Turker Sengul

Turker Sengul has been with Climb High twice now, and has provided us with some excellent phtos which we use on our website.

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Climb High Client Turker Sengul M.D. from Turkey sent us this great photo of him on Island Peak
Turker is a great friend of Climb High and wrote a nice email for us as a reference recently:

“My first communication with Climb High started in mid-summer 2012. Since there was not many tours from Turkey to Nepal at that time, I decided that I would arrange it myself through the web. Until then I had no clue where to start with and how to proceed.My guidebook for Nepal was recommending a few companies including Climb High Himalaya. After web correspondences with many companies I was impressed with one company particular… Climb High Himalaya.

What really appealed me was their helpfulness, honesty and promptness. From the time I had landed in Kathmandu and I was welcomed by Climb High- in particular Sange Sherpa and Amber Thapa, to the time I left for home after Annapurna Circuit I totally felt as if I was in a company of friends, whom I can trust and enjoy. I had a wonderful experience in the Annapurna Circuit. Sange Sherpa was my guide and Arzun Serpa my porter.

I enjoyed it so much and felt like so safe with them that I came back in 2013. Now for EBC trek and even more… After careful planning and consultation with Amber I decided that I complete the EBC trek after going to Gokyo , climbing Gokyo-Ri and passing over Cho-La Pass, up to EBC , down to Dingboche and climbing a “sixthounsender ” first time, the Island Peak, 6189m.

I was not sure if I could complete all the “five” objectives in 17 days because of my time constraints. When we first setup with Sange Sherpa from Kathmandu- thanks to Amber that he could arrange my friend from last year again- I was not sure which of the five objectives I could accomplish…

Thanks to my guide Sange, my porter Gurmi Sherpa I managed to climb Gokyo-Ri, passed over Cho-La under snowy and foogy weather, climbed Kalapatthar, trekked to EBC and back and reached the summit of Island Peak on a perfect day… And did not experience any problem at all, including altitude sickness( no meds taken) because of careful planning, flexibility when needed and professionalism…

I had countless memories with my FRIENDS (Sange,Gurmi,Arzun and Amber) that I will praise and share. The last day of the trek I thought would be easy when descending with my friend Amber. I was wrong… We had unrelenting late monsoon rain from Namche down to Lukla, soaked, thinking that I was swimming in my hi-tech gore-tex boots. We couldn’t even sit down for lunch -because we were soaked and were fine standing- had it standing instead, shared some chocolates to warm-up. Memories to last a lifetime… Many more…

I am in my hometown now, surrounded with the usual luxuries of urban life… I really cant wait to rejoin in the earliest possible time with my FRIENDS in Nepal again, the Climb High…

Dannebad Amber, Dannebad Sange, Dannebad Arzun, Gürmi and all the other Sherpas…