure Treks Nepal gebucht hatten. Soviel Einsatz, Flexibilität und Professionalität haben wir bisher selten erlebt.
Wir haben die Reise nach Nepal sehr genossen. Wer flexible Guides in einem kleinen gut organisierten Team sucht, ist hier genau richtig. Bei Adventure Trecks Nepal wird man nicht abgefertigt, wie in einer großen Reisegruppe, sondern die individuellen Bedürfnisse und Wünsche der einzelnen Reisenden steht im Vordergrund und daher können wir Adventure Treks Nepal nur von Herzen empfehlen.

Mit besten Grüßen aus Aachen
DR. MARION I. MENZEL AACHEN, GERMANY
MARK FLECKEN, M.SC.

RichardRichard from UK
Annapurna Base Camp May 04-May 15 2008.

Comments: I always trust this company.

Tommy - fom Sweden
Tyangboche Trekking May 09-May 14 2008.

Tommy 02 Pax SwedishComments: We would like to thank you for organizing our trek in Nepal. There are no words to describe our time in your beautiful country. First we must congratulate you and your staff. The porters, assistant and guide were truly the best in the world. They treated us with kindness. We learned so much from them. They helped us every step of the way. They were always smiling. They are among the kindest people we have ever met. Gyanendra is a wonderful guide. He is so caring. so knowledgeable, so talented and we truly consider him a member of our family forever. We were sad to leave your country, but we have memories to last a lifetime. We are already trying to plan when we can return. We will tell everyone we meet about your outstanding company. Please take care of yourself.
Sincere regards,
Tommey & Matties

Mortimar - from UK
Golden Tringle Tour in India. May 24- May 31 2008.

Comments: Hi Gyan,
I have just returned from Nepal back to the UK and want to thank you for organising my holiday when I were in (India) Nepal. You made sure that everything was taken care of and my holiday ran smoothly.
I will be recommending for everyone Adventure Treks Nepal.
Mortimar

Judith - from UK
Everest Base Camp April 05 - April 22 2008

Judith 02 Pax UK Comments: Hey Kim and Gyan, how are you two? I guess you are both out on treks again. We wanted to thank you both for such a fantastic experience. As you know for Kiwi's who have been brought up on stories of Sir Ed in Nepal to go to Everest base camp is a pilgrimage 2nd to none. It was so much more than we expected – the majesty and challenge of Nepal is amazing. Adventure treks Nepal really made the trip a success, firstly with such a welcoming arrival and then with Kim as our guide who gave us every opportunity to get to base camp. Other guides weren't taking their clients on extra acclimatisation walks in the afternoons (that's why we call Kim the smiling assassin!) or giving the right advice on what to eat and drink like Kim did with us. Beru did a great job as a porter too, always smiling as he carried all our clothing to the next stop, even when we decided to combine 2 days into one to get back to Lukla a day early he kept on going without a word of complaint. We feel we had the best of service and companionship. Thanks for that !

Thomas ApplebyThoman Appleby
Chola pass Everest Base Camp May 12-June 2008.
Comments: Dear Gyan and all Adventure Family,
Our trip to Nepal was truly an adventure. The trip was such a success, we will certainly consider a future trip to Nepal with Adventure Treks Nepal. Thank you for such a great adventure!
Your friends,
Mr Thomas Appleby & Ms Emma

Razzi- from Italia
Annapurna Circuit May 16-May 30 2008
Comments: Very best time in Nepal together with Adventure Treks Nepal.

Livia and AndrewLivia and Andrew from Australia
Ghorepani Punhill Trekking June 31 2008- 08-July 2008

Comments: Hi Gyan and Gyandra, Just wanted to say the biggest thank you for your helpfulness, fantastic organization, kindness and one of the best memories of our lives! We really enjoyed our trek (although way too short) and we'll surely come back for more and use your company. The service we received was second to none and we are still moved by your kindness and personal touches. The knowledge of the people, the country and the land was extremely comprehensive, the days were fun and flexible and the 'roasties' and chicken were the best ever eaten. And best of all, in the end we did see some mountains! Furthermore, thank you for organizing our trip to the Taj Mahal on such short notice - it was a fantastic day, unbelievable sights and again, great service.Thank you from the bottom of our hearts and hopefully see you again soon,
Livia and Andrew

