Royal Dutch Alpine Club (NKBV)
To whom it may concern
Since 1995, I have been working with Trekking Agency "Kailash Himalaya Trek" under the very reliable management of director Mr. Santa Subba and one of his sirdars Mr. Kitap Tamang.
I organized the majority of those treks as Tour leader for the Royal Dutch Alpine Club.
I did the follwoing treks with them:
1995: Everest- trek from Jiri with Kala Patar
1996: Makalu- trek to Makalu base-camp and top high ridge about it
1998: Around Dhaulagiri
1999: Kanchenjunga trek to north-and south base-camp
2000: Everest Traverse with Kongma-La, Cho-La and Renjo-La, Kala Patar and Gokyo-Ri
2001: Around Manaslu
2003: Upper Arun Trek
During all those treks we had Kitap Tamang as our sirdar. His loyalty, strength and creative thinking are really unbelievable.
As an example, just a few problems he solved during the treks mentioned above.
~ Evacuation of a member with a broken leg. She was carried out during 7 days
~ Porter "Strikes" solved in a good way for both parties
~ Alternative bivac due to bad weather at high altitude organized in a simple and successful way
~ Evacuation of a member with acute AMS. Immediately she was carried to lower altitude with good result
~ On a few treks, we had some member with AMS symptoms. They were offered an alternative trek, at lower altitude in the same area, in such a way that the group could meet each other again in that area.
~ Finding an alternative path in several cases because of landslide etcetera.
This proves that, Kitap is able to solve all kinds of problems in a superb harmony and a good sense of humor with the foreigners, the Nepali staff and porters. This way, he is capable to avaoid problems and to solve them in a proper way when necessary.
I really want to recommend Kitap and the Agency Kailash Himalaya Trek to anyone, on each kind of trek in the Mighty Himalaya.
Tom H.J. Franken
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