Sune Gurung has matured a lot over the years and has immensely improved both his guiding skills as well as his command of the English language. Sune’s pleasant demeanor is an asset on any trip.
Sune started out as a porter and has worked his way up to first a junior guide and now a senior guide.
Here is what Sarah Sentz who was on the Manaslu Trek when the 7.8 M earthquake struck in April 2015 had to say about Sune: “Wow. We loved Sune. Sune was so laid-back. He cared about safety, but he didn’t “freak out” about anything. Ryan and I made the decision not to go to Ghalegaun after the quake. We wanted the staff to get back to their families immediately. We wanted Sune to leave us to go home (his village in Gorkha was at the epi-center of the earthquake). Sune refused to leave us. Sune was also with us during the earthquake. I know we laughed about it later, but we were glad to actually survive the quake with Sune…while on the side of a steep trail with huge boulders coming over our head. I will never forget this guy and hope we can stay in touch.”