30th July 2018

Amazing Everest Base Camp Trek

We arranged the trek to Everest Base Camp with Nepal Trekking Planner and had an amazing trip! Dipak from Nepal Trekking Planner took care of everything. We were met from the airport, taken to hotel for rest then shown around the city by an interesting english speaking guide. We were given an authentic Nepalese meal which was fun too! The touring of Kathmandu was really appreciated and we could not have explored the city without them. Driving in Nepal is insane – but we always felt safe with the drivers they supplied.
Then the real fun began! We were introduced in advance to our mountain guide who met us early to drive to the airport to fly to Lukla. As it is a small plane every seat is a window seat. The guide recommended the left side to see the mountains and so we all had incredible views of the Himalayas on the way up. We had a smooth flight with clear skies up to the mountains.
In Lukla the guide had already arranged a porter to meet us and carry our bags. While the three in our group all had experience hiking… we were VERY glad we had a porter once we got higher up!! He was amazing – carrying our things ahead of us everyday so that it was in our rooms before we arrived after each days trek. All the Nepalese people were friendly and happy to see visitors. The guide we had was really helpful to pace us and keep us hydrated! He even pulled out snacks for us which was unexpected 🙂
Higher up some of our group got diarrhea and altitude headaches. We were taken care of so well by the guide! Who gave us hydration salts and checked on us regularly when feeling bad. We ended up taking an extra rest day on the way up by his recommendation which was no problem.
Nepal Trekking Planner are very flexible with your holiday and make it clear that they can change the plans to suit individual needs etc along the way.
Because of the guides great care of us we all made it to Everest Base Camp after 8 days in the mountains. We left early that day and to our surprise we were the first ones to arrive that day! For 30 minutes we had the entire Everest Base Camp to enjoy to ourselves!! It was beautiful being surrounded by such mountains and glaciers. Definitely worth visiting if you can!
One member of our group hadn’t eaten great on the way up, and actually got worse after we got to Everest Base Camp. The guide was fantastic taking care of him and quickly found out our insurance details and contacted them and a helicopter company along with Dipak back in Kathmandu. We did not need to contact anyone. And a helicopter met us the next morning to take us all the way back to Kathmandu. From there we were taken to the international hospital where we were taken great care of and recovered in hours! Dipak was there and took us back to the hotel once we could leave. He took care of everything and the insurance were happy to pay, with just a small excess. (We used World Nomads).
Back in the city early Nepal Trekking Planner ensured we had the hotel booked for all our nights and took care of us while in Kathmandu! They even helped us arrange to go white-water-rafting on our last day 🙂 which we did with our guide which was a fun way to end the trip! We also had another meal with Dipak and the guide as a farewell sendoff.
Nepal Trekking Planner were fantastic in arranging our trip to Nepal. We would have been lost without them. We had an amazing time visiting and exploring Kathmandu, the trek from Lukla to Everest Base Camp, and a white water rafting trip a few hours drive from Kathmandu. No matter what happens during your visit Nepal Trekking Planner will take good care of you and ensure you have a great time!
I cannot recommend them enough and I will definitely be using them again next time I visit Nepal.