As a frequent visitor to Nepal since 1994, I trekked in a small family group with Phurba in autumn 2019. We selected a trek at relatively low altitude through the Solu Khumbu south of Lukla as it was the first trek for two members of the party. Every aspect of the journey was well planned and Phurba’s many family connections in the area enhanced our enjoyment of the experience. Phurba is a knowledgeable guide who offers first class service to everyone in his group. The porters who assisted us were also friendly and competent people and the lodges were first rate.