It was a pleasure to met you and your manager in Kathmandu. I am very impressed with your good service during the trek in Everest Base Camp. Everything was perfect for me. Mainly the kindling assistance of guide Hom Nath and porters Subas and Suman. Accommodations and food were good level. Even in situation not expected like bad weather in Lukla, it was well resolved. I will recommend your company to my friends and I hope I will come back to make other trip with you.
My husband and I have just returned from one of the most remarkable travel experiences we have had as of yet. Every year for our anniversary we go somewhere new according to the alphabet, and this year was Nepal for “N”. My love of the mountains fueled the decision to have the chance to see the biggest mountains in the world. But being from the southern United States, our high altitude experience was very limited to say the least. Also, a two week plus trek would be the longest we had done. I did not need to worry.
I wanted to thank you both and congratulate you on the outstanding staff you have. Homanth was a great guide. He was punctual at the airport, took care of everything to get us set up and provided necessary guidance along the trail. He has a seemingly endless smile and positive attitude which were well appreciated and sometimes much needed. As I know you are aware, the plane crash took place on the 5th morning of our trek and it was our airplane. I was shaken by the experience and all my pent up concerns came flooding back. Emotionally it was difficult to imagine getting on a plane to fly out of Lukla after that. Thus besides the 4 day weather hold that preceded our return to Lukla I also had that in the back of my mind and was willing to pay almost ANYTHING to get me out of there in a helicopter. Naba, you and Homanth tried your best to accommodate and I sincerely appreciate it. And the fact that you eventually got us a good airplane out of Lukla at the last possible instant that day was also something for which I will be eternally grateful.
All that said, my time wasn’t spent entirely worrying about the return trip. I greatly enjoyed the trek itself and continue to be awestruck at what I saw and experienced. I was nearly in tears when I finally reached Kala Patthar on a glorious morning. It was beyond my wildest dreams in terms of what it felt like standing there.
As for your porters, I have said this to everyone here who has asked me about my trek…. I am astonished at the spirit, stamina and strength of the people of the Khumbu. Amazing, tireless workers who seem to relish each day without complaint. Photos of people carrying what amounts to about two large wooden DOORS on their backs up a steep slope have people here wondering if they’d be able to do that for even a few feet! Subas and Suman were super-human, from my vantage point. Not only because of the loads they carried and the ease with which they did the tasks but also the smiles and the service they provided when we were all simply exhausted. Wow. That will remain a lasting image in my mind beyond the many awe-inspiring views.
Thank you again both for your assistance. Tony, you are a great asset to HG as you were always quick to provide information and answer my questions. Naba, you made us feel welcome and valued as clients.
Petaluma, California, USA
Well I will have to say my first experience in Nepal caught me by surprise! In anticipation for the trip all I wanted was not to get altitude sickness and that I end up with a good tour group.
Fast forward 3 weeks and I can honestly say that for the first time in many years I woke up!
The incredible scenery, the amazing culture, the most hospitable people all had left me with a feeling this place has a kind of ‘magic’ about it!
I couldn’t have asked for a funkier bunch of guys in my trekking group than Steve and Pasha! We shared so many great experiences and plenty of frivolity along the way. It was the running joke, “A Canadian, a Ukrainian and an Aussie walk into the bar!”…well in fact it was our tour group! (we did however find a bar or two to walk into on our travels??)
We also met so many people from so many different parts of the world along the way. Everyone had such fascinating stories to tell.
But the most important factor in making this experience so memorable was HGT. They made everything run so smoothly and nothing was ever a problem. In fact if there was some kind of problem they went out of their way to make sure it didn’t affect your experience and got things sorted out immediately.
I cannot speak highly enough of Bam Mangar our tour guide. Bam quite simply was the ultimate professional. He committed 100% towards you and made sure you were always looked after. Bam was highly experienced and knowledgeable with the history and culture of the EBC trail. Bam was also the butt of many of our jokes and gave as good back to us!
As for altitude sickness, due to the well planned itinerary and the wise eye of Bam, we all managed to achieve our ultimate dream and get to EBC without any major hiccups.
I have traveled to many parts of the world and met so many amazing people and I would have to say my trek to Everest Base Camp and all that went with the tour would have to rate as one of the best experiences of my life!
I can’t wait to return to Nepal one day and will certainly be looking up HGT to organize my next Nepalese experience!