Nadia Lazo - from USA
Everest Base Camp August 03 2008 - August 19 2008

Comments: Thank you so much for all the good attention and care of the agency in arranging the trip. The guide was so helpful and all the prompt response to our emails was most excellent. I had a wonderful time.
Best Regards,
Nadia

Geanie Leo - from USA
Everest Base Camp October 05 2008 - October 19 2008
Geanie Leo X 02 USAComments: Dear Gyan,
Thanks so much for a great trip. Travis and I had a wonderful time while in Nepal. We would be happy to provide a reference for any of your future customers. As for our testimony, here are our thoughts:
We were very pleased with using Adventure Treks Nepal. This was the first time my husband and I had been to Nepal and we were a bit nervous booking over the internet. However, the references they provided us prior to making our decision were excellent and ATN definitely lived up to our expectations.
From the moment we arrived in Kathmandu, ATN was there to greet us and show us around. When our flight to Lukla was cancelled due to bad weather, ATN made sure we were taken care of and booked us into a very nice hotel. After spending the rest of the day showing us around Kathmandu, they also ensured that we got on a flight the next day.
We went trekking on the Everest Base Camp trail. The food and accommodations were very nice. When I felt ill from the altitude, our guide rearranged our schedule and allowed my husband to continue trekking, while I rested. Our guide was always willing to answer our questions about the history of Nepal and his English was excellent.
Upon returning to Kathmandu, the company owner invited us over to his house to enjoy the local cuisine. This was very generous and we felt right at home. We could not have asked for a better guide company. We would highly recommend using Adventure Treks Nepal!
Thanks,
Geanie Leo & Travis Leo

Chris - from Canada

Comments: To whom it may concern:
If you are considering a holiday with Adventure Treks Nepal I am happy to say that, when I trekked The Annapurna Circuit in Oct 2008 the company could not have done any more to make it the most fantastic adventure. They were incredibly professional and, in particular, understanding, (and very patient!), after all my trekking partners had to cancel at short notice.
I found the whole package very good value and all the people I had dealings with, be it Gyan who organised it, Ramesh my excellent guide for 18 days and the driver Ika were all very friendly, did what they said they would do and helped to make it probably the best trip I have ever done.
It is always a slight concern dealing with a company abroad when you have not met them before and having now so successfully completed the tour and had such a wonderful time I will be more than happy to recommend Adventure Treks Nepal to anyone who is thinking of visiting that wonderful country. Please feel free to contact me if you need any information or reassurance and I will happily help in any way I can.
Regards
Chris Lewis

Katharine - from Sweden
Annapurna Base Camp With Chitwan national park October 17 2008 - November 03 2008

Katharine X 02 Sweden Comments: It was really wonderful. Adventure Treks Nepal had arranged everything very well, given us two very nice people (one guide, one porter), and we made friends with them. The scenery was fantastic, and we had mostly good weather. It was an experience that we will always remember. Mr Khim is a brillient Guide.
Regards,
Anne & Katharine.

Cheung Pak Chuen - from Hongkong
Cheung Pak Chuen from Hongkong Everest Base Camp Trekking October 28 2008 - November 17 2008

Comments: A special thanks to you Mr Karki for a wonderful trip that you organized. You can be rest assured that I will recommend Adventure Treks Nepal to any & all of my friends who want to visit Nepal.
Best Regarsds,
Pak & Kam Chuen

Paul & group from UK
Annapurna Base Camp November 23 2008 - Dec 07 2008

.Paul X 04 Pax UK Comments: We had a wonderfully organised trip to Nepal and ABC. In advance every effort was made to deal with all our requests, which made life much easier. Once in Nepal it was no problem to make changes we wanted to the program.

- The City Tour of Kathmandu was very professional and just right.
- We were driven everywhere always on time and good standard of driving
- Gyan's language skills are very good
- The trek was super, well organised, good standard of lodges and food
- The porters and guide were great and very funny at times
- All staff were extremely helpful and this makes for a very relaxed and enjoyable trip
- The little personal touches were especially well received compared to using a large trekking company

In particular I would recommend Mr Gyan Karki on his knowledge of the country, explanations of culture, and for his professionalism and reliability. No request or change to the schedule is too much and he will ensure you have a high quality trip
Thank you Gyan and Namaste, we hope to see you again.

