“ I have trekked with Gum several times, both with a group and privately. Of the many guides I have used in Nepal over the years he is absolutely the best - and the competition is strong! He obviously knows his stuff, is unfailingly good humoured, great company, and has a lovely and gentle sense of humour. He is kind and patient, and you always feel safe whatever happens - it’s the mountains and anything can. He also looks after other staff on the trail and in the lodges. It is important to me that the porters and locals are properly treated. Nepal is such an amazing country with the most wonderful people. Using a quality guide will only enhance the experience further. I have no hesitation in recommending Gum. Just writing this has me itching to go back again! ”
Gillian Marshall, UK
“ Thank you Gum, I wanted to visit Nepal for 20 years- now it finally happened. I am so glad to have had such an amazing guide! Thank you so much for such a great Tour! You are always welcome in Munich. ”
Andy from Germany,
“ Thank you so much Gum for looking after us all the time and you have put in, in order to make this such an enjoyable and informative trek to Everest Base Camp. Although we have been to Nepal before, your enthusiasm for your country has certainly helped us to gain a lot more understanding about this wonderful country. ”
Robert & Susan from UK
“ Gum with thanks for your excellent leadership. We have thoroughly enjoyed our trip so far. We have learned so much about Nepal and Tibet from you & your team. We always felt safe & well looked after. Believe me- I know how hard a job it can be! With best wishes to you all for the future venture! ”
Linda & Graham from UK
“ Many thanks Gum for all the work you have done to make this trip 'Highlights of Tibet' such a huge success. Your patience and expertise was excellent, you and your team were always one step ahead of us. Wishing you many more happy trips in the future! ”
Richard from UK
“ Thank you so much Gum for all you have done to ensure this has been a holiday to remember. You take great care and pride in your work and it is really appreciated. Nepal is a beautiful country, filled with wonderful people. It has been a holiday we will always remember. ”
Judy & Chris from UK
“ I travelled to Nepal several years ago to join a group for a hiking holiday in the Annapurna Valley. Gum was our lead guide for the 2 weeks. Gum was very knowledgeable, informative and interesting in relaying the history and geology of the region to us. He obviously has a great love and respect for the environment and took us bird watching on several occasions when not walking. He was extremely courteous and attentive to all our needs, and is endowed with the gift of patience! It was always a happy and relaxed atmosphere and the porters/Sherpa's also made up a great and colourful part of the team. I have been on numerous walking holidays in various parts of the world, but he is the only guide I continue to keep in touch with by email. I would strongly recommend Gum and his company (Griffon Travel) to lead any group of any ability in any part of the world. ”
Belinda Greenwood, New Zealand
“ Our travels with Gum to Nepal" My wife and I first met Gum in 2003 when he was our group guide on our first visit to Nepal. He has also been our guide on several other trekking holidays over the past years. Our last trip was just prior to the 2015 earthquake when Gum organised a tailor made trip for ourselves and 2 friends to the Langtang and Gosainkund Lakes region which is north of Kathmandu. The trip was in Spring which was a great time to enjoy a magnificent display of flowers (particularly Rhododendrons) as well as bird life and mountain scenery. The trip was led by Gum and supported by 3 of his local Sherpas. The organisation was faultless and we were able to learn much from Gum about the local and natural history of this beautiful area. We have always enjoyed our time with Gum and he has contributed enormously to our enjoyment of this magnificent country. We would not hesitate to recommend him and his company (Griffon Travel) to anyone wishing to trek or travel with him to the Himalayan Region. ”
Philip and Rosemary UK
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TAAN Pokhara Chapter Explored New Trail
A team of Trekking Agencies'' Association of Nepal (TAAN) Western Regional Association Pokhara has explored a new trekking trail that starts from Kushma of Parbat and ends at Baskharka of Myagdi district.

A 17-member team led by Narayan Sapkota, former president of TAAN Pokhara, started the exploration with a drive to Kushma from Pokhara. From Kushma, the walk started toward Banau (2150 meters) through Ghumti, Bagaicha, Bhatebari, Dhakdhake and Sidhali
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Griffon Travel is an adventure company in Kathmandu, Nepal, which has been established by experience people from the Himalayas
Address: Minbhawan, Kathmandu, Nepal
Email: info@griffon-travel.com