I got in contact with Hom at Tourist Link Treks and Expeditions for a trip into Makalu Base Camp then across Sherpani col and Amphu Lapcha la into the Khumbu region. This is a serious route over very high passes (>6000m) involving steep rock and ice terrain, multiple abseils, a lot of glacier travel and 5-6 nights camping above 5000m. Hom was very responsive to my emails, he understood exactly what I was looking for and he was very helpful in organising the trip. And he did all this for a very reasonable price. I was a bit nervous about paying all the money across to someone I had never met but in the end I’m very glad I did because as it turned out Hom was brilliant. He was waiting for us at the airport when we arrived, delivered us to our hotel and helped us with everything we needed. He organised 2 very experienced sherpas for us, Dawa and Mingma who were well prepared, knowledgeable of the area and extremely strong! It’s very important to be clear about what is included in the cost of your trip and what is not. I know people who have had misunderstandings about this in Nepal and it can ruin your holiday. I would highly recommend organising any trip with Hom because he has good attention to detail, he is well organised, reliable and he is genuinely a nice guy.