Everest Base Camp Trek
Everest Base Camp Trek
The first night’s traditional Nepalese dinner was excellent, definitely keep this place as a regular part of your treks. Good introduction to the food, the dancing and singing etc.
the day's sightseeing was ok- we liked the sights themselves, but our guide Syeam gave a bit too much information, and as a result we didn't really learn as much as we could've about each of the places. I think that if he talked less, and gave important points on each place we would've taken a lot more in. Overall this was very good too though.
Enjoyed Rum Doodles- you have a good list of restaurants to take your clients to, this was one thing we noted.
overall comments about the trek- excellent. I actually think that you should market the December/ January period as a great time to do the trek. While it gets cold at night, the days are warm, and the clear skies give great photos. The guest houses are empty meaning that you get dinner served quickly, and you sleep well because there's no noise. Perhaps your website should also reflect the fact that if your timeline is tighter, you can tailor a trek to suit your available time. Your recommendations on what we needed to bring were spot on. The pace of the walking was fine, not too fast, not too slow. The guest houses were very impressive, excellent food, nice people and good facilities. Our trek went fine, with no hiccups at all until the last few days. We enjoyed the level of flexibility we were allowed, meaning that you can walk shorter or longer each day depending on how you feel, and where you'd like to spend more time.
At the end we ran into problems at Lukla with the flights cancelled. Obviously this is no-one's fault and can't really be avoided. The planning Homnath did to get us back to Kathmandu on time was excellent, and while we were very lucky in the end- the work he did saved us a lot of money and worry.Perhaps we could've considered the option to fly to Jiri then drive to Kathmandu a little earlier, because we were lucky to fly to Jiri- but no complaints.
The porter was fantastic- very polite, friendly and always smiling. I'm not sure how much these porters are paid, but I hope they are looked after, because it's one aspect of the trip that is important to the tourists, and we really appreciate the work these guys do.
Homnath was excellent- spoke great English and did his upmost to ensure we were happy, and enjoying ourselves. On the way down, he did get a long way ahead of us at times, leaving us to find our own way along the path, but when we spoke to him about it he stayed with us, which was good. We did notice that he always addresses the male, and doesn't really ask the female for her opinions. Perhaps this is a cultural thing, which is fine- but often the female likes being included in discussions.
In summary, there was no part of our trek that we were disappointed with. We would have no hesitation to recommend Homnath and your company to any of our family and friends. If we were to come back to Nepal to do more trekking, we would certainly do it through your group.