Paul, Mike, Gerry and Tony – ABC trek November/December 2008

Marco & Friend from France
Marco X 02 France Annapurna Circuit August 27 2008 - September 18 2008

Comments:We would lke to thank Adventure Treks Nepal who organized my trip and always being their for me for our trip. your services and friendliness was outstanding. and we would especially like to thank our guide Bhuwan for all he has done for us on our trek. thank you all for a trip we will fondly remember for the rest of our life.

Best Regards,
Marco & Leila

Pawel - from Polland
Pawel from PollandAnnapurna Base Camp, Rafting & Chitwan National park October 11 2008 - October 30 2008

Comments: Adventure Treks Nepal was great - They sent us a preset itinerary for the trek and told us that we could customize it to whatever we wanted to do. Since it was our first time to Nepal, We went with what had suggested. We had 10 days total in Nepal and was wonderful. We really wand to give thanks all the peoples at Adventure Treks Nepal.

Sincerly,
Pawel & Dominika

Borneland X 01 SwedenBorneland - from Sweden
Kathmandu-Pokhara. (Dec 20 2008-Jan 07 2009)

Comments: I have no idea how many times I have traveled with Adventure Treks Nepal.

Faucon Patrick X 02 Faucon Patrick & Albert - from Holland + France
Everest Base Camp from Jiri Via Cho-la Pass & Island Peak October 23 2008 - November October 19 2008
Comments:
Thank you for everything.
Faucon & Albert

Mayte - from Spain
Annapurna Circuit November 06 2008 - November 25 2008

Comments: Hi Mr Karki,
We would like to thank you very much for making our trek an unforgettable experience. We can also thank you on behalf of our friends, who were together with us on this trip.

Ma-Ma-Mi-ya
Mayte & Carlos

Lars X 02Lars and Friend - from Sweden
Ghorepani Trekking , Rafting & Chitwan National park October 06 2008 - October 16 2008

Comments: Thank you so much for the Ghorepani Punhill Trekkig. It was an unforgetable experience and your company made it very enjoyable for me. Our guids is fantastic and everything went smoothly. Punhill was absolutly amazing.

Thank you again for giving me this amazing journey.
Love,
Lars & Ingrid.

David & Hayley Myers
Myers David X 02 Pax Ghorepani Punhill Trekking Nov 19 2008- 29 Nov 2008

Comments: Dear Gyan and Gyanendra,
We thank you very much for the wonderful time we spent trekking and sightseeing in Nepal. Gyanendra and our porter, Songam, were always helpful, friendly and put our interests first. Gyanendra is a very experienced tour guide and manages the job like a true professional. It is no wonder that he is in high demand.
Gyan, we would also like to give you special thanks for taking great care of us and ensuring that we got home safe and sound when we had to leave early due to a family emergency. You went above and beyond the call of duty to help us in our time of need and for that we will always be grateful. With fantastic service like that, you have won our trust and respect for Adventure Treks Nepal.
We have no hesitation in recommending Adventure Treks Nepal to family, friends and anybody else that is thinking of travelling that way. Gyan, we wish you and all the team the very best of luck and success for the future.
Yours sincerely,
David & Hayley Myers

Kittisbhon Trisara and Friends - from Thailand
Jomsom Trekking with Chitwan national Park Nov 14 2008- Nov 28 2008
Kittisbhon Trisara X 12 Pax Thailand
Comments: Dear Gyan ,
We can truthfully say that we have had the best experience in our life with your tour company. We booked the Jomsom Trekking at the beginning after that because of your services we booked chitwan and nagarkot. Our Guide Bhuwan took the worry away and replaced it with experienced and friendly staff who made our trip to your beautiful country one of our most memorable. We are coming back in the future. We would rate your company one of the best.
The guide and porter were absolutely wonderful, The guide had so much knowledge and explained to us about the culture and history of Nepal as well as everything about the tour, from the animals and vegetation to the ways of the people and the mountain life.
We have no hesitation to recommand this company.
Namaste !
Trisara, Umarat, Jeerapa, Phanida, Ratchanee, Wongthianlai, Saowaluck, Monthjra, Apynia, Sawanid, Primporn, Nantaporn.

