Together with my wife, I spent 12 days on the Makalu Base Camp trek in April 2022 with our guide Lal and porter Sumbo. As far as I know, Lal Gurung has been a friend of mine since 2015, when we were together for the first time on the Lower Dolpo trek and then on the other treks he led. I strongly recommend him to anyone who wants to spend a nice and comfortable trek time with him. He is a very nice friend, speaks English well, and is always ready to help you out in any situation you may find yourself in. My thanks also go to Nepal Wilderness Trekking, namely to the company’s leader Himal ghale for arranging this trip for me. There was a lot of organization involved in this trek, and he was very helpful in changing our flight ticket from Tumlingatar.