My dream trip to Everest Base Camp Trek
Everest Base Camp Trek
I have just returned from trekking to Everest Base Camp with Himalayan Glacier Trekking Ltd. HGT is a friendly, well organized locally owned company. The trekking trip to Everest Base Camp was something that I have dreamed about for many years. I can say that the trip was everything I had dreamed about and so much MORE!
The Guides and Porters hired by HGT are the best! Friendly, helpful, informative and they took care of every detail along the way. After the trip, I teased our Guide Parkash Devkota that he had become more than a guide. Along the way, Parkash became “Dr. Parkash” when people got sick, “Fitness Coach” when we needed encouragement on the acclimation hikes, “Tour guide” for the many stories that he told, and he became my “Personal Shopper” when it came time to shop for friends at home. The entire staff was always willing to stop what they were doing to answer a question, or help us figure things out. (Like finding a post office, or bank or even helping us order a meal.)
Many trekkers chose to “go it alone” and find there own places to stay. Now that I am an experienced trekker to Nepal, I would still rather travel with Himalayan Glacier Trekking than go on my own. This company knows the route, the villages and the Tea Houses along the way which meant that we ate and slept in comfort and did not have to worry about finding a place to stay. Other benefits of traveling with HGT include the fact that all of their guides and porters are locals. The trip becomes not only a scenic hiking adventure, but a true cultural experience. You will learn so much about the country and people of Nepal as you trek through the Himalayas.The HGT group sizes are smaller, which gives trekkers the flexibility to design portions of the trip to suit individual desires. For example: when I was the only one in my group that wanted to hike to the top of Kalapattar to watch the sunrise, the guide figured out a way to take me up there, and still be able to meet the other team members for breakfast. Watching the sunrise over Everest with our guide, Prakash and one of the porters Jussa, created memories that I will have for the rest of my life. All I can say is it was beautiful and AMAZING all at once. It is my pleasure to recommend Himalayan Glacier Trekking to anyone planning a trip to Nepal and I am happy and willing to correspond with any future clients that you may have.
Thank you so much for making my dream trip to Everest Base Camp a reality. I look forward to returning to Nepal for another trip with your company.