Rossini Pierangela Maria and Friend
Rossini Pierangela
Comments: Durante le vacanze di Natale, il periodo da tutti sconsigliato per il freddo, abbiamo vissuto un esperienza bellissima, la prima volta in Nepal, il trekking al Campo Base dell'Everest. Scegliere l'Agenzia non e stata cosa facile, poi grazie al suggerimento di un'Amica, Elena, ci siamo rivolti a Adventure Treks Nepal. La scelta e stata vincente. Siamo stati trattati benissimo, hanno scelto per noi sempre gli accomodamenti migliori e grazie alla simpatia e professionalita ci hanno fatto vivere un esperienza che non potremo mai dimenticare. La nostra Guida Gyanendra si e rivelata molto di piu di una guida, ma un amico e un un compagno di viaggio eccezionale, attento a ogni esigenza, ogni suo consiglio e stato prezioso. Un grazie particolare alla nostra guida Jit che ha allietato le nostre giornate con il suo sorriso e la sua simpatia.

Ellinor Broms X 01 Pax Volunteering in Nepal as a Teacher for 03 Months.
Ellinor Broms X 01 Pax Volunteering in Nepal as a Teacher for 03 Months.
Comments: Ellinor's Experiences
16 November 2008

Vilken dag. Jag känner en sadan tacksamhet över att fa uppleva allt detta. En liten bit av mig stannar i det här landet och hos dess människor. En liten bit av dem tar jag med mig hem. Sa'n glädje, sa'n vänlighet och sa'n generositet. Tidigt i gryningen kommer Gyan och chauffören Eka i Mercedesen. Vi aker till Lakeside och äter frukost pa Bella Napoli. Se'n drar vi. Söderut. Gyan är född i en liten by som heter Syangja. När vi lämnat Pokhara tar vi oss sa smaningom uppför smala, slingrande serpentinvägar. Hur Eka kan manövrera den stora, tunga Mercedesen är nagot som övergar mitt förstand. Men han lyckas ta knivskarpa kurvor och köra över grova stenar och genom mindre vattendrag utan att det känns ett dugg oroligt. Kor, hundar, getter, hönor, människor, alla manövrar han lugnt förbi, med en harsman emellan ibland. Möten med andra bilar! Vi har mötesplatser vi, här kör man ut i kanten sa mycket det gar, jag begriper inte hur en stor buss och var Mercedes kan mötas. Eka är lika lugn vad som än händer. En gang, bara en gang, blir han lite upprörd, det är när en stor sten skvätter upp i underredet. Det later farligt. Men inget händer.

Det finns ingen körbar väg fram till Syangja. Byn har ingen elektricitet och inget vatten framdraget. Men man haller pa att bygga en väg och vi hoppas kunna köra sa langt som möjligt. Vi försöker. En bit är nygrusad. Sedan blir det djupa hjulspar och brant backe (typ Sandvik). Inte ens Eka ger sig pa detta uppdrag. Dags att börja ga.

Gyan har fyra bröder och tva systrar. En bror är kvar hemma i Syangja, de andra bor nu i Kathmandu. När Gyan var 18-19 ar lämnade han byn efter avslutat college som ligger en och en halvtimmes promenad fran byn. Han sa till sin far, jag behöver 100 rupies (ca 10 kr) för att aka till Kathmandu. Lite till bussen och lite till en dahl baht pa vägen. I Kathmandu fanns nagon som kunde hjälpa honom vidare. Gyan blev den förste att lämna sin by. Han tog sig fram, och driver nu med framgang en resebyra i Kathmandu, med manga kontakter världen runt. Swedasia Travel, (Adventure Treks Nepal) som arrangerar min vistelse här, är hans främsta samarbetspartner. Tack vare Google och Swedasia Travel är jag här! Vid sidan av resebyraverksamheten driver Gyan även hjälparbete pa landsbygden, kanske framförallt i sin egen by. Han har startat en hjälporganisation som heter OPEN, se länken för mer information. Vi diskuterar en del runt hur hjälparbete ska se ut och enas om att pengar maste ges för att generera egen kraft hos mottagarna, inte bara passivt tas emot i väntan pa nästa gava. Da hjälper det inte pa riktigt.

URL: http://www.open.org.np

Efter en rejäl promenad genom djungelaktig skog (här finns det tiger!) öppnar sig en djup dal framför oss, terrasserade kullar och berg i oändlighet och de snöklädda bergen i fjärran. Det är bara att dra efter andan, förstulet torka sina tarar och le mot alla människor som plötsligt star framför oss vid toppen av stigen. Jag blir alldeles överrumplad. Hela byn är församlad för att ta emot oss. Jag blir överhöljd av malas, ryggen kroknar nästan under tyngden, den röda färgen täcker i stort sett hela min panna efter alla tikkas jag far, och en stor sjal läggs runt mitt huvud och axlar. Nu kan jag verkligen den här ritualen! Folkmassan föser mig vänligt fram mot den högtidligt smyckade skolgarden. Alla skrattar med och at mig. De sma barnen tittar allvarligt med stora ögon. Jag är den 21:e svenska personen i byn nagonsin. Sa sitter vi. Och sitter. Pratar, pratar och pratar. Jag ler mest, men ger mig ocksa pa lite nepali. Det är populärt, helt klart. Lyckas säga att nu är jag nepalesisk gift kvinna och mycket glad. Det är kul! Jag sitter pa hedersplatsen och byns äldre kvinnor sitter bredvid mig. Den äldsta kvinnan i byn är 93 ar gammal. Det gar nog tre av henne pa min vikt. Vi sitter. Folk donar runt omkring, Gyan förbereder överlämnande av donationer fran Lifeport. Sa börjar dansen! Ett par av de äldre kvinnorna börjar dansa den traditionella nepalesiska dansen, liknande indisk tempeldans fast enklare. De dansar till trumma och tamburinliknande instrument. Det dröjer inte länge förrän jag dras upp, det är bara att hänga pa! Lite improvisation fixar allt! Det drar manga skratt, jag bryr mig inte om att fundera pa varför! En vit jättekvinna i nepalkläder som försöker göra graciösa handrörelser och snurra….ja, ja. Lite far man bjuda pa. Bakom oss finns en stor banderoll med skolans namn, Gabor Kovacs och OPEN. Allt är välordnat. Gyan talar och delar sedan ut pengar och diplom. Alla barnen far tikka. Byborna är stolta över sin skola och visar mig runt i byggnaderna. Man har precis ställt i ordning ett nytt rum som ska fungera som Medical Clinic. Gyans tanke är att en av lärarna ska läras till att kunna hantera enklare sjukdomsfall själv. Det är langt till närmaste läkare. Det finns visioner!

Tiden kommer. Dvs, vi dricker te och pratar en stund till. Till sist tackar rektor oss för allt och sänder ett särskilt tack till Gabor Kovacs. I väskan har jag en flaska Sancho fran Lifeport, den far rektor i present. Nu lämnar vi skolan. Hand i hand med en av kvinnorna dras jag vidare i byn. Hem till kvinnan i den röda blusen. Där är det kalas! Kyckling, curry gjord pa gurka (urgod!) och en söt friterad brödring av rismjöl. Till detta serveras – Tuborg! Jovisst! Tuborg tillverkas pa licens i Nepal. Det smakar gudomligt i värmen. Vi sitter. Pratar. Skrattar. Kvinnan i den röda blusen kysser mig pa kinden. Sedan gar vi hem till nästa familj. Sitter. Pratar. Äter frukt. Vi fortsätter till Gyans mamma. Pappan är död sedan manga ar. Enligt traditionen far en änka inte gifta om sig. Änkan känns igen pa det svarta halsbandet. Men Gyans mamma har fem söner, jag har inga! Voj, voj. Vem ska ta hand om Per och mig pa alderns höst? Jag far se djuren, grödorna och marken runt huset. Pa fasaden hänger tva bikupor. Bikupan är en urholkad stock, fastlimmad med nagonting i bada ändar. Sma hal här och var. Intressant. Hundkojan är tom. Det sägs att hunden är tagen av tigern. Och här gar jag! Vi dricker varm mjölk. Snart är det dags att ta farväl och börja vandringen tillbaks till bilen. Grönskan runtomkring. Ljuden. Faglar. Insekter, snacka om ljudmatta. Det luktar lite rök och jord. Lite fuktig luft under träden. Stora, stora risfält när vi kommer ur skogen, terrasser sa langt ögat nar. Vi har gatt nästan en och en halv mil idag. När vi kommit ett stycke med bilen öppnar sig landskapet igen. De snöklädda topparna vilar stadigt i eftermiddagens falnande ljus.

Jag somnar som ett barn pa kvällen.
Upplagd av Ellinor kl.

Sten mattsson   Friends
Sten mattsson
Dear Gyan, This is just a quick note to thank you for all your help with our trip to Nepal. We had the most fantastic time. All the flights ran very smoothly and particular thanks for helping us during our stay in nepal.
We have returned to Sweden with very happy memories of your wonderful country.
With best wishes
Sten mattsson
Oct 2008